The Miami Herald has chosen its first woman and Hispanic journalist to become the editorial page editor.
Myriam Marquez, who was born in Havana, Cuba, is a metro columnist for the newspaper and she succeeds Joe Oglesby, who is retiring. She will phase into the position over the next month.
She joined the Orlando Sentinel as an editorial writer in 1987 and came to The Miami Herald in 2005 as a metro desk editor.
Marquez will lead a staff of three writers and a political cartoonist. She will also continue to write a column each week.
Executive Editor Anders Gyllenhaal said: ”She listens, she reports deeply and she has something to say…. She is a Miami story in many ways.”