Carolyn Guniss is the first woman editor in the 94-year history of The Miami Times, a weekly newspaper whose niche is the Black community. She brings a wealth of editing and managing experience to the post. Guniss consistently gets people to collaborate as a team to produce their best work. Leadership is her strongest skill set. She also has the ability to tailor-make solutions for each employer. In other words, she evaluates the business and maps the direction she sees fit to drive success.
She started leading in undergraduate school, when she served as editor of the school newspaper, the Informer, at St. Thomas University. While working on a master’s in media management at Missouri School of Journalism, she simultaneously served as executive director of the Society of Business Editors and Writers Inc. At this organization, she jumpstarted a stalled $1 million campaign to endow a professor at Mizzou.
After completing the campaign, coupled with the aftermath of the Sept. 11 tragedy, she returned to the newsroom as an assistant city editor at the Bradenton Herald on the west coast of Florida. She was transferred to the Miami Herald to serve as section editor of two twice-weekly Neighbors sections. She has worked for or written for several other Florida news organization as well as national magazines. Guniss was elected president of the South Florida Black Journalist January 2017. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists.