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WBUR Appoints Maria Garcia To Managing Editor And Todd Wallack To Deputy Managing Editor

WBUR continues its focus on editorial excellence with the appointment of Maria Garcia as Managing Editor and Todd Wallack as Deputy Managing Editor. The addition of these core team members is a testament to WBUR’s continued commitment to producing outstanding local news.

Maria Garcia
Maria Garcia

Maria Garcia is now Managing Editor overseeing WBUR’s newsroom teams dedicated to arts and culture, education, environment and investigations. Garcia started at WBUR as an ARTery reporter in 2017 and quickly rose to senior editor, overseeing a team of six journalists and 20 freelancers. Under Garcia’s leadership, the ARTery has transformed into a vibrant multiplatform destination focused on enterprise reporting and cultural criticism. Before joining WBUR, Garcia received her Master of Arts in journalism, with a focus on arts and culture reporting from Columbia Journalism School. Prior to that, she spent 12 years at KVIA in El Paso, where she started as an intern and left as a weekday anchor and lead public policy reporter in charge of the station’s top beat. Garcia is also the host and producer of the podcast, Anything For Selena.

Todd Wallack
Todd Wallack

Todd Wallack has joined WBUR as the newsroom’s Deputy Managing Editor. Since 2013, Wallack has served as an investigative and data reporter for the Boston Globe Spotlight Team and most recently spent several months filling in as an assistant metro editor for the newspaper. While at the Globe, Wallack worked on five projects that were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and was a member of the Globe staff that covered the Boston Marathon bombings, which won the 2014 Pulitzer for breaking news. Wallack has contributed to projects on a wide range of other topics including the state's secret courts, Boston's legacy of racism, sexual assaults at private schools in New England, and failures in the state's mental health care system. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University last academic year and previously worked as a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Herald, and Dayton Daily News.

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