Journalist Maria Hinojosa speaks at Trinity University

Renowned Mexican-American journalist Maria Hinojosa is scheduled to speak at Trinity University in San Antonio later this month. The National Public Radio host will discuss “Latinos in the Media” at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 at the Laurie Auditorium.

The event commemorates the 12th anniversary of Trinity’s annual Maverick Lecture Series and is free and open to the public. For those unable to attend in person, the conference will also be streamed online.

Hinojosa had a long career. She is a recipient of the prestigious Peabody Award for her NPR distributed broadcast Latin United States, which deals with the ever-changing cultural and political landscape of the United States and abroad. She is also co-host of In the thicknessa decorated political podcast from Futuro Media, an organization she founded in 2010.

A 30-year industry veteran, Hinojosa’s career has focused on taking a critical look at various American experiences. His resume includes signings with PBS, CBS and WNBC. She was CNN’s urban affairs correspondent for eight years. Previously, Hinojosa anchored the Emmy-winning talk show WGBH Maria Hinojosa: One-on-one. In 2020, the New York-based journalist also wrote a memoir on immigration titled Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America.

Hinojosa has won dozens of awards during her career. In 2019, People en Español named her one of the 25 Most Powerful Latinas, and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio honored her with his own official day in October.

Notably, she was also the first Latina to anchor a PBS FRONT LINE report. His episode, “Lost in Detention” aired in October 2011 and explored abuse in immigration detention centers.