Rossana Rosado

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Rossana Rosado
66th Secretary of State of New York
Assumed office
February 3, 2016
GovernorAndrew Cuomo
Preceded byCesar Perales
Personal details
BornNew York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationPace University (BA)

Rossana Rosado is an American newspaper editor and publisher, producer, and currently the Secretary of State of New York. On February 3, 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Rosado as the Secretary of State. She was unanimously confirmed by the New York State Senate on June 15, 2016.[1] She attended Pace University, where she earned a B.A. in Journalism.[1]


Rossana Rosado began her career at El Diario La Prensa starting as a journalist in the early 80's. She then was Publisher and CEO of the newspaper company in 1999.[2] She was the first woman to serve as an Editor and Publisher of the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the country, El Diario La Prensa. In 1992, Rosado was appointed Vice President for Public Affairs at the Health and Hospitals Corporation for the City of New York by Mayors David Dinkins and Rudy Giuliani. Rosado has served on the board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from 2012 and 2015, and is member of the College's Foundation board of trustees since 2012.[1]


Rosado has won an Emmy that she produced in the form of PSA's that highlighted organizations that helped children in need.[1] She also won the STAR award from the NY Women's Agenda, the Peabody Award for Journalism, and the NY Press Club President's award.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Rosado is married and has two children and she currently lives in White Plains, New York.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "New York State Department of State". Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Rossana Rosado". Latino Justice. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Rossana Rosado". NY State Senate. May 11, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Rossana Rosado". Facebook. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by
Cesar A. Perales
Secretary of State of New York