Cancino is an investigative reporter at BGA. She worked at the Chicago Tribune from 2009 to 2015 as a business reporter covering manufacturing, economic development and labor. Her 2015 labor coverage earned a local award for best business and consumer reporting.
That same year, Cancino was awarded a journalism fellowship by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Chicago. As part of the fellowship, she wrote about aging and long-term care in America for the Associated Press. Prior to the Tribune, Cancino was a multimedia reporter and a web producer for La Palma, a Spanish-language weekly, and covered weekend crime shifts for the Palm Beach Post.