MARIA HINOJOSA An award-winning journalist, speaker and author, is senior correspondent for the Emmy-winning PBS newsmagazine NOW; managing editor & anchor of National Public Radio's Latino USA, and former CNN correspondent
Her style is decidedly earthy and real, bringing issues to light through the stories of unsung heroes. And her unique perspective from the front lines of the real life issues in America today makes audiences both laugh and cry while she tells the stories of being a mom and working journalist in today's turbulent world.
Hinojosa has garnered many awards and honors, including the Ruben Salazar Award from the National Council of La Raza, an award that recognizes a journalist's outstanding body of work. She has been named one of the "25 Most Influential Working Mothers in America" by Working Mother magazine, and three times over the past decade Hispanic Business magazine named her one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the United States.
Her personal experiences as a Mexican-American career woman, wife and mother living in New York were published in 1999 in her critically acclaimed memoir, Raising Raul: An Adventure Raising Myself and My Son. This was her second foray into the book world-in 1995 she published Crews-Gang Members Talk with Maria Hinojosa, a book based on her award-winning NPR report.