Nancy Ancrum has been the Miami Herald's Editorial Page Editor since 2013 after having covered municipal government, healthcare, education and other topics for the editorial page. She is focused on increasing the Editorial Board's online presence and has incorporated video, Facebook Live interviews and community-engagement projects such as Connect Miami into the Board’s offerings.
A board member of the American Society of News Editors, Ancrum is often asked to appear on local and national news programs, including those on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, to discuss why Florida, its politics, its voters and its weirdness resonate nationwide.
A native of New York, Ancrum is a graduate of New York University, where she earned a degree in journalism. Upon graduation, she started her career as an editorial assistant at the Baltimore Evening Sun.
Ancrum then became an editor for the then-new and trendsetting newspaper USA Today in Roslyn, Virginia. There, she worked in the Life section, editing stories on health, entertainment, dining and way too much Michael Jackson.
Nancy Ancrum will serve as the Ifill Mentor-in-Residence from March 25th through March 27th, 2019.