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Miami, February 8, 2013 - NBA columnist, Israel Gutierrez, will be featured at the Miami Dade College Journalism Speaker Series at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, at the college’s North Campus.

 Gutierrez, a North Miami Senior High and University of Florida graduate, is also a panelist and contributor on various ESPN programs such as Around the Horn, the Sports Reporters, and SportsCenter.

 Prior to working at ESPN, he was a reporter at The Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post. Gutierrez worked at the Post from 2000-2002 covering the Marlins and the Heat. He worked at the Herald from 2002-2012 where he covered the Heat and served as a sports columnist.     

 The MDC Journalism Speaker Series was launched in February 2008 to create an exchange and learning opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. To date, nearly 50 renowned journalists have participated in the series.   

 In addition to Gutierrez, this year’s lineup includes Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Frances Robles of The New York Times, Boston Globe political reporter, Noah Bierman, and Dallas Morning News editor and reporter, Selwyn Crawford.

 Each program includes a presentation by the journalists and a 15-minute question and answer session.

All presentations are free and open to the public. 

MDC Journalism Speaker Series with NBA columnist, Israel Gutierrez.

  • WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 28, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • WHERE: MDC North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., Room 2151.

For more information about the speaker series, please contact Manolo Barco, the adviser to The Reporter, the student newspaper at Miami Dade College, at 305-237-2323. 

Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366,, media specialist
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist

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