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Ricardo Sandoval-Palos

Public Editor


Ricardo Sandoval-Palos is the Public Editor of the Public Broadcasting Service. In that role he serves as the interlocutor between audiences and PBS and its community of content creators.

Sandoval-Palos is an award-winning investigative reporter and multimedia editor. He has helped shape the reporting teams at nonprofit newsrooms such as InsideClimate News, 100Reporters; and palabra, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ new digital publishing platform.

Sandoval-Palos is a former Supervising Editor of NPR’s Morning Edition broadcast; was an editor with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and was Assistant City Editor at The Sacramento Bee newspaper. He was a Latin America correspondent for The Dallas Morning News and The San Jose Mercury News, and an investigative reporter for The Orange County Register and The San Francisco Examiner.

His work has been recognized by the Overseas Press Club, the Inter-American Press Association, the Gerald Loeb Awards for Business Journalism, the Society of Professional Journalists, Boston College’s Myers Center Awards and the Los Angeles Press Club.

Sandoval-Palos received his B.A. in Journalism from California’s Humboldt State University.

Daniel J. Macy

Researcher for the Public Editor


Daniel J. Macy is Researcher for the Public Editor at the Public Broadcasting Service. He often is the first person at the PBS Public Editor’s office with whom viewers have contact, and he facilitates the Public Editor’s role as the interlocutor between audiences and PBS and its community of content creators. 

Macy is an experienced Washington, D.C. journalist with a history of public affairs and financial services regulation reporting. He was a markets editor for global media firm IHS Markit; was an editor and reporter for Thompson Media Group; and before that worked for 10 years in the corporate world, including at the headquarters of Lockheed Martin Corporation. 

Macy’s work has been published by Bloomberg LP and Bankrate, and he has contributed to BBC Radio and China International Radio. His news and editorial photography has been published in print and digital news outlets worldwide, including The Times of London and Crain’s Investment News, among others.

Macy received his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Arizona.

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