Rafael Olmeda covers Broward criminal and civil courts for the Sun Sentinel. A graduate of Baruch College of the City University of New York, he worked for six years at the New York Daily News before joining the Sun Sentinel in 1999. He has served as president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and UNITY: Journalists of Color.
In 2019, he was part of the team honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the news organization’s coverage of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. He continues to be primarily responsible for coverage of the ongoing criminal case, which is largely focusing on whether the gunman should serve a term of life in prison or face the death penalty.
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