Maria Hinojosa Executive Producer & Anchor
For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, she launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that respects and celebrates the cultural richness of the American experience. She is the first Latina to anchor a Frontline report; “Lost in Detention,” about deportation and immigration detention, aired in October 2011 and sparked public engagement and conversation from Capitol Hill to mainstream media to the Spanish language media.
Hinojosa is the anchor and executive producer of her own long-running weekly NPR show, Latino USA, and anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One. Previously, a senior correspondent for NOW on PBS, and currently, a rotating anchor for Need to Know, she has reported hundreds of important stories—from the immigrant work camps in New Orleans after Katrina to teen girl victims of sexual harassment on the job. Hinojosa has won multiple 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 for her groundbreaking Child Brides: Stolen Lives.
Hinojosa has a weekly syndicated column for King Features/Hearst and is author of two books including a motherhood memoir, Raising Raul: Adventures Raising Myself and My Son. She was born in Mexico City, raised in Chicago and received her BA from Barnard College.
Carolina Gonzalez Senior Producer, Radio
Carolina Gonzalez is an award-winning journalist and scholar with over two decades of experience in print and radio. She served as an editorial writer at the New York Daily News, and has covered education, immigration, politics, music and Latino culture in various alternative and mainstream media outlets, such as WNYC radio, AARP Segunda Juventud, SF Weekly and the Progressive Media Project. The guidebook she co-authored with Seth Kugel, Nueva York: the Complete Guide to Latino Life in the Five Boroughs, was published in 2006 by St. Martin’s Press. She was raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Queens, New York and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Deborah George Senior Editor, Radio
Deborah George is a journalist based in Takoma Park, MD. For the past fifteen years she’s edited the award-winning “RadioDiaries” series (http://www.radiodiaries.org) which airs on NPR’s All Things Considered. George has also been an editor and producer at NPR News and the Senior Editor for American RadioWorks, public radio’s documentary and investigative production company. Over the course of her career, she’s covered stories in the U.S, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. She received the Peabody Award in 2009 for the documentary, “The Great Textbook War.” Her awards also include the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award (six Silver Batons and a Gold Baton); the Edward R. Murrow Award; the Robert F. Kennedy Award; the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).
Nadia ReimanProducer, Radio
Nadia Reiman has been a radio producer since 2005. Before joining the Latino USA team, Nadiaproduced for StoryCorps for almost five years, and her work there on 9/11 stories earned her a Peabody. She has also mixed audio for animations, assisted on podcasts for magazines, and program managed translations for Canon Latin America. Nadia has also produced for on None on Record editing and mixing stories of queer Africans, and worked on a Spanish language radio show called Epicentro based out of Washington DC. She graduated from Kenyon College with a double major in International Studies and Spanish Literature.Tweet