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NPR hires Morgante as Deputy Managing Editor

Michelle MorganteMichelle Morgante has joined NPR as Deputy Managing Editor for the West Coast.

Currently on-boarding at NPR’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., she’ll start her job in full from the public radio network’s L.A. Culver City base on September 17.

She’ll be responsible for driving the network’s afternoon and evening breaking and ongoing news coverage in collaboration with the Deputy Managing Editors on the East Coast.

Morgante was Managing Editor of the Merced Sun-Star until May of this year, when the position was eliminated due to McClatchy-wide budget cuts.

Before that, she spent 20 years in multiple roles at the Associates Press, including Florida Assistant Bureau Chief for 7 years, leaving the company as Latin America Desk Editor, based in Mexico City.

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.