Maria Hinojosa Biogarphy
Maria Hinojosa is an American journalist currently working as an anchor of Latino USA on National Public Radio, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Futuro Media Group as well as the Senior Correspondent for the Emmy Award-winning broadcast news magazine.
Due to her work as a reporter for CNN, CBS, and NPR, Maria has been mentioned three times as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics. She worked for CNN as the Urban Affairs Correspondent for a period of 8 years. Before joining CNN, she worked for National Public Radio in New York as a news correspondent.
Maria Hinojosa Age
Maria Hinojosa was born on 2nd July 1961, in Mexico City. She is 60 years old.
Maria Hinojosa Height
Maria is a woman of medium stature and stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (Approx 1.65 m)
Maria Hinojosa Family
She was born in Mexico City to Raul Hinojosa, a Physician, and Berta Hinojosa, a social worker. Her family relocated to Chicago in the United States after her dad landed a job opportunity at the University of Chicago where she served as an assistant professor. Maria was raised alongside her two brothers and one sister.
Maria Hinojosa Education
After her high school education, Maria joined Barnard College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.
Maria Hinojosa Husband
She is married to German Perez, a Dominican-born visual artist. German has held 28 personal exhibitions in places such as Brazil, New York, Los Angeles, and Panama. German’s work has been selected in both private and public collections. Maria and her lovely husband reside in Harlem, New York together with their daughter Yurema and son Raul.
Maria Hinojosa Salary
She earns a decent salary of $100,000 per annum.
Maria Hinojosa’s Net Worth
Maria Hinojosa has amassed a decent fortune over the years and has an estimated net worth of $15 million.
Maria Hinojosa Career
She became the first Latino to serve in NPR(National Public Radio) as a respondent in the mid-1980s. Maria was bigoted for being a Latino in the newsroom and her colleagues always condemned that she only has an immigration agenda or a Latino agenda. Maria started serving as an Urban affairs Correspondent on CNN in 1997.
Maria is the Executive Producer and Anchor of the radio show, Latino USA which is produced by Futuro Media Group and distributed by NPR. She launched a multimedia nonprofit production company, Futuro Media Group, in Harlem in April 2010. The platform also has an obligation to train the next generation of journalists to become filmmakers, multimedia producers, and reporters.
She received the Crossing Borders Award from the Feminist Press and has been awarded in Media by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors. Maria has also been recognized with the North Star News Prize honoring her continued tradition of Frederick Douglass. Other Awards include the Catalyst Award by the National Association of Minority Media Executives, the Imagen Award, and the Latino Leaders Eagle Leadership Award.