The Richard T. and Virginia M. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professorship committee is excited to announce this year’s professor is María Hinojosa. She has provided a voice to many Latinx people on the NPR show, Latino USA
As a reporter who was the first Latina in many newsrooms, María Hinojosa dreamt of a space where she could create independent, multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diverse American experience. She made that dream a reality in 2010 when she created Futuro Media, an independent, nonprofit newsroom based in Harlem, NYC with the mission to create multimedia content from a POC perspective. Futuro does this in the service of empowering people to navigate the complexities of an increasingly diverse and connected world.
As the Anchor and Executive Producer of the Peabody Award-winning show Latino USA
, distributed by NPR, as well as Co-Host of In The Thick
, the Futuro Media’s award-winning political podcast, Hinojosa has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad. In her new book, Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America
, Hinojosa tells the story of immigration in America through her family’s experiences and decades of reporting, painting an unflinching portrait of a country in crisis. She is also a contributor to the long-running, award-winning news program CBS Sunday Morning
and a frequent guest on MSNBC.
Read María Hinojosa's Bio