Veteran journalist Laura Wides-Muñoz joined the board of directors of Miami Fourth Estate, the parent organization of Key Biscayne Independent.
Wides-Muñoz most recently served as deputy Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. She previously was executive editor for News Practices in ABC News’ Washington Bureau.
At The Associated Press, based in Miami, Wides-Muñoz established the first national beat on Latino communities and helped inaugurate a national network of reporters focusing on immigration. In 2018, she wrote The Making of a Dream, a semi-finalist for the PEN John Kenneth Galbraith nonfiction award. The book explored the Dream Act and the immigration movement.
Wides-Muñoz majored in environmental issues at Brown University and has extensively covered environmental topics over the course of her career.