By: Press Release | The McClatchy Company
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The Miami Herald Media Company (MHMC), parent company of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, today will officially dedicate its new headquarters and production facility at 3511 NW 91st Ave. in Doral, Fla., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.
At the ceremony, MHMC President and Publisher David Landsberg will be joined by community leaders from the City of Doral and Miami-Dade County as well as Kevin S. McClatchy, chairman of The McClatchy Company, which owns MHMC, and Patrick J. Talamantes, McClatchy’s president and CEO.
MHMC recently completed the move from its former bayside headquarters in downtown Miami, where it had operated for the past 50 years, to a 160,000-square-foot office building that once served as the U.S. Southern Command headquarters. Close to 700 employees from MHMC’s business and news operations now work at the new Doral location, and printing presses are up and running in an adjacent, 119,000-square-foot production facility on MHMC-owned land. The combined facilities represent a nearly $50 million investment.
“Over the past 15 months, we’ve watched in anticipation as blueprints have become buildings,” Landsberg said. “Our new home not only brings us to the 21st century, it is the foundation for the next chapter of our incredible history. The MHMC is a multi-platform news operation passionate about meeting the needs of today’s readers and advertisers across media platforms and languages.”
McClatchy CEO Talamantes said, “This project demonstrates McClatchy’s commitment to the growth and future of the South Florida market. I would like to congratulate MHMC’s employees, leadership team and advisers on completing this transformative project on such an aggressive timeline and on budget.”
With a state-of-the-art campus facility, featuring newsrooms designed for the new technology of the digital age, the new headquarters will enable MHMC to continue evolving and innovating just as it has for the past 110 years. “The speed with which we are able to turn a story and leverage our talents will only accelerate due to the design and function of our new space,” said Manny Garcia, executive editor/general manager of el Nuevo Herald.
“The tools may change but our core mission remains the same: to inform and engage our readers, to set the debate, to celebrate our community and to shed light,” added Miami Herald Executive Editor Aminda Marques Gonzalez. “We’ll continue to produce the same award-winning journalism that is the hallmark of both the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.