He served as chief of The Times’s Miami bureau, covered Barack Obama’s successful campaign in Florida during the 2008 election, and has won awards for his coverage of immigration in America.
Before joining The Times, he was a staff writer and editor at Rolling Stone and Salon.com.
Mr. Cave was among the group of finalists for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. In addition, he was the leader of a small group of reporters that won the 2008 Overseas Press Club award for best international coverage on the Web.
A graduate of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and Boston College, Mr. Cave grew up in Worcester, Mass. He comes from a working-class family filled with Trump voters.