Manny Garcia is the senior director for standards and ethics for the USA TODAY NETWORK.
He has previously served in senior leadership roles with Gannett, including oversight of 50-plus newsrooms. Garcia is also former editor of the Naples Daily News, el Nuevo Herald in Miami and senior news editor of The Miami Herald.
Garcia is a longtime investigative journalist whose work has focused on the criminal justice system and public corruption.
Investigative projects by Garcia and his teams have won prizes, including the Pulitzer, Goldsmith, IRE and a national Edward R. Murrow Award. Their work has exposed sex trafficking rings in the Caribbean, led to the convictions of public officials, the ouster of a congressman, changed Florida law and helped free a man wrongfully convicted of murder.
Garcia is a champion for diversity, focusing on recruiting, mentoring and developing future news leaders. Last September, he received the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership, a career highlight.
He currently serves on the boards of The Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press and News Leaders Association. Garcia is also past-president of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He is a graduate of Florida International University and Miami-Dade College.