Gabriel Escobar: From Paperboy to Editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer

Gabriel Escobar: From Paperboy to Editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer

When Gabriel Escobar was a young boy, he and his family immigrated from Colombia to America without knowing a word of English. What follows is the story of how Gabriel went from working as a local paperboy to becoming one of Philadelphia's most seasoned journalists,


When Gabriel Escobar was a young boy, he and his family immigrated from Colombia to America without knowing a word of English.

What follows is the story of how Gabriel went from working as a local paperboy to becoming one of Philadelphia's most seasoned journalists, He has been involved in the coverage of some of the most challenging news stories of the 21st century, including the September 11th terrorist attacks, the D.C. snipers, and COVID-19.

Most recently, Gabriel was named the top editor and vice-president of the Philadelphia Inquirer, where it is his job to lead the newsroom into a new era.