EL PAÍS, Managing Editor, March 2014 – 2018

Managed a newsroom of 300 in Spain, Mexico, the United States and Brazil. Served as the main liaison between the newsroom and the editor-in-chief and publisher. Member of the editorial and management boards.

David Alandete

Speaker in conferences on misinformation organised by the European Parliament and Commission; the European Values Think Tank, and the Atlantic Governance Institute, among others.

Created and led an investigative team that covered the Russian meddling campaign in the United States, the Brexit referendum, Italian and French elections and the Catalan independence crisis.

Oversaw the digital strategy for the El País newsroom, during a period where audiences grew to 100 million monthly unique browsers worldwide.

Established workflows to prioritize digital production and  distribution of news, with close collaboration with the management, advertisement and engineering teams.


EL PAÍS, Foreign Correspondent, Jan 2007 – May 2014

Reporter at the United States bureau from 2007 to 2012

Credentialed correspondent at the Pentagon, the State Department and the United States Congress.
Embedded with the US Army in Afghanistan for the 10th anniversary of September 11. Reported on trial proceedings at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

Covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections as a member of the traveling press with Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John McCain and Mitt Romney.

Middle East Bureau Chief from 2012 to 2014

Fieldwork in Lebanon, Syria, Israel and the Palestinian territories, Jordan and Egypt. War zone envoy: covered the Syrian war and the Egyptian coup d’etat in 2013. Interviewed Syria’s Bashar al Assad and Israel’s Shimon Peres.

Previous experience in media

TV reporter at El Terrat (2006).
TV reporter and anchor at Localia TV (2002-2005).
Radio reporter and anchor at Cadena SER (2001-2006). Communications officer at Musicat, Valencia (1997-2000).



Fulbright grantee or a Master of Arts International Policy and Practice, The George

Washington University, 2007. Concentration in Public Policy and International Affairs.

Master of Arts in Journalism by the El País School of Journalism, affiliated with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2001.

Bachelor of Arts Communication and Media Studies, University of Valencia, 2000.


One of two recipients in Spain of the ulbrigh fellowship for journalists, 2006.

National Award for Excellence in Academic Performance: The most prestigious award granted by the Ministry of Education (Government of Spain), 2000.

Award for Excellence in Academic Performance, University of Valencia: Special award for the highest academic record completed in 2000 in the School of Communications.


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