Mike Lafferty
Topics Editor, Breaking News/Communities
My Role

I supervise teams of editors and reporters who cover breaking news and metro Orlando's communities. I also am responsible for the Spanish-language publication, El Sentinel. I also edit the Sentinel's local columnists.
My Biography

I've been in journalism since 1982 and with the Orlando Sentinel since 1986, working first as a reporter in a coastal bureau and then, starting in 1990, as an editor. I've supervised several bureaus and worked in the Orlando office directing reporters who covered all kind of beats, from Disney World to education to transportation. I became the editorial page editor - later renamed the opinions editor - in 2008 and was named the editor for breaking news and communities in 2013.
My Interests

Running, backpacking, politics, kayaking, good books and good and bad movies.