Sharing the Narrative, Latinas in Media
The first Latina in many newsrooms, Maria Hinojosa dreamt of a space where she could create independent, multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diverse American experience. To that end, in 2010, she created Futuro Media, an independent, nonprofit organization based in Harlem, NYC with the mission to create multimedia content for and about the new American mainstream in the service of empowering people to navigate the complexities of an increasingly diverse and connected world.
Anchor and Executive Producer of the Peabody Award-winning show Latino USA, distributed by PRX, as well as Co-Host of In The Thick, Futuro Media’s award-winning political podcast, Hinojosa has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad. She is also a contributor to the long-running, award-winning news program CBS Sunday Morning and a frequent guest on MSNBC.
60 Minutes Correspondent
Emmy Award-winning journalist Cecilia Vega is joining CBS News as a correspondent for 60 Minutes, executive producer Bill Owens announced today. Vega will begin reporting for the broadcast in the spring and will be based in Washington, D.C.
“This is a dream come true. I am beyond honored to join the ranks of this legendary show and to work alongside the best reporters in journalism,” said Vega.
Vega joins the distinguished team of correspondents at 60 Minutes from ABC News, where she has most recently distinguished herself as ABC’s chief White House correspondent and one of the nation’s leading political reporters. She also anchored several broadcasts, including “Good Morning America” and the Saturday edition of “World News Tonight,” and has reported on every major story of the last decade, including the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster and the papal conclave that elected Pope Francis. She has conducted hundreds of high-profile interviews with political newsmakers, world leaders and celebrities and traveled the globe to report stories of national and international significance.
Vega’s experience spans coverage of both sides of the aisle and all branches of government.
Host, Code Switch
Award-winning journalist Lori Lizarraga is a co-host of NPR’s Code Switch, the preeminent podcast about race and identity in America. Before joining NPR, she reported across the country in Texas, California, Colorado and internationally in Ecuador. She has a reputation for breaking news and a passion and energy for covering under-reported communities, civil rights and issues surrounding immigration and Latinos in the U.S.
Host, Life Kit
Marielle Segarra is a reporter and the host of NPR’s Life Kit, the award-winning podcast and radio show that shares trustworthy, nonjudgmental tips that help listeners navigate their lives. Segarra joined NPR from Marketplace, where she helped people understand how the ins and outs of the economy are relevant to their lives. Over the years, she reported stories on Amazon’s counterfeit problem, the lack of paid family leave in the U.S., the origin story of the song of the summer, to name a few. As a podcast host, she talked about U.S. refugee policy, green energy, the war in Ukraine, mental health, honoring her ancestors, sea glass hunting in Puerto Rico and a lot more. Before Marketplace, Segarra worked at WHYY in Philadelphia. She has also taught audio journalism at Columbia University, and she coaches reporters and producers on how to write and deliver scripts that sound like them.