April 8, 2013
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Maria Hinojosa, a groundbreaking news anchor and reporter for PBS, NPR, and CNN, has covered America’s untold stories and highlighted critical issues at home and abroad for over 25 years. As the anchor and executive producer of her own long-running weekly NPR show, Latino USA, and anchor of the talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/La Plaza, she has informed millions of Americans about the fast growing multicultural mainstream in the United States.
In October 2011, she became the first Latina to anchor a FRONTLINE report. “Lost in Detention” explored abuse at immigrant detention facilities, garnering attention from Capitol Hill to both the mainstream and Spanish-language media. Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group in April 2010 with the mission to produce multi-media journalism that explores and gives critical voice to the diversity of the American experience.
Previously a senior correspondent for NOW on PBS, and currently a rotating anchor for Need to Know, Hinojosa has reported hundreds of important stories---from the immigrant work camps in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, to teen girl victims of sexual harassment on the job, to stories of the poor in Alabama. Her investigative journalism holds the powerful accountable. As a reporter for NPR, Hinojosa was among the first to report on youth violence in immigrant communities.
Hinojosa has received numerous awards for her work including: four Emmys; the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism; Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged; the Studs Terkel Community Media Award; the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for best documentary for her groundbreaking Child Brides: Stolen Lives; and many more. In addition to her broadcast work, Hinojosa has been a weekly syndicated columnist for King Features/Hearst and is the author of two books.