LPA Briefs


The Times-Picayune, The Advocate’s Peter Kovacs, who led the paper to an unprecedented expansion throughout southeast Louisiana and its first Pulitzer Prize, is retiring after nine years at the helm.

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Rene Sanchez, a Louisiana native and award-winning journalist, will be the next editor of The Times-Picayune, The Advocate and NOLA.com.

Sanchez is currently the editor of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. He has led that newsroom for eight years and previously served as managing editor. During his tenure, he supervised an investigative report on child deaths in poorly regulated day care homes that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013. The Star Tribune also won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News in 2021 for coverage of the murder of George Floyd and it has been named a Pulitzer finalist twice in the past five years for other local reporting.

Emily Enfinger joins The Daily Iberian as managing editor

New Daily Iberian Managing Editor Emily Enfinger has enjoyed community reporting, and looks forward to bringing her experience to bear on her new job starting Monday in New Iberia

Enfinger has experience working at several newspapers, beginning at the Selma Times-Journal in Selma, Alabama, before moving to the Daily Star in Hammond and then the Opelika-Auburn News in Opelika, Alabama. She also worked at the Shreveport Times before moving on to the Tuscaloosa News in Alabama, and then most recently worked at The Courier and Daily Comet

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