AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Austin American-Statesman editor John Bridges will retire after 32 years on the newspaper, he reported Friday.
Below Bridges’ management, the Statesman was a three-time Texas Newspaper of the 12 months, and its investigative reporting has earned nationwide recognition.
Bridges will probably be succeeded by Manny Garcia, who can even maintain the title of vice chairman when he takes workplace subsequent month, the newspaper introduced.
Garcia at present leads ProPublica’s analysis partnership with the Austin-based Texas Tribune. Beforehand, he served because the requirements editor and East Area govt editor for the Gannett-owned USA As we speak Community. As such, he dealt with the journalism that flowed between the area’s Gannett publications, together with the Statesman and 7 different Texas newspapers.
Earlier than that, the Havana native who grew up in Miami was editor of the Naples Each day Information in Florida, then editor and basic supervisor of El Nuevo Herald en Espanol in Miami and senior information editor of The Miami Herald. Whereas on the Herald, García introduced protection of the federal raid that took 6-year-old Elián González from his kinfolk’ dwelling in Miami and returned him to his father in Cuba.