Maria Hinojosa

Boston, MA

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About María...

María Hinojosa is an Award-winning journalist and author, and the managing editor and host of public radio's Latino USA.

Throughout her career, María has garnered many awards and honors. Since 1995, Hispanic Business Magazine has named her one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the United States three times.

In 1991, María Hinojosa won an Associated Press award for her coverage of Nelson Mandela for WNYC Radio. That same year, she won a Unity Award and the Top Story of the Year Award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists for her NPR story, Crews about New York gang members. The NPR story evolved into the book, Crews: Gang Members Talk to María Hinojosa.

She received both the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Radio Award and the New York Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Award for her NPR report, Kids and Guns. For Manhood Behind Bars, a story for NPR which documented how incarceration has become a right of passage for men of all races, María received the Robert F. Kennedy Award.

Hinojosa was inducted into the "She Made It" Hall of Fame of Women in Media who have "made a mark." The ceremony was at the Paley Center (formerly the Museum of Radio and TV). She also authored the book, Raising Raúl.

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  1. PBS Engage
  2. WGBH Lab
  3. NPR's Latino USA
  4. NPR