Alum Jose Antonio Vargas Speaks at DeAnza Commencement

June 17, 2013

CUPERTINO PATCH -- Jose Antonio Vargas, an immigration reform advocate who won a Pulitzer Prize while a reporter at the Washington Post, will be the keynote speaker at De Anza College's 46th annual commencement ceremony. He also reported on tech and video game culture and the 2008 presidential campaign for the Washington Post, where he was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the shootings at Virginia Tech. Afterward, he served as a senior contributing editor at the Huffington Post, launching both the Technology and College sections of the publication. Vargas' work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Daily News, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone and the New Yorker, for which he profiled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. He has been a guest on Nightline and The Colbert Report, among other TV shows. He is a graduate of Mountain View High School and San Francisco State University.