AP’s Michele Salcedo Named NAHJ President

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By: The Associated Press

(AP) Michele Salcedo, an editor in Washington for The Associated Press, is the new president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

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.

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