February 14, 2017 – The National Association of Hispanic Journalists board of directors approved the appointment of Ed O’Keefe as Vice President of Print. O’Keefe currently works as the congressional reporter for The Washington Post. He will fill the vacancy left from Lucio Villa’s resignation in December. The appointment ends in September.

“I am very excited Ed O’Keefe will join the national board as Vice President of Print,” states Brandon Benavides, NAHJ President. “His experience covering politics in Washington will be an asset for the board and his leadership will help to continue uplift our association.”

Previously, O’Keefe covered federal agencies, federal employees and government oversight issues. During the 2008 election season, he was The Post’s first reporters to travel the campaign trail as a multimedia reporter, filing reports through blogs, podcasts, the newspaper and video. He has been a member of NAHJ since 2006.

The next expected board meeting will take place in Miami, FL at the Knight Foundation in April.

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About NAHJ: The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is the largest organization of Latino journalists in the United States and dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. The mission of NAHJ is to increase the number of Latinos in the newsrooms and to work toward fair and accurate representation of Latinos in news media. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ has approximately 2,000 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. For more information please visit NAHJ.org or follow on Twitter @NAHJ