Former newspaper publisher Rossana Rosado is switching careers to government administration. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo nominated her to become the next New York State Secretary of State.
She will succeed César Perales, who has held the position since 2011 and is retiring.
Rosado was the first female Editor and Publisher of New York’s El Diario La Prensa. She exited the paper in 2013, after holding that role for 14 years. She was previously Editor-in-Chief from 1995 to 1999. Before that, she was as a producer of public affairs programming at WPIX.
Her departure from El Diario followed the sale of parent company impreMedia to Argentina’s La Nación and arrival of new management. At the time, she was named Publisher Emeritus of El Diario.
Rosado is currently a leadership consultant and a Distinguished Lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
In making the announcement, Governor Cuomo issued this statement:
“From becoming the woman to serve as editor and publisher of the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the country, to championing reentry initiatives, to her work as an award-winning producer, Rossana brings a depth and diversity of experience that is second to none. I am confident Rossana will be a force for positive and lasting change in communities across the state, and I am proud to welcome her to this administration.”