Editorial Board Editor
I'm a native New Yorker who has finally come around. For me, it's all about sunshine and palm trees, and I've made a commitment to never to never be cold again. I am the Editorial Board's editor. Got a comment or complaint How can you not? You live in South Florida don't hold back. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Keep it short, sweet and to the point, and you'll have a better chance of seeing your letter in print. My husband, George, a mosaic artist, and I essentially craft our vacations around art and food, which has been a great way to see a lot of world.
I was born in Washington D.C. and grew up outside of Boston. I started drawing cartoons when I was 7 and later, during my studies at Syracuse University, merged my interest in politics with my cartooning. I started working for SU's student newspaper, the Daily Orange and I was hooked. I came to the Herald in 1978. While many of my colleagues fret about "finding ideas," I'm overloaded with them thanks to living in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, both a satirist's paradise. These are editorial cartoons. The most important requirement is that the drawing take a point of view, humorous or not. Over the years, I've drawn scathing cartoons of both Democrats and Republicans. All are -- and should be -- considered fair game."
Before joining the Editorial Board, I was a Miami Herald reporter, assigned to various beats from crime to education to the federal courthouse. All that street knowledge has come in handy in helping me craft editorials and gauging how they will impact the local community on the ground. I was raised in Miami, born in Havana, which I left on a Freedom Flight with my family. I'm a Miami High graduate. I've co-written two books, "The Cuban Exile Experience" and "Miami's Criminal Past."