Emilio Garcia-Ruiz was named The Washington Post’s managing editor for digital, video and presentation departments on Friday, and he said he would try to “help find a way out of the industry’s predicament.”
A native of the Washington area, Garcia-Ruiz attended Gonzaga High School in the District and the University of Maryland. He began his career at The Post in 1987 as a night copy editor in the Sports section. He left in 1990 and became sports editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, where he directed Pulitzer Prize-winning pieces about academic fraud in the University of Minnesota men’s basketball program. Later he worked at the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Times.
He returned to The Post in 2001 and two years later became assistant managing editor for sports news. He later served a stint as assistant managing editor for local news and most recently as editor for strategic projects.