Maria Hinojosa

Maria Hinojosa

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Speaker: Maria Hinojosa

 Emmy Winning Journalist

Topics:

  • Latino Heritage
  • A Critical Look at the Media in a Post 9/11 Reality
  • A Leading Latina on “Owning Your Voice”
  • Stories from the Frontlines: Immigration, Urban Reality, Women & Latinos

Award-winning journalist and author Maria Hinojosa is managing editor and host ofLatino USA. In addition to hosting each week’s show, Hinojosa is the senior correspondent for the Emmy Award-winning PBS newsmagazine NOW.

Before joining NOW, Maria Hinojosa was the urban affairs correspondent for CNN. Prior to joining CNN, Hinojosa spent six years as a New York-based correspondent for National Public Radio. During this time, she also hosted Visiones, a public affairs talk show on WNBC-TV in New York.

Maria Hinojosa authored the book Crews: Gang Members Talk with Maria Hinojosa(1995), which was based on her award-winning NPR report. Her second book,Raising Raul: Adventures Raising Myself and My Son, a motherhood memoir about raising a Latino child in a multicultural society, was published by Viking-Penguin in 2000. In 1999, Working Mothers Magazine named Hinojosa one of the 25 “Most Influential Working Mothers.”   Hinojosa has also been a contributing essayist in the 2004 book, Borderline Personalities: A New Generation of Latinas dish on Sex, Sass and Cultural Shifting, edited by Robyn Moreno and Michelle Herrera Mulligan. And most recently, she has contributed an essay to the 2006 book, Why I Stay Married.

Born in Mexico City, Maria Hinojosa is a magna cum laude graduate of Barnard College, where she majored in Latin American studies, political economy and women’s studies. Hinojosa resides in New York City with her husband and their son and daughter.

Latino Heritage

A Critical Look at the Media in a Post 9/11 Reality

A Leading Latina on “Owning Your Voice”

Stories from the Frontlines: Immigration, Urban Reality, Women & Latinos

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