MARIA HINOJOSA Biography - People in the News and Media


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Name: Maria Hinojosa                                                                 
Born: 1961                                                                           
Maria Hinojosa (born 1961 in Mexico City) is a television journalist. She is         
currently (since 2005) Senior Correspondent for the PBS series NOW.                   
Her first journalism experience was as host of a Latino radio show as a student       
at Barnard College, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Latin       
American studies.                                                                     
In 1995, Hinojosa began hosting the National Public Radio show Latino USA. She       
hosted the WNBC-TV public affairs show Visiones before joining CNN in 1997,           
where she worked for the New York City bureau for eight years and became known       
for reporting urban issues.                                                           
She has won many honors and awards, including being named one of the 100 Most         
Influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine, the Robert F. Kennedy award,     
the National Association of Hispanic Journalists' Radio Award, the New York           
Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Award, the National Council of La       
Raza's Ruben Salazar Communications Award, and an Associated Press award.             
Washington, DC, August 8, 2005 - Maria Hinojosa, an award-winning journalist and     
author, has joined the acclaimed PBS newsmagazine NOW as senior correspondent.       
Hinojosa, who formerly covered urban affairs for CNN, will begin work at the         
Emmy-winning PBS series immediately. She will continue as anchor of National         
Public Radio's Latino USA, a weekly national program reporting on news and           
culture in the Latino community. She is also an author of two books.