Eileen Truax has been appointed to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Board of Directors to fill a vacant at-large Spanish officer position.
A freelance writer and producer based in Los Angeles, Truax will replace Cesar Arredondo who was removed from the board late last month after he missed several board meetings following his election last year.
An award-winning journalist, Truax has more than 18 years reporting and editing experience she gained while working in Mexico and the U.S. She has served as a correspondent covering the Mexican Congress, and has also covered U.S.-Mexico relations as well as immigration. Truax has also served as an at-large director of Spanish Language for NAHJ’s Los Angeles chapter.
“Truax is already fully engaged with our Spanish-language efforts by helping with programming at the national convention and planning the Mexico City regional conference,” NAHJ president Mekahlo Medina posted on social media late Tuesday. Medina is overseeing NAHJ’s day-to-day operations while the organization looks for a new executive director. NAHJ parted company with immediate past executive director, Anna Lopez Buck, at the same time it removed Arredondo from its board.