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

Journalist Gemma Robles is the new director of ‘The Newspaper of Spain’ replacing Fernando Garea. The head of the Prensa Ibérica group, launched on October 12, disposes of its first director in four months.

After knowing his departure from El Periódico de España, Garea explained through Twitter that the argument of the communication group chaired by Javier Moll for his “immediate dismissal” has been that the result “does not conform to the order that was entrusted to him” . The journalist affirms, however, that in his dismissal letter it is “admitted that 120% of the objectives set by the company have been met” and that this very weekend the media’s website had broken its audience record.

Garea, born in Madrid in 1962, has passed, among other media, through ‘El Mundo’, ‘Público’, ‘El País’ and ‘El Confidencial’. And he was president of the EFE Agency between July 2018 and February 2020, an exit after which he stated that “a public news agency is not a government news agency.”

Her replacement at the head of ‘El Periódico de España’, Gemma Robles (Madrid, 1976), was until now deputy director of El Periódico de Catalunya, the main head of Prensa Ibérica, for which she was also responsible for the writing in the capital. After passing through the Europa Press agency and Onda Cero, she joined ‘El Periódico de Catalunya’ in 2007. Four years later, in 2011, Robles was appointed delegate in Madrid and in 2019 she assumed the position of deputy director.

“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 the communication group.

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