USA Today has promoted Cristina Silva and Jennifer Portman to managing editor positions, placing them in charge of the national news desk.
That team covers national breaking news and issues such as health care, education and climate change.
Silva is a deputy managing editor for enterprise.
Prior to joining USA Today in 2018, Silva was news director at Newsweek, and has also served in editing and reporting roles at the International Business Times, The Associated Press, The St. Petersburg (now Tampa Bay) Times, The Boston Globe and the Miami Herald, USA Today writes.
Portman is currently a senior editor for enterprise.
Before joining USA Today in 2019, she was news director at the Tallahassee Democrat and worked in editing and reporting roles at the Springfield News-Leader in Missouri and the Wilmington News-Journal in Delaware.
“We’re excited to have Cristina and Jennifer leading our Nation desk, which covers so many significant news stories and many important issues confronting our nation,” says Jeff Taylor, executive editor and vice president/news & investigations. “They’re incredibly talented journalists and strong leaders who care deeply about their teams and the coverage we give to readers every day."