Maria Hinojosa

Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence




275 LeFrak Center
R 9:30-10:10am & 12:15-2pm


*Photo by Natalie Chitwood

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. She made that dream a reality in 2010 when she created Futuro Media, an independent, nonprofit newsroom based in Harlem, NYC, with the mission to create multimedia content from a POC perspective. As anchor and executive producer of the Peabody Award-winning show Latino USA, distributed by PRX, and co-host of Futuro Media’s award-winning political podcast In the Thick, Hinojosa has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad. Maria’s seven-part podcast series Suave won the Pulitzer Prize for Audio Reporting in 2022.