By: The Associated Press
Salcedo was elected as NAHJ’s president on Saturday, and will serve in her new role for two years. MSNBC senior producer Hugo Balta was runner-up. Salcedo won on promises to beef up the cash-strapped organization’s revenue sources.
Salcedo will succeed O. Ricardo Pimentel, the editorial page editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Other election results include Manuel de la Rosa, a reporter for KIII-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas, as vice president for broadcast; El Paso Times reporter Gustavo Reveles Acosta as vice president for print; AP Boston reporter Russell Contreras as financial officer; Boston Globe reporter Erin Ailworth as secretary; Dallas-based freelancer Rebecca Aguilar as general at-large officer; freelance reporter Ada Alvarez as Spanish language at-large officer; and Patricio Espinoza, founder and digital editor of AlamoCityTimes.com in San Antonio, Texas, as online at-large officer.
NAHJ has nearly 1,400 members and is dedicated to developing and promoting Hispanic journalists. The organization was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington.