Michele Salcedo, a Washington-based editor for AP has been named president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
She was elected president on Saturday and will occupy the position for two years. Sacledo beat out MSNBC producer Hugo Balta, who came in second place.
An AP story reports: “Salcedo won on promises to beef up the cash-strapped organization’s revenue sources. NAHJ has nearly 1,400 members and is dedicated to developing and promoting Hispanic journalists. The organization was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington.”