The National Association of Hispanic Journalists offers its condolences to Anthony Marquez’s family, friends & colleagues at this difficult time.
Beginning as an Associated Press intern, Anthony embodied the journalistic spirit of our association and was a trailblazer within the industry working his way up to Los Angeles bureau chief.
“Anthony Marquez was a mentor to many of us at The Associated Press. As one of the few Mexican Americans to ever serve as an AP bureau chief, he opened doors for people like myself and other journalists of color,” said NAHJ member and AP reporter Russell Contreras. “I was saddened to learn of his passing. He was always one of give encouragement, and his dedication to fairness and commitment to diversity will not be forgotten.”
Marquez left the AP at one point in his career to work in San Francisco Bay Area at a number of newspapers; the AP hired him back as San Francisco’s assistant bureau chief in 2000, and three years later he was named chief of the Los Angeles bureau, the organization’s second-largest U.S. bureau and one of its busiest.
NAHJ will remember Anthony at this year’s upcoming National Convention in Anaheim, California. He was fifty-five years old.