WASHINGTON—Miguel Guilarte has been named manager of the Office ofPublic Affairs for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops(USCCB).
Mr. Guilarte previously worked as a reporter and editor for eighteenyears at El Tiempo Latino, a Spanish-language weekly newspaper published in theWashington Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1991, it was acquired by TheWashington Post in 2004 and then by El Planeta Media in 2016.
While at El Tiempo Latino, Guilarte covered sports, community,politics, education, cultural and health content. He has received multipleawards for his feature stories and article series from the National Associationof Hispanic Publications (NAHP). Miguel has also written for Major LeagueSoccer.
"Miguel offers an impressive background as a bilingual communicationsprofessional who will support the USCCB Office of Public Affairs in expandingour Spanish media outreach, social media content and bilingual communicationsstrategy on behalf of the bishops," said Judy Keane, Director of USCCB PublicAffairs.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Santa Maria University,Caracas, Venezuela, and resides in the DC area. Miguel began his new role atthe USCCB on April 9.The Office of Public Affairs represents theCatholic Bishops of the United States to the media and the media to thebishops. Responsibilities of the office include preparing and distributingstatements and other resources for the media, arranging for interviews withbishops and staff of the USCCB, organizing press conferences, responding tomedia queries and credentialing media for coverage of such events as thebishops' annual meetings. For more information about the USCCB Office ofPublic Affairs, please visit: http://www.usccb.org/about/public-affairs/index.cfm.
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