Managing editor Education: University of Maryland, BA in journalism Emilio Garcia-Ruiz was The Post's managing editor for digital. He left The Post in September 2020. As a managing editor, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz oversaw the newsroom’s development, implementation and execution of digital strategy.
The Washington Post is one of the world's fastest-growing media companies and an acknowledged leader in the use of technology in a newsroom. Among his work was supervising a digital reorganization that created three new roles and better integrated product in the newsroom and a successful reimagination of the video team.
Before becoming a managing editor, Garcia-Ruiz served as the Editor for Strategic Projects, Local Editor and Sports Editor.
Before returning to The Post in 2001, he was the sports editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press where he directed the newspaper's Pulitzer prize-winning investigative pieces uncovering academic fraud in the University of Minnesota men's basketball program. The series of stories won reporter George Dohrmann the 2000 Pulitzer for beat reporting.
Garcia-Ruiz has also been an assistant sports editor and copy editor at the Los Angeles Times, an assistant sports editor at the Orange County Register, an assignment editor and copy editor at The Post and a sports editor/reporter at the Prince George's Journal in Lanham, Md. His career began at the University of Maryland's Diamondback, where he worked from 1982-84, starting out by covering intramural fraternity football games.
He attended Gonzaga High School in the District. Professional Affiliations: ASNE Board of Directors, Poynter Advisory Board, InterAmerican Press Association Board of Directors Foreign languages spoken: Spanish