We would like to congratulate award-winning investigative journalist Maria Hinojosa on winning the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism from Columbia Un…. The John Chancellor Award is presented each year to a reporter with courage and integrity for cumulative professional accomplishments. The prize honors the legacy of pioneering television correspondent and longtime NBC News anchor John Chancellor.
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, Hinojosa 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 anchor and Executive Producer of her own long-running weekly NPR show, Latino USA, anchor of the Emmy Award winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/La Plaza, Contributing Correspondent for Frontline and Need to Know on PBS, and weekly King Features Syndicate contributor.
Prior to launching The Futuro Media Group, Hinojosa was a Senior Correspondent for NOW on PBS, the CNN Urban Affairs correspondent for 8 years, a reporter for NPR, and producer for CBS Radio. She has written two books, including her motherhood memoir: Raising Raul: Adventures Raising Myself and My Son.
Hinojosa has won top honors in American journalism including two Emmy’s, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged, the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for best documentary for her groundbreaking Child Brides: Stolen Lives, and the Ruben Salazar Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council of La Raza. In 2009, Hinojosa was honored with an AWRT Gracie Award for Individual Achievement as Best TV Correspondent. In 2011 she received honors from the New York Women’s Foundation, Hispanics in Philanthropy, and The Opportunity Agenda.
On September 21st Maria Hinojosa will take an intimate look at how changing demographics are reshaping the American political landscape in “America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa: Clarkston Georgia,” airing on PBS stations nationwide as a NEED TO KNOW Election 2012 Special Presentation. (Check local listings).