Patricia Mayorga is a correspondent for Proceso, a news magazine based in Mexico City. Her reporting includes stories on forced disappearances of indigenous people in Mexico, and alleged links between the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and organized crime. She is also a founding member of the Red Libre Periodismo journalism network, a collective that provides professional support, networking, and ethics training for young journalists in Chihuahua state, Mexico.
Mayorga began working as a journalist in 2000, covering topics such as health and education. Later, she began focusing on human rights issues affecting Chihuahua residents, including government corruption and violence and the killing of women in Juárez. Earlier in Mayorga's career, she reported for the daily El Heraldo. She has also contributed to the Ciudad Juárez-based daily El Diario and other regional and national publications. She is a winner of the 2017 CPJ International Press Freedom Award.