Alexandra Villoch is the president and publisher of Miami Herald Media Co., a position from which she oversees the news and business operations of the company. She started her career with the Miami Herald in 2000. Cuban born, she has resided in Miami since 1972. She attended Miami Dade College, and graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Political Science. She has an MBA from the University of Miami. Alex and her husband, Cesar Mendoza, together have four adult children and live in the city of Coral Gables.
EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Nancy Ancrum is The Miami Herald's Editorial Page editor. A native New Yorker, Ancrum has worked at The Miami Herald since 1983. A graduate of New York University, she began her career at the now-closed Baltimore Evening Sun. Before becoming a member of the Editorial Board in 1990, she worked as an assistant city editor in the Herald newsroom. She is married to George Fishman, a mosaic artist.
Jim Morin was born in Washington D.C., and grew up outside of Boston. He started drawing cartoons when he was 7 and later, during studies at Syracuse University, merged his interest in politics with cartooning. He came to The Miami Herald in 1978. The Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist says that the most important requirement of "editorial'' cartoons is that the drawing take a point of view, humorous or not. Over the years, he has drawn scathing cartoons of both Democrats and Republicans. All are considered fair game.
EDITORIAL BOARD ASSISTANT
Dora Bain-Smith is the Editorial Board's executive assistant. Born in South Florida, she graduated from Miami-Dade Community College and has worked at the Herald since 1979. She is the gatekeeper, ensuring that readers' calls, letters and e-mails reach board members. She is married to Richard Smith and has three children: Tiffany, who lives in Virginia, Alexander in Atlanta and Christopher, who attends Miami Beach Senior High.
DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Juan Vasquez is the Deputy Editorial Page Editor. A University of Texas graduate, he was a foreign correspondent for The Los Angeles Times living in Mexico City before moving to Miami in 1985 to cover Latin America for a TV network. He joined the Herald in 1999 as national/foreign editor. In 2003 he joined the editorial board as deputy. He writes editorials about Latin America and the Caribbean, national and financial issues. Born in Texas, Vasquez and his wife, Patricia, have two grown children and live in Miami-Dade County.
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Luisa Yanez is an editorial page writer. She is a long-time South Florida reporter covering everything from crime to schools to the Hispanic community. She is also the Miami Herald's former Interactive Editor. She has co-written two books, Miami's Criminal Past Uncovered and The Exile Experience. She also helped create three name databases of Cuban exiles who left the island for the U.S. in exoduses starting in 1961. She was born in Cuba and was raised in Miami. She lives in Kendall.