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NCEW member Ricardo Pimentel leads National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

O. Ricardo Pimentel was elected president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in July.

Editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's editorial pages, Pimentel told NAHJ members in his acceptance speech that organizations like the association are most important in these difficult times in the newspaper industries: "It is at times like these that someone or some group is necessary to remind folks that values cannot be discarded as easily as some are discarding the people who have embodied those values; practiced them, in fact," he said.

Pimentel joined the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as editor of its editorial pages in 2004.

He has been a reporter at The San Bernardino County Sun, The Fresno Bee, The San Diego Union, The Sacramento Bee, and a Washington, D.C., correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, covering Congress, federal agencies, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ricardo has been an assistant metro editor at The Sacramento Bee; metro editor at The Fresno Bee; managing editor at both The Stockton Record and The Tucson Citizen; and executive editor at his hometown San Bernardino County Sun. He was a nationally syndicated columnist with The Arizona Republic, writing on public policy with an emphasis on Latino affairs.

Pimentel is the author of two books of fiction House with Two Doors and Voices from the River. He has two children, Noah, 28, and, Emily, 23.

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Title Annotation:MEMBER NEWS: Remembrances, milestones, awards; National Conference of Editorial Writers
Publication:The Masthead
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 22, 2008
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