Rogelio Aranda has ended a 24-year run at The Charlotte Observer, where he worked in a variety of positions.
He has moved on to a new job as an assistant news editor for the American Heart Association.
In his new role, he’ll be assigning, editing and proofreading stories that raise awareness of heart disease and stroke, among other health issues, which the organization makes available through its free, syndicated news service. He’ll also oversee the translation process for the AHA’s Spanish-language news site.
He’ll continue to live and work in Charlotte, N.C.
During his more than two decades at the paper, Aranda was a news and sports copy editor and designer, wire editor, the interim sports editor and started a short-lived Latino-oriented blog and news site for the Observer.
By the time he left the company in October, he was a local news editor.
Before moving to Charlotte in 1998, he worked the copy/design desk at the Daily Herald in the suburbs of his hometown of Chicago.