A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Member, Joanna Wragg

Joanna Wragg

Please join your fellow press club members in warmly welcoming Joanna Wragg, our newest member.

Joanna has decades of experience in both print and broadcast journalism. She was associate editor of the Miami Herald, editorial writer for the Miami News, editorial director for WPLG-TV in Miami and assistant editor of editorials for the Lakeland Ledger. In addition, she served as president of the National Conference of Editorial Writers.

When asked to provide a bio in her own words, Joanna wrote: “An almost-native Floridian, Joanna DiCarlo Wragg has lived in Florida since age 7, attended public schools in Orlando, graduated FSU and has an M.A. from University of Miami. 

A high-school and college journalist, she detoured through teaching and social work to become a professional newspaper staffer in her late 20s, retiring from The Miami Herald as Associate Editor (opinion pages).  She and her late husband, Otis, owned Wragg & Casas Public Relations with partner Ramon Casas until retiring to Bonita Springs in 2012. Still a communicator, Joanna now heads the communications team for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Bonita Beach Road and volunteers at The Literacy Council of the Gulf Coast.”

The Press Club of Southwest Florida is pleased to welcome you as a member, Joanna, and we look forward to your involvement in helping us fulfill our multi-faceted mission.