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Rick Hirsch Named Miami Herald’s Managing Editor

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Miami Herald's Rick Hirsch (Photo Credit: Chuck Fadely/Miami Herald Staff)

Miami Herald’s Rick Hirsch (Photo Credit: Chuck Fadely/Miami Herald Staff)

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MIAMI (CBS4) — CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald has a new managing editor. Rick Hirsch, a 30-year veteran of The Herald, was named to the top spot on Wednesday.

Hirsch, a University of Florida graduate, began his career in the newspaper’s Neighbors section. He rose through the ranks to become city editor, then managing editor of the newspaper’s Broward County edition.

Over the years, Hirsch has played a key role in some of The Miami Herald’s finest work, including a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew.

Hirsch has more recently turned his focus to new media, directing Web initiatives including a major redesign of the paper’s site. He’s also overseen the initiation of partnerships with WLRN public radio and more than a dozen community news organizations.

He is past president of The Florida Society of News Editors.

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