Mc Nelly Torres


Mc Nelly Torres is an award-winning investigative journalist and editor at the Center for Public Integrity where she leads a team of reporters investigating inequality. Previously, Torres worked as an investigative producer for NBC6 in Miami. In 2010, Torres co-founded the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting ( Before that her consumer stories at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale won state, regional, and national awards. She covered education for the San Antonio Express-News where her work contributed to the conviction of a school building architect accused of bribery. In South Carolina, she garnered local and state awards for her investigative work on the state’s hog farm permitting process. Torres has earned over a dozen awards throughout her career, including an Emmy for her work at NBC, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and several awards from organizations such as the NAHJ, the Education Writers Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. She has also been a contributor to the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico and to the Investigative Editors Corp. Torres was the first Latina to be elected to the boards of directors of the Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Florida Society of News Editors. For years, Torres has trained and mentored journalists in the U.S. and Latin America on data journalism and investigative reporting. Most recently, she was elected to serve on the national board of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) as VP of Digital. She was inducted in NAHJ’s Hall of Fame in 2018 and she’s a lifetime member of the organization. Torres received a degree in journalism with a minor in political science from the University of Southern Colorado and a liberal arts degree from the University of Hawaii. When she’s not working, Torres likes to spend time walking her dogs, dancing salsa with her husband, cycling, swimming, and practicing yoga.

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