The Key Biscayne Independent is owned by Miami Fourth Estate, Inc. a nonprofit with its own independent board of directors:
TONY WINTON is the President of MFE and the Editor-in-Chief who will oversee the production of original content. Winton is a 30-year veteran of The Associated Press where he was the Southeast Regional Reporter for the AP Radio Network, and later, AP Television News. He is the winner of The Oliver Gramling Award, the AP’s highest honor, for coverage of the Elian Gonzalez case in Miami, and has been part of teams that won multiple Edward R. Murrow awards. His assignments have included the 9/11 attacks, where he reported from the White House, the Pentagon, and New York City; the Gulf War; the U.S. military actions in Haiti and Somalia; the Oklahoma City bombing and its trials; numerous hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes, including the Haiti earthquake. He has covered the space program and many scientific and environmental stories. Winton also served as president of the News Media Guild, a labor union representing journalists at many news organizations, including AP, the Spanish EFE News Service, and others. In that role, he worked with management to develop the AP’s news ethics policy.
SUSAN CANDIOTTI, an MFE Director, is a former national correspondent for CNN and worked previously at WPLG-TV in Miami. Candiotti has covered several prominent national stories and played a key role in the network’s award-winning investigative team covering the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. She reported on the Times Square bomber as it happened, as well as the NYC subway bomb plot — where she was the first reporter to find and reveal video of the plotter buying ingredients for his homemade device. Additionally, she was on the team of correspondents covering the Boston Marathon bombing and broke ongoing developments in the investigation. She was also the first CNN correspondent on the scene of the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown as the enormity of that tragedy unfolded.
CURT ANDERSON, an MFE Director, is a legal affairs reporter for The Associated Press in Florida and has covered many significant national stories. He has covered the Congress and the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and has also covered the Florida Legislature in Tallahassee. He covered the school shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, and the prosecution of Jeffery Epstein, and cases ranging from voting rights to complex business litigation. His awards include the 2006 award for Deadline News Reporting, the 2011 award for Civil Law Reporting, both from the Society of Professional Journalists.
JAN DILLOW, the Treasurer and a director of MFE, spent over 25 years in the investment banking sector, most recently Director, Special Situation Research at Barclays Capital. Dillow was part of the strategic team that produced a weekly Wall Street Journal commentary. As an analyst for public market corporate bonds, she was elected to Institutional Investor magazine’s Fixed Income All-Star Research Team in one or more categories for nine years while working at Salomon Brothers and Goldman Sachs. Dillow also holds the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation.
LAURA WIDES-MUÑOZ is a veteran journalist and author who led coverage at many of the nation’s top news organizations. 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 covered environmental topics over the course of her career.