May 21, 2013

Award Winning Spanish-Language Newspaper in Texas Announces First Female Sports Editor

(DALLAS) Al Dia, the award winning and leading Spanish-language newspaper in Texas, has announced Silvana Pagliuca as its first female sports editor. Pagliuca, a native from Argentina, brings more than 16 years of experience in sports news reporting. She will be responsible for both the print and online sports section of Al Dia .

"Silvana has demonstrated an impressive knowledge, passion and vision for sports reporting in the states and internationally," said Alfredo Carbajal, editor-in-chief of Al Dia . "Her dedication, knowledge and talent will help elevate the sports section of Al Dia . She understands what it takes to keep up with our readers and the evolving sports industry of North Texas. We are incredibly honored that she is leading our sports team at Al Dia ."

Prior to joining Al Dia, Pagliuca (known abroad as "La Piba") began her sports reporting career working for radio and television outlets such as Red 92, Cadena 106 and Red Master Satelital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2001, Pagliuca moved to Mexico to pursue a career as a television sports reporter for CNI Canal 40 and as a correspondent for U.S.-based Gol TV. She later became news director for Grupo FM Radio in Veracruz and a mass communications lecturer in three universities in the state of Veracruz and Mexico City.

In 2005, Pagliuca came to the United States and started "El Show de la Piba" through Zeta KSEC 95.7-FM, which became the top-rated Spanish radio show in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Most recently, in 2011, Pagliuca was a color commentator for Univision Deportes in Arkansas, followed by serving as a reporter at ESPN Deportes in Dallas.

"It is an honor to join such a highly-acclaimed group of news reporters at Al Dia ," said Pagliuca. "I look forward to evolving the sports section of Al Dia both in print and online as we enhance our existing coverage and bring in other areas, such as amateur sports and leagues. My goal is to further engage with the Spanish-speaking community and bring them the sports coverage they want."

Pagliuca's success has already been seen in her short time at Al Dia where she has won an award from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors for sports coverage and started a weekly video column and podcast.

About Al Dia

Al Dia , the award winning and leading Spanish-language newspaper in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is published Wednesday and Saturday. Along with its website, , Al Dia has received numerous awards for excellence in journalism, including being named the 2012 Best Spanish Language Newspaper of the Year by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors (APME). Al Dia is published by The Dallas Morning News, the flagship subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corp. (NYSE: AHC). A. H. Belo publishes special issues that target the Hispanic market, Al Dia in Dallas-Fort Worth , and La Prensa in Riverside .

About The Dallas Morning News

Established in 1885, The Dallas Morning News is Texas' leading newspaper and the flagship newspaper subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation. It has received nine Pulitzer Prizes since 1986, as well as numerous other industry awards recognizing the quality of its investigative and feature journalism, design and photojournalism. Its portfolio of print and digital products reaches an average daily audience of more than 1.1 million people and includes online news and information sites; iPhone, Android and iPad apps; Al Dia (, the leading Spanish-language daily in North Texas; neighborsgo (, a consumer-generated community news outlet; and Briefing, the free, home-delivered quick-read. To advertisers, the portfolio of products is represented by DMNmedia (, the marketing solutions group of The Dallas Morning News, Inc. For more information about the publication and its entities, visit