Cuban-born career journalist Myriam Marquez is the new executive editor of Miami's el Nuevo Herald, the largest Spanish-language daily in the United States.

"We are delighted to have such a seasoned and perceptive journalist as Myriam to lead the el Nuevo Herald newsroom," Miami Herald Media Company Publisher David Landsberg said in announcing the appointment.

"The el Nuevo Herald team is outstanding," Marquez said. "They're committed, they're passionate, they do all in their power to cover this community."

She succeeds Manny Garcia, who left el Nuevo Herald to become editor of the Naples Daily News.

Marquez joined the Miami Herald in 2005, serving successively as assistant city editor, deputy metro editor and Metro columnist before she was put in charge of the newspaper's editorial and opinion pages in 2009.

"I am honored to have been selected to lead el Nuevo Herald's award-winning team of reporters, editors, designers and photographers," she said. "It's a dream job in the most spectacular and energetic city in the nation."

A past recipient of the international Ortega y Gasset Award as best Spanish-language daily, el Nuevo Herald is also the only Spanish-language newspaper to be a Pulitzer Prize finalist. EFE