Maria Hinojosa

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 gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. Hinajosa is anchor and Executive Producer of the Peabody Award winning show Latino USA distributed by NPR, and of the PBS show America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, both produced by Futuro Media. In 2016, Hinojosa became the host of In The Thick , Futuro Media’s new political podcast, and Humanizing America , the company’s digital video series that deconstructs stereotypes. She is currently the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Chair of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University in Chicago.


With the ink on the ballots still wet, Third Coast dives into the past year of political reporting. How were journalists most - and least - successful covering the presidential election and its voters? And: where do we go from here?