They say you become a New Mexican by birth or passionate adoption. Veteran print and broadcast journalist Bill Diven chose the latter route beginning in his mid-school years when the family moved to Las Cruces a scant 40 miles from Old Mexico. Since then he has lived in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Placitas and Carrizozo and become one of the longest-serving journalists currently active in the state.
His background includes radio, television, magazines, newspapers and websites, reporting from Mexico and Europe and work appearing in national publications and news programs. Throw in as well two years as a public affairs officer in small-city municipal government. At various times he’s been a print reporter and photographer, TV reporter, chief photographer and chief editor, radio news director and web producer.
An early interest in trains led to travel adventures on three continents and continued writings on the historical, social, economic and political tentacles of railroads in society.
Diven currently freelances from the wilds of Sandoval County between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.