Advisory Board Member
Mc Nelly Torres is an independent award-winning journalist based in South Florida and former investigative producer for NBC6 in Miami. In 2018, she was inducted in the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Hall of Fame. She was a 2018 National Fellow and a recipient of a Dennis A. Hunt grant for health journalism which allowed her to do reporting in her native Puerto Rico on the health care crisis facing the island long before the devastating hurricane Maria. In 2010, Torres co-founded Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. Her consumer stories at the Florida Sun-Sentinel won state, regional and national awards and led to the arrest of a bad contractor. She covered education for the San Antonio Express-News where her work contributed to the conviction of a school building architect. In South Carolina, she garnered local and state awards for her investigative work on the state’s hog farm permit process. Torres served on the Investigative Reporters and Editors Board, 2008-2014.