Dora Bain-Smith



I don't think there's another place in this country where I'd rather live than in South Florida with its year-around perfect weather. I was born and raised in Miami, attended public schools and graduated from Miami Dade Community College. I love to travel, but there's no place like home.

As administrative assistant to the editor I am not a member of the board, but I deal with lots of very important people … you. Mine is the voice you hear when you call the Editorial Board to express your views or voice concerns. You can be sure that your praise or outrage is passed on to, and heard by, the board members.

My husband, Richard Smith, and I have three children. Our oldest, Tiffany, lives in Virginia with her husband, Arling, and son, Myles. Alexander now makes his living in Atlanta. And Christopher, our youngest, is an eleventh-grader at Miami Beach Senior High.

Read more Meet the Editorial Board stories from the Miami Herald

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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