Coral Murphy Marcos

Coral Murphy Marcos

Class of 2023

Coral Murphy Marcos is a journalist from Manatí, Puerto Rico. She will complete her M.A. in Journalism at U.C. Berkeley in 2024.

Murphy Marcos completed a year-long stint as the David Carr business fellow at the New York Times in 2022. She dug into tax incentives in Puerto Rico that were leading to gentrification, reported on the struggles of delivery workers in New York, and investigated the effects of inflation on American consumers.

She has reported on business for USA TODAY, breaking news for The Guardian, and music for National Public Radio. For the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico, she wrote about the disproportionate effects of the pandemic for Puerto Ricans. The project was featured in The City and Latino USA.

Murphy Marcos graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, with a B.A. in Journalism 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.


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


  • Caribbean Business, San Juan, PR — Reporter

  • Bloomberg, New York, NY — Intern

  • USA Today, New York, NY — Business Reporter

  • The Guardian, San Juan, PR — Freelance Reporter

  • The New York Times, New York, NY — Reporting Fellow


  • 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


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

  • Solar Power Offers Puerto Ricans a Lifeline but Remains an Elusive Goal:

  • Trump’s immigration policy tore this family apart. Four years later, they are finally reunited:

  • Las letras puertorriqueñas resisten frente a las crisis:

  • The Rush for a Slice of Paradise in Puerto Rico: