Michele Salcedo, Newsdesk Editor, Axios
Michele Salcedo is the Newsdesk Editor at Axios, where she works with a team of bright, passionate editors and news apprentices eager to break news and committed to helping the Axios audience become smarter faster.
She is a former editor on the national general news desk at The Associated Press Washington Bureau. She led the national mobilization for the News Media Guild, the union that represents Associated Press editors, reporters, producers and photographers, during the most recent contract talks. She is a veteran multiplatform reporter and editor who has held a range of assignments for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Newsday and the San Antonio Light.
At the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Salcedo twice led the Race and Demographics team in coverage of South Florida’s communities of color and immigration. She also produced Sun-Sentinel.com’s Cuba and Americas page online. As the paper’s National-International Editor, Salcedo headed a department of 11 reporters and editors, including supervision of the Washington and Havana, Cuba, bureaus.
Salcedo has reported from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. An award winning journalist, she is the author of Quinceañera! The Essential Guide to Planning the Perfect Sweet 15 Celebration.
Members of the National Press Club elected Salcedo membership secretary, where she worked to diversify the 110-year-old organization’s membership during her 2017, one-year term.
In June 2010 the 1,500 members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists elected Salcedo their national president, a position she held until August 2012. During her tenure, the organization streamlined its operations and strengthened its fiscal policies and practices. This resulted in turning a $600,000 loss over two years into a $300,000 surplus as of September 2012.
Salcedo is an alumna of the 2008 Poynter Leadership Institute, which she attended on a Newspaper Association of America fellowship. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she was an International Fellow, and a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.
Salcedo, a Chicago native, is avid about tennis. She enjoys cooking, dancing, cycling and taking in Washington’s cultural offerings.