Miami Herald announces new leaders in major administration roles

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Monica Richardson is govt editor of the Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald and the Bradenton Herald.

The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald have declared new leaders to senior roles in the business as part of important changes and realignment of the newsroom’s administration, Govt Editor Monica Richardson reported Monday.

3 veteran journalists had been named to the newsroom’s top leadership, as well as a new basic manager.

Bob McFarlin, who experienced been senior director of infrastructure and security for McClatchy, guardian organization of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, will develop his position and presume basic supervisor responsibilities for the two South Florida information corporations.

In this purpose, he will acquire on some operational tasks beforehand held by Nancy Meyer, who declared very last 7 days that she is leaving the Herald group in January to be publisher of the Houston Chronicle.

McFarlin lives in Miami and worked with the Herald for numerous several years. His broad practical experience and comprehension of McClatchy, the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald will be an asset to the information procedure, McClatchy Chairman and CEO Tony Hunter said just lately in announcing McFarlin’s new position.

“As a aspect of this organization for above 28 many years, I have always been in awe of the extremely crucial do the job our newsrooms perform on a everyday foundation,” McFarlin said. “I glimpse forward to continuing the tradition of excellence in journalism and delivering this services to the Miami community.”

McFarlin will operate along with Richardson in leading the Miami group.

Richardson turned the govt editor of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, and McClatchy’s Florida regional editor, at the starting of this year right after just about 15 decades in management at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Dana Banker

Richardson declared Monday that Dana Banker, controlling editor of the South Florida Sunshine Sentinel, will join the Miami Herald in January as the Herald’s senior handling editor. In this purpose, Banker will thrive Rick Hirsch, who in November introduced he would be retiring as controlling editor at the stop of December following far more than 42 several years at the Herald.

At the Sunshine Sentinel, Banker aided lead her employees to two Pulitzer Prize Gold Medals for General public Service, amid other awards. She has been the Sentinel’s handling editor for 6 several years, overseeing all newsroom departments from audience progress to investigations.

“It is an honor to do the job with this kind of a talented newsroom team in such a diverse and dynamic region,” Banker reported. “Together we will make absolutely sure the Herald continues to be a drive of accountability and demanded looking at for all people in our community.”

Banker’s appointment was one particular of several main administration improvements beneath Richardson.

Last month, Richardson declared the marketing of Alex Mena to controlling editor. Mena, who has been with the Herald for much more than 26 a long time, will aid oversee Miami newsroom operations, with immediate oversight about el Nuevo Herald.

Also joining the Herald next month as deputy running editor for nearby information is Tabassum “Toby” Zakaria. She has overseen protection of the White Household, Congress, politics and nationwide protection as managing editor of McClatchy’s Washington Bureau.

Richardson explained progress of the personnel and the new administration structure will help be certain “focus on producing more of the powerful and definitive regional journalism, for which we are identified, and that we can reinforce our community connections across diverse communities to attain far more audience and have higher influence by way of our services and mission.”