CNN.com Managing Editor Meredith Artley announced today that Manuel Perez has been named Editorial Director for CNN Digital.  Manuel has been with the CNN Digital team since 2001, serving first in the network’s DC bureau as a writer/editor and now Atlanta where he manages the daily coverage priorities and editorial content across CNN’s digital platforms. Prior to CNN, Manuel was a reporter at WaPo and New York Newsday, where he was part of team that won a Pulitzer for breaking news coverage.

In an internal note about his promotion, Artley referred to Perez as “a reporter’s editor.” Noting that he is “a source of clarity, strength and calm in the face of surprises and challenges that arise as a natural part of what [they] do.” In his new role, Manuel will directly oversee CNN’s written word storytelling within CNN Worldwide and on to outside clients via the wire and digital platforms.