Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning news anchor and reporter who covers America’s untold stories and highlights today’s critical issues. In 2010, Hinojosa created the Futuro Media Group, an independent nonprofit organization producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. As the anchor and Executive Producer of the Peabody Award winning show Latino USA which is distributed by NPR, and anchor and Executive Producer of the PBS show America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, both produced by Futuro Media, she has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad.
Hinojosa’s 25-year history as an award-winning journalist includes reporting for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN, NPR, Frontline, and CBS Radio and anchoring the Emmy Award winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One. She is the author of two books and has won dozens of awards, including four Emmys, the John Chancellor Award, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Ruben Salazar Lifetime Achievement Award. She is currently the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Chair of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, and lives with her husband and their son and daughter in New York.
Daisy Rosario is a comedian, writer and producer of things from radio stories to live events. Recently graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, she also works with The Moth and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Daisy has interned at Radiolab, taken a play she directed to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is an obsessive baseball fan. Her story, “Child of Trouble,” was featured on the Peabody award-winning Moth Radio Hour. She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Before coming to Latino USA, Leda Hartman worked as an editor at two nationally broadcast public radio global affairs programs, Latitudes and the World Vision Report. She has also been a contributing reporter to many other national programs. Leda has received more than a dozen national and regional awards, most recently the Mimi Award for exceptional editing from the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism. Leda considers herself a “Jewyorican,” growing up in New York as the daughter of a Jewish father and a Puerto Rican mother. She feels most Latina when she’s dancing or running late. But it was her father, not her mother, who danced and ran late, and that taught her to always question stereotypes.
Marlon Bishop is a Peabody Award-winning radio producer and journalist with a focus on Latin America, New York City, music and the arts. He got his start in radio producing long-form documentaries on Latin music history for the public radio program Afropop Worldwide. After a stint reporting for the culture desk at New York Public Radio (WNYC), Marlon spent several years writing for MTV Iggy, MTV”s portal for global music and pop culture. Marlon has also lived and traveled all over Latin America, reporting stories as a freelancer for NPR, Studio 360, The World, Billboard, and Fusion, among other outlets. In 2015 he won a Peabody Award for his investigative reporting on gang violence and migration in Honduras. At Latino USA, Marlon focuses on long-form narratives, investigative projects, immigration and culture reporting.
Fernanda Echávarri is a producer at Latino USA. For the last four years she was a multimedia producer at Arizona Public Media where she covered immigration, and public affairs for radio, TV and digital. Fernanda, a graduate of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, won a Rocky Mountain Emmy in 2014 and as part of a team of reporters at AZPM, she also received an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2013. Fernanda was born and raised in central Mexico and started her career in journalism working for two newspapers in Southern Arizona.
Michael Simon Johnson is a radio producer and audio engineer based in New York. A Pittsburgh native, he graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Sound Design. As a producer, he covers criminal justice and is currently a 2014/2015 John Jay Juvenile Justice Reporting Fellow.
Antonia Cereijido is a graduate of Medill, Northwestern University’s School of Journalism where she majored in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. She covers education and technology among other topics. Antonia has interpreted for This American Life and Love + Radio. She has been a guest on the Dinner Party Download. And she writes about entertainment for The Huffington Post.
Nadia Reiman has been a radio producer since 2005. Before joining the Latino USA team, Nadia produced for StoryCorps for almost five years. Her work there on 9/11 stories earned her a Peabody Award. She has also mixed audio for animations, assisted on podcasts for magazines, and program managed translations for Canon Latin America. Nadia has also produced for None on Record editing and mixing stories of queer Africans, and worked on a Spanish language radio show called Epicentro based out of Washington DC. She graduated from Kenyon College with a double major in International Studies and Spanish Literature.
Cornelius was raised in San Francisco and attended high school in Italy before making the obligatory move to see what making art in New York is like. Since graduating from CUNY City College of New York’s audio engineering department, he has been fortunate to engineer on such first-rate recordings as Kanye West’s Yeezus, Duncan Sheik’s Star-Field on Red Lines, and a number of music spots for Showtime. Working with New York and Brooklyn’s superb local bands keeps his music taste honest. When not behind the board, Cornelius is a drummer, actor and Italian language teacher.
As Digital Media Director for the Futuro Media Group, Julio works with the Latino USA team to promote the show’s episodes and expand its social reach. He is also a frequent contributor to the show. In 2011, Julio founded LatinoRebels.com, one of the top U.S. Latino sites in the world. Previously, Julio was digital producer for Al Jazeera America’s “The Stream” and his work has been featured in many global outlets, including the New York Times, Quartz, NPR, Le Monde, Face the Nation, MSNBC, Fusion, Univision and Telemundo.