Award-winning News Correspondent and Journalist
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Lecture Hall C202
Program begins at 1 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public - Online registration is required.
Presented by the International Center and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion
Maria Hinojosa, anchor and executive producer of NPR’s Peabody Award-winning weekly program, Latino USA, will talk about racial inequality in the United States today.
Hinojosa is the first Latina to anchor a Frontline report, “Lost in Detention,” exploring abuse at immigrant detention facilities. The company she founded in 2010, Futuro Media Group, produces both Latino USA and America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, the first public television series to investigate the impact of America’s ongoing population change.
Born in Mexico City, Hinojosa was raised in Chicago and received her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College. She writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column and is author of two books, including her 2000 motherhood memoir, Raising Raul: Adventures Raising Myself and My Son.
Hinojosa’s more than 25 years of reporting have earned her four Emmys, the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged, the 2012 Studs Terkel Community Media Award and the 2007 Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for best documentary for “Child Brides: Stolen Lives.”