Friday, February 4, 2011

El Diario Appoints New Executive Editor and Managing Editor

Here is some information related a change in leadership to one of NYC top Hispanic news source.


El Diario Appoints New Executive Editor and Managing Editor
Erica Gonzalez becomes new Executive Editor and Carmen Villavicencio Managing Editor

impreMedia, the leading Hispanic news and information company, announced the appointment of Erica Gonzalez to Executive Editor and Carmen Villavicencio to Managing Editor of El Diario-La Prensa.

Gonzalez first joined El Diario in 2006 as Opinion Page Editor, and developed a multi-faceted role that consisted of writing the paper’s hard-hitting editorial positions that covered immigration reform and electoral campaigns to being responsible for regular and guest columnists. Gonzalez has represented El Diario on CNN, New York 1, Grit TV to name a few. Most recently, she managed the successful launch and development of El Diario’s “Nuestros Barrios/ Our Neighborhoods” section and implemented an e-news roundup called “Your Morning Cafe.”

Gonzalez’ impressive background includes reporting for the New York Post, serving as an editor at and working as director of communications for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. She holds degrees in political science and journalism from Syracuse and Columbia University.

"El Diario has experienced excellent audience growth over the course of the years, introducing new multimedia initiatives, sharpening its political coverage and expanding its editorial sections. Our unique and relevant content is what keeps our audience engaged. Erica has been an important part of that effort. I have every confidence that El Diario’s growth will continue under her leadership," said Rossana Rosado, Publisher of El Diario.

Carmen Villavicencio has been named Managing Editor. Working under the guidance and direction of Editor-in-Chief Erica Gonzalez, Villavicencio will assume responsibility for much of the daily management of El Diario’s editorial operations, acting as Managing Editor. In her new role she will be responsible for El Diario’s content and newsroom coverage.

Villavicencio served as El Diario’s News Editor prior to her appointment. In that capacity she served as the department leader and coordinated news coverage with editors, reporters and correspondents. In addition, she was responsible for directing and monitoring the flow of news through different outlets; maintaining a multimedia approach to news on the web and in print. Villavicencio’s professional resume includes having worked for Hoy and other notable Hispanic publications such as Noticias del Mundo and Diario el Universo.

"Carmen has worked all facets of newsroom editorial with dedication and innovation. We are sure that she will continue to excel in her new capacity as Managing Editor and continue to bring new editorial concepts to our audience," said Rossana Rosado, Publisher of El Diario.

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