Juan Fernando Lara Salas is a Costa Rican journalist. He received a bachelor's degree in mass communication/journalism in 1997 and a master's degree in political science in 2001 from the University of Costa Rica.
He is a senior journalist for La Nación, the most influential national newspaper in the country, where he has worked since 1997. He is currently in the National News section for both the digital and print editions of this newspaper.
He deals with issues such as public services, environment, energy and public policy. By the nature of the topics, there are public data reviews and publications on science and technology advancements and how all of this relates to our current climate crisis.
He also won the Journalist of the Year award in 2012 for his coverage of the presidential election. That same year he also reported from Venezuela and the United States.