Marqués is currently executive editor of the Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald and the Bradenton Herald. She is the first Latina and second woman to be named executive editor, according to a report from the Miami Herald.
Marqués takes on the new role on April 15. She will continue in the role of executive editor of the Bradenton Herald.
Most recently, she led the Miami Herald’s coverage of youth gun violence for the anniversary of the Parkland shooting, collaborating with nonprofit The Trace and McClatchy newsrooms across the country.
Marqués succeeds Alexandra Villoch, who is stepping down after 19 years at the Miami Herald to lead the Miami-based Baptist Health Foundation of South Florida as CEO.
Villoch was also regional publisher for McClatchy’s East region, which includes seven local media companies. Sara Glines, who has led the McClatchy’s Carolina region for the past three years, will add the East regions to her current portfolio and become responsible for 17 McClatchy media companies.
"We're grateful to Alex for her strong leadership, dedication to local journalism and passion for Miami over nearly two decades," stated Craig Forman, McClatchy's president-CEO. "At the same time, we could not be happier to appoint Mindy and Sara to these important leadership positions, continuing the high-impact essential journalism that resulted in two Pulitzer Prizes at the Herald and other prestigious awards in recent years."
Marqués will report to Glines. Glines has served as regional publisher at Gannett and Digital First Media, and led the digital transition of magazines like Car & Driver, Woman's Day and Elle.
McClatchy operates 30 media companies in 14 states.