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.”