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Pulitzer Prize-winner and MDC Alumnus Manny Garcia Featured in MDC's Acclaimed Journalism Speaker Series

Manny Garcia

Manny Garcia, executive editor at El Nuevo Herald

Miami, November 3, 2010 - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Miami Dade College (MDC) alumnus Manny Garcia, the executive editor of El Nuevo Herald, will share his experiences on Thursday, Nov. 4 at MDC’s Wolfson Campus as part of the college’s renowned Journalism Speaker Series.

Garcia started at the Miami Herald in 1990 as a Neighbors reporter. He later covered the criminal courts beat and Miami City Hall. Garcia was the main reporter on two Pulitzer Prize-winning stories: the Elian Gonzalez raid and the Miami voter fraud scandal.

While at the Herald, Garcia also worked as an assistant city editor, special projects editor, AME/metro editor and senior news editor.

Garcia became the executive editor at El Nuevo Herald in April of 2009. He is a member of MDC’s Alumni Hall of Fame.

The MDC Journalism Speaker Series was launched in February of 2008 to create an exchange and learning opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. To date, 30 journalists have participated in the series. 

This year’s lineup includes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jim Morin, a cartoonist for the Miami Herald; WSVN Channel 7 anchor Craig Stevens; WPLG Channel 10 senior political reporter Michael Putney; Miami Herald breaking news editor Pat Andrews; USA Today reporter Alan Gomez; and former Miami Herald general assignment reporter Arnold Markowitz.

Each program includes a presentation by the journalists and a 15-minute question and answer session. All programs are free and open to the public. 


Journalism Speaker Series featuring El Nuevo Herald executive editor Manny Garcia

  • WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 4, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • WHERE: MDC's Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Building 7, Room 7128.

For more information about the speaker series, please contact The Reporter adviser Manolo Barco, at 305-237-3477. 


Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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