Hugo Franco graduated in Sciences of Communication at ISCSP, Universidade de Lisboa. He has been working as a reporter for Expresso since 2006.
He is an expert in crime and terrorism and published the book Portuguese Jihadists (2015).
In the same year, he won the award ‘Prémio Reportagem Cáceres Monteiro’, by Group Impresa, thanks to his reports about Jihad.
In 2016, Hugo Franco won the ‘European Press Prize 2016 (The Innovation Award)’ with the multimedia report: Killing and Dying for Allah: Five Portuguese Members of Islamic State.