Márquez has worked at the Herald since October 2005. As an assistant city editor, she coordinated coverage of South Floridas Latin American and Caribbean communities. She was promoted to deputy metro editor in December 2007, served as columnist in 2008 and was selected to oversee the opinion pages in print and online in June 2009.
She has overseen a number of award-winning projects, including coverage of torture suspects at Krome, local politics, higher education and the evolving face of Miamis Cuban exile community.
In 2009, she won the Green Eyeshade award from the Society of Professional Journalists for serious commentary. She also received an award in 2009 from Camacol, the Latin Chamber of Commerce in South Florida, and was listed among the top 100 most "influential Hispanics" in the nation by Hispanicbusiness.com
Márquez also spends time in Orlando where she worked before joining the Herald. She is married to Orlando investigative reporter Tony Pipitone. The couple have two grown sons, one a Florida Gator, the other a Seminole.
During her 18 years at the Orlando Sentinel, Marquez received numerous awards as a columnist and editorial board member. She also served as the enterprise editor, overseeing coverage of education, social trends and the environment.
As the Heralds editorial editor, Márquezs mission was to put the department on a more interactive path. She fulfilled that mission by, among other things, engaging with readers on social media, offering behind-the-scene views of editorial board meetings with community leaders on MiamiHerald.com and moderating exchanges in the form of video live streams.
Those kinds of ground-breaking endeavors will expand in her new role as the news business continues to change.
Im committed to continuing the standard of excellence set by el Nuevo Heralds founder, Roberto Suarez, and continued by my predecessor, Manny Garcia: to seek the truth wherever it may lead and cover our community as it continues to grow into a dynamic metropolitan area, she said. And I look forward to working with the Miami Heralds executive editor Mindy Marqués to improve the reach of both news organizations in our community. I cant wait for this new adventure to begin.