WaPo Announces Editorial Transitions
The Washington Post announced this week their latest editorial hires and transitions. Eva Rodríguez will transition to Deputy Foreign Editor. Since 2015 Rodríguez has been the Editor of The Washington Post Talent Network, a nationwide platform of freelancers who can be tapped quickly when news breaks. Prior to that, the Miami native spent seven years as an Editorial Writer for Opinions and an Assignment Editor on Style for The Post before going on to serve a brief stint as a Senior Editor at Politico Magazine in 2014. She’s also served as Justice Department Reporter for The Wall Street Journal,Legal Affairs Editor at the NYT, and DC Bureau Chief for Businessweek. The University of South Florida graduate began her journalism career at the Miami Daily Business Review. She starts her new role in early November. Luis Velarde will join The Post as a Video Editor on the national desk. He’s currently a Video Journalist at Univisión News where he covers the U.S. and Latin America, and also writes features on immigration, politics, and the war in Syria. Prior to that, he was a Multimedia Producer for The Associated Press, where he supervised a team of journalists across Latin America for regional multi-format coverage. Velarde has also been a Producer for BBC News and Voice of America among other outlets. The Universidad Privada del Valle graduate, who also has a Master’s from Georgetown, began his career as a journalist for Bolivian broadcaster Red Pat. He starts his new role on October 22nd. Alisa Tang will become the Universal Desk’s new Weekend Home Page Editor. She currently serves as Overnight Home Page Editor, helping to move alerts, edit stories, and produce digital platforms, including The Post’s homepage, tablet, and mobile apps. Prior to The Post, Tang lived abroad for 15 years. The trilingual editor, who is fluent in English, Thai, and French, reported and edited stories from Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea for the Associated Press, Thomson Reuters, and more. The Columbia University graduate began her career as a News Assistant for The New York Times. She starts her new role on October 18th. More here.