Sarah Rahal – President
Sarah Rahal is a breaking news reporter at The Detroit News. She has held this position since she graduated from Wayne State University in May, where she was in the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity and served as the managing editor of The South End. She joined AAJA in 2016 and was selected as a Voices student for the national convention in Las Vegas. She has had bylines in Hour Detroit, Metro Times, BLAC Detroit, Metro Parent and The Neighborhoods.
Follow her on Twitter: @SarahRahal_
Dorothy Hernandez – Governing Board Rep
Dorothy Hernandez is a freelance journalist living in metro Detroit where she serves as the marketing and communications manager at Gleaners Community Food Bank. She is the previous managing editor of Hour Detroit magazine. The University of Illinois alumna has also worked at The Detroit News and the Chicago Tribune's RedEye edition. In her spare time, she runs a pop-up restaurant and catering business called Sarap, which focuses on Filipino food. She is a longtime member of AAJA and previously served as secretary.
Kiran Saini – Secretary
Kiran Saini is an associate digital producer for WXYZ-TV Channel 7 in Detroit, where she assists in development of content for multiple platforms. She's a graduate of Wayne State University, where she previously served as editor-in-chief of The South End and was enrolled in the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity. She has been a member of AAJA since May 2016.
Follow her on Twitter @kiran_saini_
Charlie Kadado – Tresurer
Charlie Kadado is an assignment editor at WXYZ-TV Channel 7 in Detroit, where he handles daily logistics and story planning for the station. He is a graduate of Wayne State University, where he represented the university as the 2016 fellow for UNITY: Journalists for Diversity. Charlie joined AAJA in 2016 after participating in VOICES during the national convention in Las Vegas. He is also a member of NABJ and UNITY.