Maria Hinojosa
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For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped report America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. Last April, she launched The Futuro Media Group to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that celebrates the cultural richness of the American experience. Hinojosa is the anchor and managing editor of her own long-running weekly NPR show, Latino USA, anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One, and a contributing correspondent for Need to Know on PBS. Previously, she was a senior correspondent for the PBS series NOW. Her investigative journalism presses the powerful for the truth while giving voice to lives and stories that illuminate our world.


Hinojosa has won top honors in American journalism with numerous awards including two Emmy’s, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged, and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for best documentary. In 2009, she was honored with a Gracie Award for outstanding reporter/correspondent. In 2010, she was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree by DePaul University in Chicago, and the Sidney Hillman Prize honoring her social and economic justice reporting. Three times over the past decade, Hinojosa has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Latinos in the United States by Hispanic Business magazine.


Hinojosa is author of two books including a motherhood memoir, Raising Raul: Adventures Raising Myself and My Son. Born in Mexico City and raised in Chicago, she received her BA from Barnard College. She lives in Harlem with her husband, the artist German Perez, and their two children.