New Mexico Press Women hosts talk with
Admission: Free (RSVP's appreciated)
The Northern Chapter of New Mexico Press women is please to announce that Ray Rivera, editor of the New Mexican will join us for lunch on Saturday, March 1. The meeting begins at noon at Joe's Diner, 2801 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, (505) 471-3800. There's no charge for the meeting, but we appreciate RSVP's.
Please contact Emily Drabanski, firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
Everyone buys his or her own lunch. Below is some information about Ray.
A former staff reporter for The New York Times, Ray Rivera took over as Editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican in August 2013, returning to the paper where he began his news reporting career sixteen years earlier.
During his seven years at the Times, he covered various assignments on the Metro, National and Foreign desks. He spent 2011 reporting in Afghanistan, where his stories included a look at the use of death squads by insurgents along the Pakistan border. He also covered the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the Fort Hood shooting in 2009 and the tragic killing of 20 first graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn, in 2012.
His investigative work for the Times included extensive reporting on the abuses of the New York City Police Department's stop, question and frisk policy; the illegal funneling of taxpayer money by the New York City council members to fraudulent non-profit groups closely tied to the members; sexual abuse in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community; and the deep culture of dysfunction and delay in the Bronx criminal courts that has allowed criminals to remain free to commit more crimes, including murder.
Before joining the Times in 2006, he worked as a staff writer at The Washington Post, where among other stories he uncovered the U.S. Naval Academy's practice of allowing midshipmen accused of rape to leave the school rather than face prosecution. He has also worked at the Seattle Times and the Salt Lake Tribune. Other investigative highlights include a year-long series on the social and personal costs of polygamy in the Rocky Mountain west, and a nine-part investigative series written while he was at the Seattle Times on the U.S. government's prolonged and ultimately failed espionage investigation into Capt. James Yee, a Muslim chaplain who was stationed at Guantanamo Bay. He grew up in Raton, New Mexico.