Habersham to join the Miami Herald as accountability reporter

The Miami Herald has tapped Raisa Habersham to serve as an accountability reporter. Habersham begins on October 10. Currently, she is a watchdog and investigative reporter at The Savannah Morning News. She freelanced and reported for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and also served as a news and features editor at VOX Teen Communications. Habersham has a […]

Miami Herald taps Leibowitz to be Miami Beach reporter

The Miami Herald has appointed Aaron Leibowitz as Miami Beach reporter. Previously, Leibowitz was a local government enterprise reporter. He reported for Law360. Leibowitz has a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Be sure to congratulate Leibowitz on Twitter.

Izaguirre to join Politico as a data reporter

Rosmery Izaguirre will join Politico as a data reporter. Recently, she was an Esserman Investigative Fellow, working as a data reporter at the Miami Herald. Previously, she interned at the Los Angeles Times and the Herald. She worked as a visualization producer and as a digital managing editor at the Independent Florida Alligator, University of […]

Conarck to join the Baltimore Banner as criminal justice reporter

The Baltimore Banner has hired Ben Conarck as a criminal justice reporter. He begins in July. Recently, he was a reporter at The Miami Herald, an investigative reporter at The Florida Times-Union and a reporter at Law360. He also wrote for Valley News in Lebanon, N.H. Conarck has a B.A. from the University of Vermont […]

Miami Herald hires Zakaria as deputy managing editor for local news

Tabassum Zakaria will be joining The Miami Herald as deputy managing editor for local news next month. She currently serves as managing editor at McClatchy, where she led the Washington bureau. She has also held the post of Washington editor. She has also worked as a consultant at International Finance Corporation, where she was editor […]

Miami Herald promotes Mena to managing editor

The Miami Herald has promoted Alex Mena to the post of managing editor, helping oversee Miami newsroom operations and directing oversight over el Nuevo Herald. Mena has been with the Herald for over 26 years, serving as editorial specialist, copy editor/designer, backup day/night metro slot editor, assistant sports editor, deputy sports editor, newsroom night operations […]

Politico taps Daugherty to helm Morning Transportation newsletter

Alex Daugherty is joining Politico to lead the Morning Transportation newsletter and report on infrastructure, supply chains and transportation issues. Previously, he was a Washington correspondent at The Miami Herald, where he has also worked as a politics reporter. He was also a Washington correspondent for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, one of McClatchy’s flagship newspapers. […]

Miami Herald taps Brugal as K-12 education reporter

The Miami Herald has hired Sommer Brugal as a K-12 education reporter. She joins from Treasure Coast Newspaper in Florida, where she was an education reporter for over 2 years. She has also worked freelance and was a digital marketing copywriter at RepEquity, Inc. in Washington D.C. She has also worked at American University and […]

Miami Herald managing editor Hirsch to retire

Rick Hirsch, managing editor at The Miami Herald, will be retiring at the end of the year. Hirsch had been with the Herald for over 41 years. During his time at the Herald, he has served as Broward managing editor, senior editor for multimedia and new projects, as a reporter, editor and manager leading the […]

Miami Herald seeks editorial board member

The Miami Herald seeks an editorial board member who can craft must-read editorials and columns, hold local institutions to account with fresh reporting, and help lead a constructive conversation in the community. The successful candidate will be a digital journalist who can report and write powerful editorials and columns about local and regional issues and […]