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Miami City Hall Reporter Kathleen McGrory of The Miami Herald to Be Featured At January MDC Journalism Speaker Series Event

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Miami Herald reporter Kathleen McGrory

Miami, January 14, 2013 - Award-winning Miami Herald reporter Kathleen McGrory, who covers Miami City Hall, will be featured at the Miami Dade College Journalism Speaker Series at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the college’s Kendall Campus.

 Before writing about local government, McGrory spent five years as the Herald's education writer. She has also covered police and breaking news for the paper's continuous news operation. 

 In 2007, she was named Florida's Young Journalist of the Year. The following year, McGrory won first place in the National Education Writing Awards for her coverage of a fight at Miami Edison Senior High. In 2009, she was recognized for her work chronicling the turnaround at Miami Central Senior High School.

 Last year, McGrory was part of an investigative team that examined spending at South Florida charter schools. The series won second place in the National Headliner Awards. 

 The MDC Journalism Speaker Series was launched in February 2008 to create an exchange and learning opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. To date, 43 journalists have participated in the series.   

 In addition to McGrory, this year’s lineup includes Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Frances Robles of The New York Times, Boston Globe political reporter, Noah Bierman, reporter, Israel Gutierrez, and Dallas Morning News editor and reporter, Selwyn Crawford.

 Each program includes a presentation by the journalists and a 15-minute question and answer session.

All presentations are free and open to the public. 

MDC Journalism Speaker Series with Miami City Hall reporter for The Miami Herald, Kathleen McGrory.

  • WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • WHERE: MDC Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104 St., Room 6120

For more information about the speaker series, please contact Manolo Barco, the adviser to The Reporter, the student newspaper at Miami Dade College, at 305-237-2323. 

Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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