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. Read More