Dow Jones Newswires names Santiago bureau chief
Gabriella Stern, the senior editor for global news coverage at Dow Jones Newswires, and Charlie Roth, an assistant managing editor overseeing Dow Jones Newswires’ Latin America coverage, sent out the following announcement on Friday:
“We’re pleased to announce that Carolina Pica has been promoted to bureau chief of the Santiago, Chile, bureau, where she has been spearheading coverage of Chile’s fast-growing economy as well as politics, markets, and the key mining sector. Carolina will also oversee the five-person (and soon growing to seven) Spanish-language translation team in Santiago; the team will have a dotted line to New York-based News Editor Dick Streuly. Dick will also play a key role in the establishment of our Portuguese language service in Brazil.
“Carolina, who served as Bridge News’s Chile bureau chief earlier in her career, joined Dow Jones Newswires in 2004. She has been an ace reporter, regularly breaking news on mining in the world’s No. 1 copper-producing country. In April, Carolina was the first reporter in any news organization—local or foreign–to secure an exclusive interview with Sebastian Pinera one month after he took office as Chile’s first democratically elected conservative president in more than half a century. She capitalized on that interview to score exclusives with the country’s top finance and trade officials. She also distinguished herself in coverage of Chile’s massive February earthquake, producing dramatic copy about the human toll as well as market-relevant stories on the quake’s damage.
“A Chilean native raised mostly in the U.S., Carolina has bachelor of arts degrees in journalism and Spanish literature from the University of Maryland, and is a Georgetown University-certified translator.”