Carlos Sanchez

editor of the Waco Tribune-Herald
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Fellow for News Leadership 2009

Carlos Sanchez became the fifth editor of the Waco Tribune-Herald, the sixth newsroom he has worked in during his 24-year career. He has also worked in Colorado, El Paso, Austin and in Washington, D.C. where he worked seven years for the Washington Post. Sanchez considers among his career highlights helping to cover the 1987 Reagan/Gorbechev summit in Washington; the presidential inaugurations of George Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush; the late-1980s crack/cocaine epidemic that hit Washington, D.C.; and the Los Angeles riots. As state editor in Austin, Sanchez helped direct the coverage of George W. Bush's run for president for all Cox newspapers, as well as Bush's inaugural. In 2003 and 2004, Sanchez served on the jury that selects the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism. Sanchez grew up in El Paso and received his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.


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