The Dallas Morning News business editor Paul O’Donnell sent out the following to the staff:
We couldn’t be more excited about announcing an addition to the business reporting team.
Irving Mejia-Hilario will become our new business breaking news reporter, effective Nov. 27.
Irving’s infectious enthusiasm and energy stood out this summer during his highly productive run as a business intern – so much so that we extended his internship into the fall.
In just the last month, for example, he’s written about the billionaire behind the pickleball craze in D-FW, sat with Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki for a one-on-one on life after basketball, chronicled the final weekend of a historic dirt car racing track in Mesquite, single-handedly led our coverage of the auto workers strike and even managed to squeeze in a profile for the Food section on a Mexican winemaker making inroads in Texas.
Irving joined our team this summer after graduating from Wayne State University in Detroit, where he was managing editor of The South End, and following a business reporting internship at Automotive News and an environmental reporting internship at Bridge Michigan.
His background also includes sports reporting at Spark Sports, Fox Sports, Last Word On Sports and Top Sports Report. At age 17, he was featured on Fox Sports – one of the youngest writers ever to accomplish that. At The News, he’s made multiple appearances on NBCDFW to discuss stories he’s written.
Please join us in congratulating Irving for this well-earned, full-time role. We can’t wait to see where he takes it.