Juan Vasquez



I moved to Miami in 1985 to cover Latin America for a TV network, back when the networks still cared about the region, and spent years living out of a suitcase. I never intended to stay forever, but can't think of a more interesting or more enchanting place to live. I was born in Texas, and my wife, Patricia, and I live in Miami-Dade and have two grown children.

I've been at The Herald since 1999, first as national/foreign editor and, beginning in mid-2003, as deputy editorial page editor. The editorial department consists of three separate parts, plus Jim Morin's cartoon. There's the letters-to-the-editors section, which reflects the belief that everyone's entitled to an opinion. There's the Op-ed, or opposite editorial, page, which reflects the notion that some opinions deserve longer exposition. And there are the editorials, where we offer our institutional opinion based on aggressive reporting and what we believe is best for this community.

Five years ago, we used to get roughly 30 Op-ed offers a day. Nowadays, it's closer to 80 when there's a hot topic in the news. We can put some of these online, but, we have to be more selective both online and in print. Either way, the goal is to offer compelling writing and a variety of points of view. We want to make sure there's something there you want to read every day.

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Alexandra Villoch, new president and publisher of the Miami Herald Media Company.


    Alexandra Villoch

    Alexandra Villoch is the president and publisher of Miami Herald Media Co., a position from which she oversees the news and business operations of the company. She started her career with the Miami Herald in 2000. Cuban born, she has resided in Miami since 1972. She attended Miami Dade College, and graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Political Science. She has an MBA from the University of Miami. Alex and her husband, Cesar Mendoza, together have four adult children and live in the city of Coral Gables.


    Nancy Ancrum

    Nancy Ancrum is The Miami Herald's Editorial Page editor. A native New Yorker, Ancrum has worked at The Miami Herald since 1983. A graduate of New York University, she began her career at the now-closed Baltimore Evening Sun. Before becoming a member of the Editorial Board in 1990, she worked as an assistant city editor in the Herald newsroom. She is married to George Fishman, a mosaic artist.


    Jim Morin

    Jim Morin was born in Washington D.C., and grew up outside of Boston. He started drawing cartoons when he was 7 and later, during studies at Syracuse University, merged his interest in politics with cartooning. He came to The Miami Herald in 1978. The Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist says that the most important requirement of "‘editorial'' cartoons is that the drawing take a point of view, humorous or not. Over the years, he has drawn scathing cartoons of both Democrats and Republicans. All are considered fair game.

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