Los Angeles

David Plazas

  • Opinion Engagement Editor and Editorial Board Chair
  • The Tennessean

David became the Opinion Engagement Editor for The Tennessean in 2014, serving as the editorial writer, a columnist and editorial board chair for Nashville’s daily newspaper -- one of the top 100 daily publications in the U.S. Previously, Plazas worked for The News-Press Media Group in Fort Myers, Fla., as an award-winning reporter, Spanish-language community weekly editor, opinion editor and digital editor. He serves as student project co-leader for NAHJ and also is a member of ONA, NLGJA and SPJ. Plazas is passionate, community-focused and digitally savvy and curious. He was a Kiplinger Fellow at Ohio State University in 2013. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish and a master’s in journalism, both from Northwestern University, and an MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University. Among the topics he has focused on most in Nashville: transportation and infrastructure, city elections, health care, economic development and open records.