De Valle spent 18 years as a staff writer for The Miami Herald, where she was part of two Pulitzer-Prize winning teams, one in 1993 for coverage of Hurricane Andrew’s aftermath and one in 1999 for an investigative series on voter fraud that overturned the 1997 Miami election. She has covered everything from presidential elections to local crime and business trends. She also won a South Florida regional Emmy in 2011 for a segment on absentee ballots irregularities in the Miami-Dade mayoral campaign.
In 2010, De Valle launched Political Cortadito, a government watchdog blog named one of Miami’s Top 20 Bloggers by the Miami New Times. She has also contributed to leading publications including The New York Times and Latin Billboard Magazine.
“We are excited to have Elaine on our team. She is a seasoned journalist with an unwavering commitment to reform the way Hispanics are portrayed and engaged in the media and pop culture,” said Emilio C. Sanchez, President & CEO, VOXXI. “Elaine has a passion for social media and her news chops, tenacity and strong writing style strengthen our editorial team,” added Sanchez.
“VOXXI is the perfect next step in my career,” de Valle said. “I am fortunate to join an experienced team of traditional and new media journalists with a clear mission - to change what U.S. Hispanics expect from their news sources: fairness, independence, authority, and inclusion.”
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