Prensa Ibérica replaces Fernando Garea with Gemma Robles at the head of 'El Periódico de España'



The journalist Gemma Robles is the new director of 'El Periódico de España' replacing Fernando Garea. The head of the Prensa Ibérica group, launched on October 12, dispenses with its first director in four months, whom it thanks "for the work he has developed."

The news published by 'El Periódico de España' does not mention a possible new destination for Garea in Prensa Ibérica. Born in Madrid in 1962, the journalist has passed, among other media, through 'El Mundo', 'Público', 'El País' and 'El Confidencial'.

Was appointed President of the EFE Agency in July 2018 and dismissed 19 months later. "A public news agency is not a government news agency," Garea said in his farewell.

As for Gemma Robles (Madrid, 1976), after passing through the Europa Press agency and Onda Cero, she joined 'El Periódico de Catalunya' in 2007 where four years later, in 2011, she was appointed delegate in Madrid. In 2019, she was appointed deputy director of said header.

“Directing now 'El Periódico de España' is an honor, but also a huge challenge. With humility and enthusiasm for coordinating a magnificent team of journalists, I accept the professional challenge of making the newspaper an essential reference point for the Spanish press, ”says Robles in the note released by Prensa Ibérica.

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