SOURCE: PODER Enterprise Magazine

PODER Enterprise Magazine

December 28, 2009 11:00 ET

David Adams Named Editor of PODER Enterprise Miami and US Editions

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - December 28, 2009) - David Adams, an award-winning, veteran reporter covering Latin America, has joined Page One Media, producers of PODER Enterprise magazines, with editions in the U.S. and Latin America.

Adams has more than 25 years' experience in print and online journalism, and served the last 15 years as the Miami-based Latin America correspondent for the St Petersburg Times, Florida's largest newspaper. He is also a longtime contributor to The Economist magazine.

"We are honored to have David lead the magazine in the US, and couldn't wish for a better journalist to handle the job," said Isaac Lee, president of Page One Media.

Adams will remain based in Miami and will direct the Miami and US Editions of PODER Enterprise, as well as online content for PODER 360 (www.poder360.com)

"I am thrilled to be starting a new chapter in my career, moving into the editing chair and addressing a Hispanic readership," said Adams, 48. "I see this move as a natural evolution for me after 22 years living and working in this region. I am very grateful to PODER for offering me the opportunity to lead a young and enterprising team in these challenging times for the media."

There are few active correspondents who have greater experience reporting on Latin America. Before joining the St Petersburg Times, Adams was a freelance writer based in Central America for five years, working for radio and print media. Since then he has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America, from the U.S.-Mexico border to Punta Arenas, Chile.

In the 1980s he covered the Contra war in Nicaragua and the civil war in El Salvador. He was in Panama in December 1989 when U.S. troops invaded to oust Gen. Manuel Noriega. He has also extensively covered the drug war in Colombia, as well as the rise and fall of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Haiti. He has made more than 25 trips to Cuba since his first visit to the island in 1988.

In 2002, Adams was awarded the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on Latin America and commitment to Inter-American understanding by Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. In 1999, he won the Paul Hansell Distinguished Journalism Award, presented by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors. He has also served as a director of the Inter-American Press Association, representing the U.S. on the Freedom of Press Committee.

A British citizen, Adams was born in Beirut, Lebanon, where his father was Middle East correspondent for the Guardian, a British daily. He has an honors degree in modern history from the University of Oxford and a post-graduate degree in journalism from the City University of London.

Adams is married to Ines Lozano, a school principal from Madrid. His twin brother, Paul Adams, is a foreign correspondent for the BBC, based in Washington DC.

Adams has appeared on local and national radio and television and is fluent in English, Spanish and French. In 2004, Adams wrote and co-edited a 56-minute documentary, titled "Failing Haiti," on international efforts to build democracy in Haiti. In 2006 he created a blog on alternative energy and climate change, 'The Fueling Station.'

PODER Enterprise is written for a global audience of influential senior business and political decision-makers. Its in depth, cutting edge editorial coverage and exclusive insider access and information on the U.S. Hispanic market and Latin America have made it an influence in the social, economic, political and cultural arenas.

As of August 2008, the magazine's circulation topped 300,000, 40 per cent of which is sold in the United States. PODER is about Latinos in power -- influential, innovative and collaborative leaders in the global effort to create prosperity, increase job opportunities and achieve sustainable development in their own communities, across Latin America, and beyond.

Besides the US and Miami editions, PODER magazine is published in Colombia, Mexico, Perú, Venezuela and Chile. Under a content distribution agreement, PODER also publishes a selection of articles from The Economist.

Contact Information

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    Nicolas Ibarguen
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