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Arelis R. Hernandez

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Political Reporter — The Washington Post
As seen in: The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, HuffPost, The Independent, SFGate, The Boston Globe, Seattle Times, Miami Herald and 75 more
Covers:  political reporting, county government, prince george's county
Doesn't Cover: health, book publishing

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Biography

Returning home to report for the Washington Post, covering politics in Prince George's County starting March 2014. Formerly of the Orlando Sentinel writing breaking news, covering #georgezimmerman & #trayvon and all manner of mayhem in the tourist capital of the world. Will still be working o...

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@arelisrhdz — 6,059 followers, 21,631 tweets

Confirms the predictions/fears/expectations of many island obersvers of @ricardorossello administration: “La Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica dejará de existir como deficientemente hoy opera,” — statement says.  https://twitter.com/ap/status/955560660980719622 
Putting this one out there again as Leggett is will endorse his former Howard student and mentee @CountyExecBaker tmrw for MD Gov. Not a huge surprise or wave maker here but one more indicator of potential momentum for the Pr. George’s exec.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/how-a-law-school-dean-and-his-student-became-political-partners-and-peers/2015/10/20/5d97574a-57fd-11e5-b8c9-944725fcd3b9_story.html 
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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. My mom used to type church bulletins on her electric typewriter kept hidden in the closet from me. But I found it.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Trust me.

Who do you wish followed you?

My mom. Then someone would read my stories.

American Society of Newspaper Editors Award

2013 - Diversity Reporting
This award, funded by a gift from The Freedom Forum, recognizes writing that helps a community understand and better appreciate its racial, ethnic and religious diversity. Judges will consider how effectively the coverage dealt with overcoming ignorance, misunderstandings, racism, hate, intolerance and false stereotypes. Martin Comas, Arelis Hernandez and Kate Santich, Orlando Sentinel. "Their multi-platform series not only tackles the history of race relations, but also delves into the complexity of ethnicity and race in order to shatter stereotypical myths. The reporters and editors accomplished this under tough conditions -- a tragic shooting that went viral internationally."

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2013 - Florida Chapter- Minority Issues and Breaking News reporting
Won first place for a compilation of work covering metro-Orlando's diverse communities with stories of interest and impact. Won 2nd place for team reporting for large-scale newspapers in the state for our coverage of a domestic violence shooting at a Dominican hair salon in suburban Orlando. Colleagues Arelis Hernandez, Bianca Prieto & Amy Pavuk collaborated on "4 dead, 1 hurt in killer’s rampage."