MDC Journalism Speaker Series Presents New York Times Miami Bureau Chief Patricia Mazzei May 23

Miami, May 15, 2019 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Journalism Speaker Series presents New York Times Miami Bureau Chief Patricia Mazzei at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 23, at MDC’s Kendall Campus.

Hailed by some of her colleagues as “one of Miami’s and Florida’s best story tellers,” Mazzei, who was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, started her professional career fresh out of college, when she had just graduated from the University of Miami.

She began her prolific journalism career at The Miami Herald where she worked for more than a decade as a political reporter, investigating and uncovering local schemes or covering major breaking news such as Fidel Castro’s death, the failed presidential campaigns of Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio and the devastation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, which she personally experienced. While still at The Herald Mazzei’s reporting expanded her reach beyond the United States to places such as Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

Since Nov. 2017, she has worked at The New York Times’ National Desk as the daily’s Miami Bureau Chief overseeing the coverage of Florida and Puerto Rico.

The MDC Journalism Speaker Series was launched in Feb. 2008 to create an exchange and learning opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. To date, more than 60 journalists have participated in the series.   The program includes a presentation by the journalist followed by a question and answer session. All presentations are free and open to the public.

Speakers remaining in this year’s series include ProPublica’s Brenda Medina and CBS4 news anchor and MDC alumnus Eliott Rodriguez.

 WHAT:            MDC Journalism Speaker Series Presents Patricia Mazzei

 WHEN:            Thursday, May 23, at 11 a.m.

 WHERE:         MDC’s Kendall Campus, Room M-239, 11011 S.W. 104 St.

For more information, please contact Manolo Barco, adviser to The Reporter, MDC’s award-winning student newspaper, at 305-237-1255.