Nancy San Martín, a veteran journalist who has covered local and international issues and won two regional Emmy Awards, was named the managing editor of el Nuevo Herald Thursday.
She will be in charge of the day-to-day operations of el Nuevo Herald and will be responsible for growing the newspaper’s digital audience during a crucial period of changes in the industry. She will report directly to Aminda Marqués Gonzalez, executive editor of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.
“I am honored to be part of the continuing evolution of our industry and I am extremely excited to work alongside tremendously talented journalists,” San Martín said. “Together, we will surely carve out new paths in the digital landscape.”
In her new position, San Martín will continue leading the team of reporters covering Cuban affairs and other beats for both newspapers. Since the summer, she had served as coordinator between both newspapers.
“Nancy is a talented editor who has been at the center of our digital transformation,”, Marqués Gonzalez said. “With a deep commitment to covering this community, she is perfectly positioned to help guide el Nuevo Herald into the future.”
San Martín is a near-native Miamian, born in East Los Angeles (of a Cuban father and a Mexican-American mother) but raised in Allapattah. A graduate of Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School, she attended Miami Dade College and graduated from Florida International University.
She started her career in journalism as a college intern for the Miami Herald’s Neighbors section. She was hired after graduation and spent three years covering South Florida’s diverse communities. In 1992, San Martín joined the Sun-Sentinel, where her responsibilities as immigration reporter led to overseas assignments in Cuba, Haiti and other Caribbean nations.
In 1998, San Martín moved to the Dallas Morning News, where she was chief of the border bureau covering Mexico and neighboring U.S. states. She returned to the Herald in 2001 as a member of the World Desk, where her coverage took her across the globe, from the war in Afghanistan and devastation in post-earthquake Haiti to political turmoil across the Americas and the economic meltdown in Puerto Rico.
More recently, she was Interactive Editor and Cuba and Immigration editor at the Herald.
San Martín is a Harvard Nieman Fellow and served on the board of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 1990-94. She was also part of a team that was honored with the Suncoast Emmy Awards for feature-length documentaries that aired nationally on PBS, the first in 2011 for “Nou Bouke: Haiti’s Past, Present and Future” and again in 2014 for “The Day It Snowed In Miami.”
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