Nicaraguan journalist becomes first immigrant editor of The Miami Herald

  • Source: EFE
  • August 15, 2023

"Nicaraguan Alex Mena, who came to the United States at the age of 11, became this Monday [Aug. 14] the first immigrant CEO of two of Florida's leading newspapers, The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, the latter in Spanish, both dailies reported.

'Today is the day when somebody’s immigrant American Dream comes true. And it is my dream. I am now the executive editor of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald and Florida Regional Editor for McClatchy (the publishing company),' Mena, 50, wrote on social media.

Mena, who lives in the city of Hialeah, near Miami, has also become the first graduate of Miami Dade College and Florida International University (FIU) to take the reins of the Herald."

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