Aminda Marqués González, executive editor, president and publisher of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, has been named co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board.
She has been a member of the board since 2012 and will be serving as co-chair with Stephen Engelberg, editor-in-chief of ProPublica.
Both Marqués and Engelberg succeed Robert Blau, Bloomberg News executive editor of projects and investigations in Washington, and Steven Hahn, professor of history at New York University as board chairs.
The Pulitzer Prize board presides over the judging process of the Pulitzer Prize, the highest achievement in journalism.
Marqués began her journalism career in 1986 at the Miami Herald as an intern. She was recently inducted into the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Hall of Fame. She was also honored with the National Press Foundation’s Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award.
Under her leadership as executive editor, the Miami Herald won two Pulitzer Prizes and has been a finalist five times. Both, the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald have also been honored with numerous awards for coverage.
She has also directed coverage as a metro reporter, assistant city editor and deputy metro editor.
Marqués is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she was honored in 2012 as an Alumnus of Distinction by the College of Journalism and Communications.