Former Reporter Editor To Intern At Orlando Sentinel

Maria Elena Vizcaino, who served as editor-in-chief of The Reporter during the 2016-17 school year, has accepted a reporting internship at the Orlando Sentinel.

Vizcaino, 21, will start the 10-week paid internship on June 4.

“I’m so excited,” Vizcaino said. “I can’t believe I’m finally going to be in a newsroom from eight to five and see the 24-hour news cycle happen before my eyes and contribute to it.”

She currently serves as a reporter for The Daily Tar Heel, the student newspaper at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she is studying journalism.

At The Reporter, Vizcaino won a first place award for in-depth reporting in 2017 from the Florida College System Press Association for a story she wrote about an Honors College student killed by her father in a murder-suicide.

The Reporter is where I learned everything I know,” Vizcaino said. “I’m so grateful for the opportunity of [having] been editor-in-chief.”

Katherine Wallace-Fernandez

Katherine Wallace-Fernandez, 19, is an English major at Kendall Campus. Wallace-Fernandez, who graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High School in 2016, will serve as a Editor-In-Chief and briefing editor for The Reporter during the 2017-2018 school year. She aspires to be a writer.