Gina Acosta is currently a copy editor for the Tampa Bay Times and a graduate student of business at the University of Tampa. She was assistant editor of the editorial page for The Washington Post and worked with washingtonpost.com producers to develop integrated opinion content for both the print and Web editions. Employed at The Washington Post since 1997, she was copy/slot editor, metro and foreign editor, editorial page before taking her current position in 2006. Acosta was copy/slot editor, news and sports for the Tallahassee (Fl.) Democrat from 1995 until 1997 where she also served as sports ombudsman and wrote columns. In 2010 she was awarded the Wharton Fellowship for Business Journalists at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. She has received the Hispanic Media 100 Award, Latina magazine's Latina of Promise Award, Women in Communications Leadership Award, Tallahassee Democrat Award for Newsroom Excellence Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Intern Award and Hearst Journalism Award; scholarships from National Federation of Press Women, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Knight Foundation, and fellowships from Investigative Reporters and Editors, Poynter Institute and American Society of Newspaper Editors. In 2007, Acosta was an Indiana University School of Journalism teaching fellow and a Maynard Media Academy Scholar and Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. She graduated from Florida A&M University with a degree innewspaper journalism.