Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award

Mindy Marqués of the Miami Herald is the winner of the National Press Foundation’s 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., will receive the award at NPF’s annual journalism awards dinner on Thursday, Feb. 13.

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.”

The National Press Foundation established the Editor of the Year Award in 1984 to recognize significant achievements that enhance the quality of journalism in the United States. The award is open to any U.S.-based editor at any level of a news organization. It recognizes imagination, professional skill, ethics and an ability to motivate staff — qualities that produce excellence in media and represent the highest standards of journalism. The award and a cash prize of $5,000 will be presented at the NPF Annual Awards Dinner on Feb. 13, 2020.