Wednesday General Session
8:15 am – 9:30 am
San Jose Ballroom, San Jose Marriott
For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that respects and celebrates the cultural richness of the American experience. She is currently reporting for Frontline on immigration detention.
As the anchor and managing editor of her own long-running weekly NPR show, “Latino USA,” and anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One on WGBH/La Plaza, Hinojosa has informed millions of Americans about the fastest growing group in our country. Previously a senior correspondent for NOW on PBS and currently a contributing correspondent for Need to Know, Hinojosa has reported on hundreds of important stories – from the immigrant work camps in NOLA after Katrina to teen girl victims of sexual harassment on the job to Emmy Award-winning stories of the poor in Alabama.
Hinojosa has won top honors in American journalism including two Emmys and the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Throughout her career, she has helped define the conversation about our times and our society with one of the most authentic voices in broadcast. Her investigative journalism and presentations press for truth while giving voice to lives and stories that illuminate the world we live in.