Maria Hinojosa is the anchor and Executive Producer of NPR's "Latino USA," the longest-running Latino-focused program on public media. She also hosts "In The Thick," Futuro Media Group's political podcast.
Over the past three decades, Maria has reported for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN and NPR, and has won dozens of awards, including: four Emmys, the John Chancellor Award, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Ruben Salazar Lifetime Achievement Award.
Maria talks with Bassem about embracing two cultures in her childhood as an immigrant from Mexico, being the first Latina at NPR, and what she's done to further the diversification of journalism in America.
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