Manny García is Senior Editor for the ProPublica-Texas Tribune Investigative Initiative.
García previous served in top leadership roles at the USA Today Network as Standards Editor and East Region Executive Editor. García is also the former editor of the Naples Daily News, editor and general manager of Spanish-language El Nuevo Herald and senior news editor of the Miami Herald. García has managed the work of hundreds of reporters, and he was a primary writer and anchor of the Herald’s coverage of the federal raid that removed 6-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ Miami home and returned him to his father in Cuba.
As a reporter and editor, García and his teams have won several prizes, including the Pulitzer, Goldsmith and IRE prizes, as well as a national Edward R. Murrow Award. Award-winning projects have exposed sex trafficking in the Caribbean, led to the convictions of numerous public officials, changed Florida law and helped free a man serving a life sentence in prison for murders and a rape he did not commit. He also received the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership.
García serves as a board member for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, News Leaders Association and the Louisiana State University Manship School of Mass Communication. García served on the IRE board from 2006-2014, including one term as IRE president. He is a graduate of Florida International University and Miami Dade College. Born in Havana, he was raised in Miami.