Rossana Rosado is the Chair of New York State’s Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration. A former journalist and editor-in-chief of El Diario, Rosado has been covering the issue of re-entry for years. She talks to Maria about the challenges and issues pertaining not only to former inmates but also the communities that grapple with how to integrate them.

Photo by Antonia Cereijido




Rossana Rosado has been a dominant force in New York media for 27 years. Using her journalism degree from Pace University, she started as a City Hall reporter at El Diario La Prensa. She left the newspaper to join WPIX, Inc. as a Producer of Public Affairs programming. The move paid off‑ and she was later promoted to Public Service Director, responsible for the creation and placement of hundreds of Public Service Announcements on the air. Ms. Rosado was recognized for her talents when she won an Emmy in 1992 for the production of a series of public service announcements featuring organizations which helped children.