200 E. Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Rafael Olmeda covers Broward courts, primarily focused on criminal proceedings in the 17th Judicial Circuit but sometimes venturing into county court, civil court and federal court stories. Since joining the Sun Sentinel in 1999, Rafael has covered education, breaking news, minority communities and issues affecting non-profits.
Husband. Father of three (one bio, two received as wedding presents). Former president of UNITY: Journalists of Color and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Member of the Society for Professional Journalists.
Criminal justice, diversity in media (staffing and coverage), political fairness and balance.