As a reporter who was the first Latina in many newsrooms, Maria Hinojosa dreamt of a space where she could create independent, multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diverse American experience. To that end, in 2010 she created the Futuro Media Group, an independent nonprofit organization based in Harlem, NYC. As the Anchor and Executive Producer of the Peabody Award-winning show Latino USA, distributed by NPR, as well as Co-Host of In The Thick, Futuro Media’s political podcast, Maria has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad.
Maria is also Anchor and Executive Producer of the PBS show America By The Numbers and the digital video series Humanizing America. She is also a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning, and a frequent guest on MSNBC.
Maria’s career in journalism includes reporting for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN, NPR, and anchoring the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One. She was the first Latina to anchor a PBS FRONTLINE report, 2011’s “Lost in Detention,” exploring abuse at immigrant detention facilities. She is the author of two books and has won dozens of awards, including: four Emmys, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Ruben Salazar Lifetime Achievement Award. She received her B.A. degree from Barnard College.