Aranda named assistant news editor with American Heart Association

After a 24-year career at the Charlotte Observer, journalism alum Rogelio Aranda has become assistant news editor with the American Heart Association. He will continue to be based in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

In his new editorial role, Aranda will help to raise awareness around heart disease and stroke through the AHA’s news service. He will also contribute to the AHA’s Spanish-language news site, overseeing the translation process.

Aranda worked in a variety of positions at the Charlotte Observer, including news and sports copy editor and designer, wire editor, interim sports editor, and, most recently, local news editor. 

Before moving to North Carolina in 1998, Aranda worked at the copy/design desk at the Daily Herald, suburban Chicago’s largest daily newspaper. 

Rogelio Aranda