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On Monday, The Santa Fe New Mexican announced that New York Times reporter Ray Rivera will take over as editor of the New Mexico paper in August. The paper’s previous editor, Rob Dean, retired in early July after 21 years at the paper.
Mr. Rivera is currently an investigative reporter on the Times’s Metro desk. Since arriving at the Times in 2006, he’s also done a stint on the National desk, spent a year as an Afghanistan correspondent, and reported from Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.
But his journalistic roots are in the Southwest, something that New Mexican publisher Ginny Sohn told The Observer she was looking for in an editor.
Here’s Christine Quinn in a chance encounter with a reporter who’s making life somewhat complicated for her members at the moment.
The Times’ Ray Rivera, who used to work out of Room 9 in City Hall, is currently on the City Council scandal beat, doing stories about the alleged legal troubles of members Read More
Ever since the Obama campaign announced that Barack Obama would be giving his acceptance speech of the Democratic nomination inside Invesco Field at Mile High—the enormous stadium where the Denver Broncos play football—critics and supporters alike have wondered whether the spectacle played too readily into the “Obama as celebrity” storyline that the McCain campaign has Read More