Manny Garcia

El Nuevo Herald

Manny Garcia is executive editor of El Nuevo Herald in Miami.

Biography

Manny Garcia is the 2010 John McCandlish Phillips Scholar at the World Journalism Institute.

In March 2009, Manny Garcia was appointed executive editor of El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish-language newspaper in Miami. Garcia was a Pulitzer Prize juror for the investigative reporting category in 2009. Prior to moving to El Nuevo Herald, Manny had been the Miami Herald's Metro Editor since June 2003, having joined in 1990 as a Neighbor's writer, assigned to the cop beat. He also worked as a night GA, covered state criminal courts, Miami City Hall and reported for the Herald's investigative team.

Manny has been a primary writer and reporter on two Pulitzer Prize winning projects for the Miami Herald, one which uncovered widespread vote fraud in a Miami mayoral race and the second for the coverage of the Elian Gonzalez raid. He's also helped uncover how a police chief used a children's charity to pay for his mistress and why foam insulation caused the space shuttle to disintegrate. In 2005, Manny and database editor Jason Grotto shared Investigative Reporters and Editor's (IRE) top prize for a series titled Justice Withheld, which showed how repeat criminal offenders were taking advantage of a little known judicial break to dodge convictions. Florida curtailed the law's use after the series was published.

Before journalism, Manny sold shampoo, drove a truck and worked as an emergency medical technician.