YOUR VOICE, YOUR STORY: Maria Hinojosa

About This Episode


Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning journalist and founder of The Futuro Media Group. She has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics three times since 1995 for her work reporting with CBS, CNN, and NPR. Hinojosa received the 2012 John Chancellor Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, four Emmy Awards, and many others.

Getting her start as a radio host for a Latino program at Barnard College, Hinojosa rose through the media ranks to report on urban youth, immigration, and Latino issues for iconic networks HBO, CBS, NPR, and CNN. She hosted the PBS show Maria Hinojosa: One on One for five years, interviewing a wide spectrum of celebrities, musicians, and political figures. Hinojosa was the executive producer of America By the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa: Clarkston Georgia and in 2011 became the first Latina to anchor a Frontline Report on PBS called Lost in Detention.

As founder of The Futuro Media Group, Hinojosa helps to further their mission of producing multi-platform, community-based journalism dedicated to celebrating the rich diversity of American communities.