NYSUT celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a new poster honoring Maria Hinojosa, the longtime host and executive producer of Latino USA, the longest running national Latino news and cultural public radio program.
The Mexican-born Hinojosa is also the founder, president and CEO of Futuro Media Group, which produces the show.
In 2011, Hinojosa became the first Latina to anchor a Frontline report on PBS, “Lost in Detention,” a documentary exploring the issue of deportation and immigrant detention and abuse.
She is also the executive producer of “America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa,” which examines America’s changing demographics and the stories behind them.
Hinojosa has won numerous honors and awards for her work, including four Emmy Awards; an American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award for Individual Achievement; a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged; and a Radio Award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. HuffPost named Hinojosa among the top 25 Latinos in Contemporary American Culture. In 2007, she was inducted into the “She Made It” Hall of Fame at the Paley Center for Media/Museum of Television and Radio.
The poster is available for download in English-language and Spanish-language versions; limited quantities are free for NYSUT members and leaders at the statewide union’s online Publications Ordering Catalog, nysut.org/publications.