Emmy-Winning Journalist to Speak at Trinity
Maria Hinojosa, founder of Futuro Media, will speak on Latinos in the media at Maverick Lecture
Monday, April 11, 2022
Headshot of Maria Hinojosa smiling in front of a dark red background.

Trinity University’s Maverick Lecture Series celebrates its 12-year anniversary by featuring Emmy-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa. She will share her insights on “Latinos in the Media” on April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Laurie Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. 

As the first Latina reporter in many of the newsrooms where she worked, Hinojosa’s nearly 30-year career as a journalist includes reporting for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN, NPR, and anchoring the Emmy-Award winning talk show from WGBH Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One. Hinojosa has also been honored by New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio with her own day in October, and has been recognized by People en Español as one of the 25 most powerful Latina women. 

Hinojosa has had a lifelong dream of building a space where she could make independent, multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diverse American experience. That dream became a reality in 2010 when Hinojosa created Futuro Media, an independent, nonprofit newsroom with the mission of creating multimedia content from a person of color’s perspective. 

Futuro empowers 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, Hinojosa has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad. 

In her 2020 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, which paints an unflinching portrait of a country in crisis. In 2019, she was named the inaugural Distinguished Journalist in Residence at Barnard College, her alma mater. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

The Maverick Lecture is dedicated to the memory of Maury Maverick, Jr., a San Antonio native. Maverick, a Texas icon, served as a Marine, and later became a civil rights lawyer and journalist.    

The free, public, annual lecture is made possible by the ongoing and generous support of the William and Salomé Scanlan Foundation. The endowed Lecture series focuses on the issues Maury Maverick, Jr. considered important to our Republic.  

For more information on the Maverick Lecture, call 210-999-7375. If you cannot attend in-person, the Lecture will be live streamed at live.trinity.edu

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