Melendez named editor of South Florida Biz Journal
Mel Meléndez, the managing editor of the South Florida Business Journal, has been promoted to editor of the American City Business Journals paper.
He replaces Al Lewis, who left to become business editor of the Houston Chronicle.
Brian Bandell of the Business Journal writes, “President and Publisher Melanie Dickinson tapped Meléndez for the media outlet’s top editorial post after he worked as the media outlet’s managing editor since 2013. During this period, Meléndez directed the SFBJ’s digital strategy, edited the majority of its stories in print and online, and oversaw the paper’s redesign only months after starting his role.
“‘Mel has a keen understanding of and love for our marketplace,’ Dickinson said. ‘He knows the importance of a business journal to the business community, and we are excited to have him continue to lead our newsroom of talented journalists as editor-in-chief.’
“Meléndez has nearly two decades of journalism experience, including positions with the North County Times in San Diego, South Florida Sun Sentinel and Arizona Republic in Phoenix. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he earned an accounting degree from the University of Puerto Rico, and a journalism degree from San Francisco State University.”
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