Laura Trujillo, a former editor on the USA TODAY Community’s Cincinnati Enquirer and Arizona Republic, has been named managing editor of Life and Leisure at USA TODAY.
For Trujillo, the essence of journalism about points starting from wellness to motion pictures and TV goes past the headlines.
“Life and leisure are such essential locations the place we will join individuals by nice storytelling that displays the variety of our nation,” she mentioned.
Trujillo was a part of a crew that was honored as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for its coverage of the mass shooting that killed six individuals and wounded 13, together with U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Trujillo additionally has written a guide for Random Home on parenthood and a search for answers after her mom’s dying by suicide, a story she told in USA TODAY in 2018. The guide is anticipated to be revealed in spring 2022. She most not too long ago served as a communications government for Fifth Third Financial institution.
“Laura is an distinctive journalist, a artistic thinker and a gifted storyteller. We’re thrilled that she is becoming a member of our crew,” mentioned Nicole Carroll, editor-in-chief of USA TODAY.
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As managing editor for all times and leisure, Trujillo succeeds Alison Maxwell, who recently left USA TODAY to become executive editor of SurvivorNet.
Trujillo mentioned she’s desperate to work carefully with the opposite publications within the USA TODAY Community, which incorporates greater than 250 dailies and several other hundred weeklies.
“There isn’t any different information group with its assets and expertise throughout the nation, typically dwelling within the communities we write about,” she mentioned. “We do not write as outsiders, however as individuals who perceive the problems, the individuals, the communities.”
Becoming a member of the management crew for the Life and Leisure workers are deputy managing editor Kim Willis and Andrea Mandell, who has been promoted to deputy managing editor after beforehand serving as West Coast leisure editor.
“With Laura’s ardour for storytelling, life and leisure information – together with the management of Kim and Andrea – that is an extremely gifted crew to steer our protection to assist inform, entertain and information our readers,” mentioned Kristen Go, government editor of reports and initiatives.
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