Aminda (Mindy) Marqués Gonzalez 2019
Miami Herald Media Company
Mindy Marqués of the Miami Herald was the winner of the 2019 National Press Foundation Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award.
Aminda Marqués González, who is president and publisher and executive editor of the Miami Herald Media Co., received the award at NPF’s annual journalism awards dinner.
NPF judges said: “Mindy Marqués leads a newsroom which produces exciting journalism that makes a difference in people’s lives. Her steadfast commitment to accountability journalism brought predator Jeffrey Epstein to justice, kept a laser focus on the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and revealed how gun violence forever changed the Parkland school community. Great reporters are critical for great investigations, but so are great editors.”
Aminda (Mindy) Marqués González is President & Publisher and Executive Editor of the Miami Herald Media Company and McClatchy’s Florida Regional Editor, which includes Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald, Bradenton Herald, the Keys digital products and the Tallahassee bureau. Born in New York to Cuban immigrant parents, Marqués began her career as an intern at the Miami Herald and rose through the ranks to become the paper’s first Hispanic editor in 2010. She is only the second woman to hold the post.
Her career has included assignments as a metro reporter, assistant city editor and deputy metro editor, directing the Miami Herald’s local, state and community news operations. She also was Miami bureau chief for People magazine, overseeing coverage for the southeast U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America. She returned to the Miami Herald in 2007, where she was a multimedia editor and Sunday/features editor before being named managing editor in May 2010 and executive editor in October 2010.
During her tenure as executive editor, the Miami Herald has won two Pulitzer Prizes and has been a finalist five times.
She received the Presidential Impact award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in 2016. Marqués serves on the Pulitzer Prize board.