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The Submit’s Christine Armario named deputy editor of America desk

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Announcement from Nationwide Editor Matea Gold, Deputy Nationwide Editor Philip Rucker and America Desk Editor Cathleen Decker:

We’re excited to announce that Christine Armario will be a part of the America desk as a deputy editor, serving to broaden our attain and information the group because it crafts deeply reported enterprise and covers main nationwide breaking information.

Christine has labored for the final yr as a deputy editor on the Normal Task group, rapidly incomes the belief of GA reporters as an unflappable presence throughout chaotic information developments and a considerate sounding board to debate storytelling approaches. In that function, she has additionally labored intently with the America group, serving to to guide protection of the Surfside condominium collapse, pure disasters and shootings.

In between the relentless barrage of breaking information, Christine additionally guided deeper tales – just like the harrowing story of the only real survivor of a capsized migrant ship off Florida, the plight of Black activists in Cuba’s historic protests and the seek for the final sufferer of the Surfside condominium collapse.

She got here to The Submit from the Miami Herald, the place she served as Latin America editor. She oversaw the paper’s protection of Raúl Castro’s retirement and launched an information undertaking on vaccine inequality in Latin America that went on to win a Nationwide Headliner Award for worldwide reporting.

Earlier than that, she labored for 12 years as a reporter on the Related Press, reporting from Los Angeles, Miami and eight international locations, together with Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Honduras and Mexico. Whereas primarily based in Bogotá, she spearheaded a undertaking following a Venezuelan mom and her daughter fleeing their nation’s disaster on foot – becoming a member of the pair over 10 days as they trekked throughout three international locations to Peru. She broke tales on Colombia’s civil battle, adopted Fidel Castro’s funeral caravan throughout Cuba and lined three journeys by Pope Francis.

Christine was the founding president of the NAHJ South Florida chapter. She is a graduate of Columbia College’s Graduate College of Journalism and commenced her profession at Newsday on the police beat.

She was born in Miami to Cuban dad and mom and grew up in 4 international locations, a nomadic upbringing that impressed her to be a journalist. She is presently going to stay in Miami, the place she enjoys scouring the town’s meals scene together with her husband.

Please be a part of us in congratulating Christine on her new function, which can start June 13.

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