Coral Murphy Marcos

Coral del Mar Murphy Marcos

Class of 2023

Coral del Mar Murphy Marcos is a print business journalist based in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. She will complete her M.A. in Journalism at U.C. Berkeley in 2022.

Murphy Marcos graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, with a B.A. in Jourmalism in 2019. There, she was the Editor-in-Chief, in 2017, and News Director, in 2016, for the university’s leading newspaper, Pulso Estudiantil. She also spent a year at Brown University after Hurricane María in 2017. Murphy Marcos is a part-time reporter for USA TODAY, where she focuses on business and technology. Most recently, she published a front page (A1) story related to the Equal Rights Amendment to commemorate the centennial of women’s right to vote in the U.S. Murphy Marcos has also written for The New York Times, National Public Radio, The Puerto Rican Center for Investigative Journalism and more. She also interned for Bloomberg during the summer of 2019.


  • University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, B.A. in Journalism, 2019


  • USA TODAY, business reporter

  • National Public Radio, news assistant

  • Bloomberg, intern

  • Freelance journalist for The New York Times and The Puerto Rican Center for Investigative Journalism

  • The Brown Daily Herald, senior reporter

  • Caribbean Business, reporter


  • U.C. Berkeley Johnathan Rodgers Fellowship, 2019 fellow

  • U.C. Berkeley Dean's Merit Fellowship

  • Pulitzer Center, 2020 grantee for the Puerto Rican Diaspora in the US Mainland and COVID-19 project


  • Politician Tulsi Gabbard, ‘West Side Story’ star Rita Moreno among influential women from U.S. territories :

  • Equal Rights Amendment: Will women ever have equal rights under federal law?

  • Puerto Ricans in the US live in counties with the highest possibility of COVID-19 infection and death :

  • 'Boycott for Black Lives': People plan to stop spending in companies that don't support BLM

  • The Sound of Christmas in Latin America, in 8 Songs

  • Reggaetón And The Search For Identity After Hurricane María :