News correspondent & journalist Maria Hinojosa to speak at STCC March 4
Springfield, Mass.—Award-winning news correspondent and journalist Maria Hinojosa will speak at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) on March 4 at 10 a.m. in the Scibelli Hall (Building 2) gymnasium as part of the college’s spring Diversity Series events.
Hinojosa’s 25-year history of reporting on critical issues and focusing on the changing cultural and political landscape in the United States and abroad have won her the highest levels of recognition in journalism including four Emmy awards; the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism; the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged; the Studs Terkel Community Media Award; and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for best documentary, “Child Brides: Stolen Lives.” She is the author of two books, “Raising Raul: Adventures of Raising Myself and My Son” and “Crews: Gang Members Talk to Maria Hinojosa.”
Hinojosa is the creator of the Futuro Media Group, a multimedia nonprofit production company based in Harlem which produces “Latino USA.” In 2014, she developed “America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa,” a series for public television which is the first national programming dedicated to documenting and demystifying the dramatic demographic changes occurring in the United States and examining the “new” American mainstream.
Hinojosa also has worked as an anchor and reporter for PBS’ “Need to Know” series and her talk show “Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One.” She was a senior correspondent at “Now” on PBS and NPR, and spent eight years as CNN’s urban affairs correspondent. In 2011, she was the first Latina to anchor a “Frontline” report and is now currently the anchor and executive producer of NPR’s “Latino USA,” “America By the Numbers” on PBS, and the digital short series “Humanizing America.”
The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Vonetta Lightfoot at (413) 755-4416. For a complete listing of STCC Diversity events, please visit www.stcc.edu/diversity.
Hinojosa’s appearance is made possible through the generous support of Baystate Health, MassMutual, PeoplesBank, African American Point of View, Health New England, Berkshire Bank, City of Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, and the STCC Black Professionals Group.
If you require accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact the STCC Office of Disability Services at (413) 755-4785.