Iliana Limón Romero ran unopposed for the Association for Women in Sports Media board president. She previously has served multiple terms as AWSM president, board chair and vice president for fundraising. Limón Romero also was a mentor in the inaugural AWSM Champions class. She is the Los Angeles Times assistant managing editor for sports / sports editor. She helped the Times win Associated Press Sports Editors 2022 grand slam honors. She previously was the sports editor at the Orlando Sentinel, where she contributed to the paper’s Pulitzer finalist coverage of the Pulse nightclub shooting. Limón Romero is an El Paso, Texas, native, University of New Mexico alum and National Association of Hispanic Journalists Sports Task Force co-chair.
Iliana on why she decided to run for reelection:
AWSM plays an invaluable role serving women at all levels of sports media. I am the first woman to serve as sports editor at the Los Angeles Times and I don't believe that would have been possible without the support of AWSM. My first AWSM convention showed me how much this organization has to offer its members. I quickly forged deep bonds with others who faced the same obstacles and found creative solutions to solve their problems. As the organization continues to fight to overcome pandemic-related financial setbacks, it would be my honor to serve as AWSM’s president and help bolster support for our student and professional members.
Iliana on her goals for AWSM:
AWSM was hit hard by the pandemic and ongoing instability within various areas of sports media has only added to the challenges. I’m proud we have helped many members find new jobs, internships and promotions since the pandemic began. Funding from our traditional partners, however, plummeted as their budgets were cut. We are grateful we were able to host conventions in Denver and Charlotte the past two years. My focus will be on building on that momentum, calling on everyone from our most experienced veterans who helped establish this organization to our newest members to do all they can to help an outstanding all-volunteer organization that provides support and professional development opportunities for women working in all aspects of sports media. I’m committed to leading a strong year of fundraising and programming to get AWSM back to its healthiest levels. We’re well on our way, and I think the future is incredibly bright if we all work together.
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