Aminda Marqués González, a top news executive at the Miami Herald over the past decade, has resigned.
She is leaving the organization to become Vice President and Executive Editor at book publisher Simon & Schuster.
According to the Miami Herald, she made the announcement today. Marqués González shared news of her departure and new role in a letter sent to staff, which has been working remotely for the past 8 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She thanked them and expressed “gratitude and pride” for the newsroom’s accomplishments, saying her years at the Herald were “the pinnacle of my career.”
Her departure comes a month after the company implemented leadership changes following revelations that a paid, independent supplement called LIBRE sold by the advertising team and printed and distributed as an insert in el Nuevo Herald included racist and anti-Semitic content, without anyone from the editorial department being aware of the content.
In her position at Simon & Schuster, Marqués González will be tasked with helping to broaden the range of voices and stories published, as well as further expanding into underrepresented markets.
Marcelo Salup says
Great news. Perhaps now someone will fix the website, fix the content and make the Miami Herald a 21st Century newspaper