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Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The E. W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has named
Manny Garcia, executive editor and general manager of
el Nuevo Herald, the Spanish-language daily in
Miami, Fla., as editor of the
Naples Daily News, effective
Under Garcia's leadership,
el Nuevo Herald has grown into a multi-platform news operation that includes online, print, television and radio partnerships and special publications. He most recently led the successful launch of a free Spanish-language weekly publication targeting 68,000 readers.
As executive editor and general manager, Garcia helped lead advertising, circulation, staff development and community outreach initiatives while leading a newsroom of 50 full-time journalists and more than 100 freelancers.
El Nuevo Herald and
The Miami Herald were joint Pulitzer finalists for their coverage of the 2010
Haiti earthquake – a first for a Spanish-language news operation. Garcia's team recently collaborated with
The Toronto Star on an international series that exposed sex tourism from
Cuba, which has led to reforms in both countries.
Manny Garcia is one of the nation's pre-eminent investigative journalists and newsroom leaders," said
Mizell Stewart III, vice president of content for the Scripps newspaper division. "His passion for great storytelling, his ability to build outstanding newsroom teams and his focus on serving news consumers on multiple platforms is a great addition to Scripps."
Phil Lewis, who retired in July.
el Nuevo Herald in 2009, Garcia served as senior news editor for
The Miami Herald, where he oversaw all news operations.
The Miami Herald in 1990 as a Neighbors reporter covering police and worked his way up through a series of local news reporting posts before joining the
Herald's investigative team. He won numerous awards for investigative reporting, including a Goldsmith Prize and an IRE Award and shared two Pulitzer Prize-winning entries, one for
Miami's voter fraud scandal and the second for the Elian Gonzalez raid.
He serves on the boards of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the American Society of News Editors and the Florida Society of News Editors.