Executive Editor Sabrina Vourvoulias Leaves Al Día
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include comment from Al Día founder and CEO Hernán Guaracao.
Al Día News‘ Executive Editor, Sabrina Vourvoulias, has left the publication, she announced Sunday on Facebook.
“In personal news: I’ve just tendered my resignation at Al Día News,” she wrote. “I have loved working with many fine colleagues during my four years there and I walk away with some absolutely terrific memories. I’ll be freelance writing, editing and opining (in two languages, of course), and intend to do coffee in Philly often — so hit me up!”
Under Vourvoulias’ leadership, Al Día launched English language content, which quickly became a must-read for many of the city’s decision makers. Through smart commentary, she and the publication advanced the city’s conversation about race. Vourvoulias, who had been with the company since 2012, declined to comment on her resignation.
Earlier this month, Vourvoulias joined Philly Mag’s deputy news director Holly Otterbein to discuss the Latino vote in Philadelphia with five Philly politicians.
In the November 2015 issue of Philadelphia, Vourvoulias discussed her views on immigration coverage in the media and Philadelphia’s hot-and-cold attitude toward its Latino community. She also talked about her novel, Ink, which was named one of Latinidad’s Best Books of 2012. It takes place in “an immigration-based dystopia.”
Vourvoulias’ exit is not Al Día‘s first in the very recent past. Just four days ago, the company’s English language online news editor, Max Marin, announced his departure. Marin also declined to comment on his departure beyond that he’s left to freelance full time.
So a bit of personal news: I'm no longer with AL DÍA. Beyond proud of my colleagues and their work. Happy to have been part of the team.
— Max M. Marin (@MaxMMarin) April 21, 2016
“We wish well to an editor who — like many others whose quills have been sharpened in our 23-year history, and made a name for themselves writing for our brand — made without doubt a contribution to our news organization,” said Hernán Guaracao, Al Día‘s founder and CEO, in a statement.
“We respect her commitment to producing quality journalism, and the work she did to amplify further the voice of the Latino community in Philadelphia, following on the footsteps of Al Día‘s 2-decade journey and mission in our city,” he continued. “I personally have enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”
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