Media Moves

The 19th adds new staff members

December 20, 2021

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The 19th has hired Myrka Moreno and Lance Dixon as audience engagement producers. Megan Kearney will be joining the editorial team as a digital producer and Jasmine Mithani comes as a data visuals reporter.

Moreno joins from Grist, where she was recently a social media coordinator. Before that, she served as a social media engagement fellow. She was also a social media editor at Hilltop Views in Austin, Texas and has interned at The Texas Observer. Moreno graduated from St. Edward’s University.

Dixon recently served as a digital editor at WLRN Public Radio and Television in Miami, Florida. He has also worked at The New Tropic, a site and newsletter designed for curious locals in South Florida. He has also reported for The Miami Herald. Dixon is a 2021 participant in the Poynter Institute’s Leadership Academy for Diversity in Media and is a graduate of Morehouse College and Columbia University – Graduate School of Journalism.

Kearney was recently with the USA Today Network, where she served as statewide digital producer. She has also worked as a regional digital planner and digital content producer. She was a news correspondent at The Gainesville Sun in Florida and has interned at Boca Raton Magazine. She has also interned at Hearst Television and The Parklander Magazine in Florida. Kearney is a University of Florida graduate.

Mithani comes from FiveThirtyEight, where she was a visual journalist/web developer. She has also worked at the South Side weekly in Chicago as a data editor, deputy editor and senior editor. She has also interned at NPR and is a graduate of the University of Chicago.

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