Mindy Marques, UF CJC Class of 1986

Mindy Marques Gonzalez

Aminda (Mindy) Marques Gonzalez, executive editor of The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, is the first Hispanic editor and the second woman to hold the post.

She was born in New York and grew up in Hialeah. Her parents immigrated to the United States from Cuba.

During her tenure, The Miami Herald has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist three times. Marques serves on the board of the Pulitzer Prize, the Associated Press Media Editors (APME) and the Poynter Institute’s advisory council.

This past summer, Marques was honored with the Presidential Award of Impact from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

She started at The Miami Herald as an associate editor in multimedia. She later left The Herald to work for People magazine as its Miami bureau chief, where she covered celebrities and breaking news. In 2007, she returned to The Herald and became the executive editor and senior vice president in news.


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