Senior Editor in New York
Charo Henríquez is a digital media executive based in New York City. She has extensive experience working in the intersection of journalism, technology, and product management as well as training and coaching journalists. She is an advocate for women, Hispanics, the intersection of the two and other underrepresented communities in media leadership.
She currently works at The New York Times as Senior Editor for Digital Storytelling and Training on the organization's Digital Transition team.
Charo is also a member of Online News Association's Board of Directors and of the Advisory Council Board to the Spanish-language Journalism Program at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism.
In 2016 and 2017 Charo was invited to join the faculty for the ONA/Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media and ONA’s Women’s Leadership Accelerator where she coached and mentored some of the most accomplished women moving up the ladder in digital journalism and technology organizations in the United States and internationally.
Before The New York Times, Charo was the Executive Digital Editor for People en Español at Time, Inc. Prior to that, she worked at GFR Media, in her native Puerto Rico. During her tenure at GFR Media she led digital product efforts as their Innovation Editor. While at GFR she also held the positions of Associate Business Director and digital editor for El Nuevo Día and Primera Hora.
Charo specializes in developing product thinking strategies for newsrooms, digital content optimization and audience development via emerging platforms with a human-centric approach. She has been a speaker for ONA, NAHJ and the Interamerican Press Society, among others.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Broadcasting from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan and a Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico.