Like Barbara Walters before her at “Today” — which she-co-anchored form 1976 to ’89 — Pauley became a symbol of professional women, but … She was also the first female journalist to cover the war in Baghdad on scene. The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to the advancement of Hispanic journalists in the United States and Puerto Rico.It was established in 1984. Some have inspired corridos (ballads) and murals , others rally cries , and still others entire movements . Pictures of News Anchors and Reporters. By leading boycotts, picketing, protesting and lobbying, Huerta was instrumental in bringing about legislation that protects some of the most vulnerable people in our society. “We are not afraid today, oh deep in my heart I do believe, we shall overcome someday”; Baez lived by these words, as a passionate spokesperson for the anti-war effort, a civil rights activist, and a powerful, unforgettable singer-songwriter. The American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) is a professional association of economists who are concerned with the under-representation of Hispanic Americans in the economics profession at a time when Hispanics represent over 16 percent of the United States ‘ population. Indeed, Sotomayor became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history. She is a French journalist who presently works as a news anchor for M6. Hispanic journalists throughout the United States had already started an informal professional network, meeting at seminars sponsored by other industry groups, such as the American Society of Newspapers Editors. Pictures of News Anchors and Reporters. Hispanic and Latino women in America have been involved in journalism for years, using their multilingual skills to reach across cultures and spread news throughout the 19th century until the common era. Gina Rodriguez on Representations of Latinos in the MediaThe Story of Dolores HuertaThe Latino Cultures in the U.S. project, Sonia Sotomayor - 2016 Hispanic Heritage AwardsHispanic Heritage Foundation. The award-winning Mexican-American was a presence in millions of Hispanic homes for several generations, and is now embarking on a new stage of her career as a freelance journalist. Hispanic presses provided information important to the Hispanic and Latin American communities and helped to foster and preserve the cultural values that remain today. While teaching grammar school, Dolores Huerta noticed that … Julia Constanza Burgos García was born in 1914 in Carolina, Puerto Rico. [3] With her novel Memory Mambo, Obejas explored the life of a conflicted Cuban American lesbian and won a Lambda Literary Award for her story. But many reporters have managed to prove a perfect combination of beauty with brains. María Elena Salinas. Doing back-breaking work under the unforgiving sun, sleeping in rough shacks with dozens of men to a room, all for below-poverty-level wages; farm workers in the early Twentieth Century, most of whom were immigrants from Central America, had a hard, painful, unjust life. "[7][8] During this time, Colombian born Blanca de Moncaleano was also working on Pluma Roja an anarchist newspaper based in Los Angeles that contained articles targeted toward women and challenged them to increase their knowledge to create an egalitarian society.[9]. Trish Wilson (Associated Press): As international investigations editor for the AP's Washington Bureau, this year has major journalism award written all over it for Trish. Sara Estela Ramírez was an educator who joined Partido Liberal Mexicano, a progressive Mexican political party that consisted of mainly men. According to NPR: ”Nationally, Hispanic, Black and Asian women make up less than five percent of newsroom personnel at traditional print and online news publications.” And while our country is about 20 percent Hispanic, our voices are nearly absent from political commentary and investigative journalism. But many reporters have managed to prove a perfect combination of beauty with brains. In 2004, she went on to participate at a bilingual national democratic presidential candidate debate for Hispanic issues and in 2007 she co-hosted the same forum in Spanish on the Univision Network. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, here are 50+ influential Latina women, including Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, Dolores Huerta and more. Adventures in feministory: Sara Estela Ramírez. Sylvia’s Place and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project were both named in her honor and still work for the safety and rights of LGBT people to this day. She was also the first female journalist to cover the war in Baghdad on scene. Famous Hispanic Writers and Journalists Maria Hinojosa. Dolores Huerta, civil rights activist. She has written several popular novels, including the autobiographical novel "The House of the Spirits." She was tipped to be the next Madonna, but tragically her career was cut short when she was shot by the president of her fan club over a dispute over the latter’s embezzlement of Selena’s company money. [11] During this period Francisca Flores, another women's rights activist, began writing for La Luz Magazine and Mas Grafíca. “People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true”, says Zoe Saldaña, “but I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength.” From Selena to Sylvia Rivera, Latinas have shown their strength, fortitude and skill in every discipline and field, including science, the arts, law, and politics. The story featured may in some cases have been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content. Ramírez had her writing published in La Crónica and another Hispanic newspaper, El Democrata Fronterizo, including two of her own self-publications, La Corregidora and Aurora. [5] As a result, Villegas wrote about the experiences of the nurses and people of Juárez in The Rebel, which was not published until 1994 by Arte Público Press. Christy Haubegger. Naibe Reynoso. Raised in a single parent household in the Bronx, Sotomayor went on to graduate summa cum laude from Princeton, go to Yale Law School, and from there become, first a U.S. District Court Judge, and then a Supreme Court Justice. She’s one of the most influential Latin artists of all time, winning a Grammy award in 1993 and a gold record in 1994 with Amor Prohibido. Way ahead of their time, de Burgos’ scintillating poems center on themes of feminism and social justice, setting the stage for many Latino writers to come. No longer with MSNBC. The gender gap is a problem worldwide, but Latina, or Hispanic, female journalists are at the bottom of the ladder. On April 8, 1993, Ellen Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman in the world to go into space. GoGoMag.com & TVHeads.com are not affiliated with ABC, Al Jazeera America, Bloomberg, CBS, CNN, ESPN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Sports, NBC, NFL Network, The Weather Channel, Univision or … As broadcast journalists, Black women have endured racism, sexism, and criticism about everything from our skin tone and hair, to our diction. It is always said that the sports reporters are valued more for their beauty more than their talents. Baez is probably most well-known for her relationship with Bob Dylan, but it was her human rights advocacy, her breathtaking voice, and her continual fight for justice for the marginalized and oppressed that have secured her place in the history books. Recently elected president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), López serves as metro editor at the San Antonio Express-News, the paper where she took her first full-time internship over 30 years ago. Pictures of News Anchors and Reporters. She is the anchor and executive... Rubén Salazar. [15], Johnson, K. (April 26, 2010). This week, Luke ranks the most beautiful women on local television news. She worked in television in Missouri and Chicago before moving to NBC. She was educated at the University of Missouri. With more than 30 years on our screens, Maria Elena Salinas is the longest running female news anchor on U.S. television, and is the first Latina to receive a Lifetime Achievement Emmy. Together with Marsha P. Johnson (who allegedly threw the first brick in the Stonewall riots), Rivera created the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) organisation, which provided a home for trans people living on the streets in 1970s New York. This Hispanic Heritage Month, Global Citizen is celebrating some of the most influential Latinas of our time — from civil rights activists to astronauts to journalists. No longer with MSNBC. On September 26, 2020, Marie Arana participated in a 39 minute film titled, This page was last edited on 22 October 2020, at 00:22. As broadcast journalists, Black women have endured racism, sexism, and criticism about everything from our skin tone and hair, to our diction. She also wrote feature pieces on books, Hispanics, and diversity for other sections of the newspaper, including the front page. Dolores Huerta by Barbara CarrascoSmithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The share of immigrant births to black women also rose during this span, from 7% to 11%. NASA Astronaut Ellen Ochoa by Candy TorresLatino USA. Sylvia Rivera at Gay Liberation Front's Demonstration at Bellevue Hospital, 1970 by Richard C. While writing for the Chicago Tribune in 2001, Obejas and her team were eventually awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their work on "Gateway to Gridlock," an article on the American air traffic system. With more than 30 years on our screens, Maria Elena Salinas is the longest running female news anchor on U.S. television, and is the first Latina to receive a Lifetime Achievement Emmy. Julia de Burgos by Carlos IrizarryMuseo de Arte de Puerto Rico. Jane Pauley. "[10] Through Nieto-Gómez's writing she pointed out what she called "maternal chauvinism" and her views about women and stereotypes about them in the Chicano culture. A Chilean journalist who fled Chile when her uncle, Salvador Allende, was overthrown and assassinated, Isabel Allende moved first to Venezuela and then to the United States. From astronauts to artists, meet the Latinas who’ve shaped the U.S. today. Black, 'Hispanic-looking' NBC5 journalists reported as suspicious to Plano police Someone called police about a "Hispanic-looking woman and black man with a … [2] In 1910 Jovita's family led the organization of the first Mexican Congress in Texas to protect Mexican-American rights and helped to found La Liga Femenil Mexicana, a women's organization led by Idar herself focusing on education reform. Later, during the Chicano Movement, feminist Anna Nieto-Gómez helped to found a student Chicana newspaper, Hijas de Cuauhtémoc,[1] at California State University in Long Beach and "called for a critical view of sexism, citing its presence in Chicano families, in communities, and within the male-dominated Chicano movement. to Reopen Inquiry Into Massacre in El Salvador in 1981", "Reinventing the Festival: National Book Festival 2020", "The Pulitzer Prizes Explanatory Reporting", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hispanic_and_Latino_American_women_in_journalism&oldid=984769406, Hispanic and Latino American women journalists, Hispanic and Latino American women's organizations, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has had a career of firsts: she was the first Latina to serve in the Florida house; the first Latina in the Florida senate; the first Latina to serve in the US House of Representatives; the first Latina and the first Cuban-American in Congress; and the first woman to ever be chair of a regular standing committee of the House. Miguel Almaguer. The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. View the faces and profiles of CNN Worldwide, including anchors, hosts, reporters, correspondents, analysts, contributors and leadership. Hispanic and Latino women in America have been involved in journalism for years, using their multilingual skills to reach across cultures and spread news throughout the 19th century until the common era. “We shall overcome”, sings Joan Baez, legendary folk singer, at the March on Washington for civil rights in 1963. Here we take a look at a handful of the inspiring Latinas who have made history, shaped the society we live in, and changed our world for the better. [3][4] At the same time another educator, Leonor Villegas de Magnón, began to write for covert revolutionary publications. Sylvia Rivera, a mixed race Venezuelan-Puerto Rican trans woman, was a pioneering LGBT activist who fought tirelessly for trans rights, often credited as the person to "put the "t" in LGBT activism”. With more than 30 years on our screens, Maria Elena Salinas is the longest running female news anchor on U.S. television, and is the first Latina to receive a Lifetime Achievement Emmy. Her poems spoke of the beauty of her native country, and celebrated her identity as an immigrant black Latina — all things that were outside of the mainstream in early 20th-century poetry circles. News. Representatives including Nita Lowey, Pat Schroeder, Patsy Mink, Jolene Unsoeld, Eleanor Holmes Norton and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen walking by the U.S. Capitol on their way to the Senate / Library of Congress by Maureen Keating, photographerNational Women’s History Museum. Dubbed the “Voice of Hispanic America” by The New York Times, Salinas has become a figurehead for the Latino community. At the same time, births to Asian women accounted for about one-in-four immigrant births last year (24%), up from 19% in 2000. Most of them received several awards for their contribution to Literation. Villegras and Idar both worked together in La Cruz Blanca, a small organization that helped wounded soldiers which Villegras founded and financed. GoGoMag.com & TVHeads.com are not affiliated with ABC, Al Jazeera America, Bloomberg, CBS, CNN, ESPN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Sports, NBC, NFL Network, The Weather Channel, Univision or … U.S. [14] In her writing Obejas was able to detail her experiences as a lesbian, Jewish, and Cuban immigrant in her fiction and short story collections throughout the nineties. During the early twentieth century several women along the Texas-Mexican border in Laredo were instrumental in spreading word about their concern for the civil rights of Mexicans and disdain for then dictator, Porfirio Díaz, through their writing in Hispanic newspapers. Award-winning journalist and host of NPR's Latino USA Maria Hinojosa has long championed the Hispanic and Latinx stories that go overlooked in mainstream media. Selena, along with Rita Moreno and Gloria Estefan, was one of the few Latin pop stars who crossed over into the mainstream. Like Nieto-Gómez, Flores found certain elements of the Chicano movement to be sexist and supported rights for Chicano women. Dubbed the “Voice of Hispanic America” by The New York Times, Salinas has become a figurehead for the Latino community. ESPN the greatest channel of sports journalism has many attractive female anchors, analysts, contributors and reporters. She recently announced her departure from her current role at Univison saying, “I am grateful for having had the privilege to inform and empower the Latino community through the work my colleagues and I do with such passion.” Thanking her Latino audience she said, “as long as I have a voice, I will always use it to speak on their behalf.” She has always used her platform to cover issues that affect Latinos today, including the plight of unaccompanied immigrant children, as well as being an active philanthropist, working to increase voter registration in the Latino community and helping Latino youth into journalism. The need for a formal national organization grouping all Latino journalists had reached full maturity by the 1982 San Diego convention. “There are uses to adversity, and they don't reveal themselves until tested”, says Sonia Sotomayor, “whether it's serious illness, financial hardship, or the simple constraint of parents who speak limited English, difficulty can tap unexpected strengths.” Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is herself testament to these words. WandelThe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Of course, when they talk about more “diversity,” media chiefs almost always mean increasing the percentages of women reporters, African-American reporters, Asian-American reporters, Hispanic reporters, or representatives of other demographic minorities. María Antonieta Collins… Since that ground-, or sky-, breaking moment, Ochoa has gone on a further three space flights, logging 1,000 hours in space in total. NAHJ has approximately 2,300 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. Among immigrant women, half of all births in 2018 were to women of Hispanic origin, down from 58% in 2000. That is, until Dolores Huerta and others like her, came along. A true political pioneer in every sense, the Republican representative announced her retirement this year after forty-years of service to her constituents and local community. Hispanic authors have been quite famous for their writings since inception. She has written a series of Op-Ed columns on Latin America for the New York Times. Joan Baez by Ralph CraneLIFE Photo Collection. [5] Villegas "rejected both the ideals of the aristocratic class and the traditional role assigned to women in Mexican society. See more ideas about Latina, Journalist, Female news anchors. GoGoMag.com & TVHeads.com are not affiliated with ABC, Al Jazeera America, Bloomberg, CBS, CNN, ESPN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Sports, NBC, NFL Network, The Weather Channel, Univision or … In 2004, she went on to participate at a bilingual national democratic presidential candidate debate for Hispanic issues and in 2007 she co-hosted the same forum in Spanish on the Univision Network. She retired from Editor of Book World to become the Washington Post's Writer at Large in 2009. In 1965, Huerta created the United Farm Workers, an organization that worked tirelessly to improve the working conditions for farm workers. Born Selena Quintanilla on April 16, 1971, in Texas, the artist known as ‘Selena’ was a pop superstar who brought Mexican Tejano music to the masses. These presses also "promoted education, provided special-interest columns, and often founded magazines, publishing houses, and bookstores to disseminate the ideas of local and external writers."[1]. This week, Luke ranks the most beautiful women on local television news. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Gina Rodriguez on Representations of Latinos in the Media. Hispanic presses provided information important to the Hispanic and Latin American communities and helped to foster and preserve the cultural values that remain today. [1] Flores wrote about her opinions on women's rights in her own magazine, Regeneración and founded the Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional. Our recent Fundamedios study revealed that salary disparities are the main type of discrimination against Latino journalists, and the situation is worst regarding Latinas. And, as if her first pioneering mission wasn’t enough, in 2013 Ochoa became the first Hispanic director, and second female director, of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The women who made this year's list of 100 Most Influential Republican Women often have the word “first” next to their names: First female senator from their respective states, first Hispanic female governor, first woman combat pilot, first lady. In April, she lead a team of investigative reporters who broke the story of Cuban Twitter , a US-led initiative to … Jul 10, 2014 - Explore Natalie Torres's board "Latina Journalists" on Pinterest. She became Deputy Editor of Book World in 1993 and Editor in Chief of the section in 1999. Ana Mendieta became a refugee at the age of 12, fleeing the regime change in her native Cuba for Dubuque, Iowa. Ramírez's most popular work was Rise Up!, a poem urging "readers to look beyond traditional definitions of woman’s place [...] It (urged) women to look beyond their role as passive and supportive, finding meaning and action within domestic tasks. In 1982, while writing for the Washington Post, Alma Guillermoprieto broke the story of the El Mozote massacre in spite of incredible risk to her life, where Salvadoran armed forces killed hundreds of people who were thought to be guerrilla sympathizers. In 2002 33% of journalists were women. No longer with MSNBC. Gender and age discrimination play a key role in female Hispanic journalists staying at the bottom. Untitled (Facial Hair Transplants) by Ana MendietaHammer Museum. Recently elected president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), López serves as metro editor at the San Antonio Express-News, the paper where she took her first full-time internship over 30 years ago. Often overlooked in the art history books in favor of her husband, Carl Andre, who was controversially cleared of Mendieta’s murder in 1985, Ana Mendieta is only now getting the recognition she deserves in the art world. It is always said that the sports reporters are valued more for their beauty more than their talents. Among Hispanic and Latino journalists (3.3% total), 46.2% were women. If you go to Dallas, Atlanta, New York, or any other major city, the TV reporters look like a … This French beauty has completed her Master’s degree in Audiovisual Journalism from the Institute of Communication and Media. Latin Music Legends: Selena stamp by United States Postal ServiceSmithsonian's National Postal Museum. Jovita Idar, a teacher in Ojuelos, began to write for her father's newspaper, La Crónica. A tireless advocate for LGBT people, ethnic minorities, and the homeless, Rivera dedicated her life to helping others. Raul Peimbert. "[6] After moving to Laredo, she began to write for a local newspaper and became a member of Junta Revolutionaria. Journalist for ABC, Vargas was born in New Jersey to a Puerto Rican father and Irish American mother. A successful published poet in her native Puerto Rico, de Burgos struggled to get the recognition she deserved after moving to the U.S. in the 1930s. Gabriel García Márquez acclaimed for his non-fiction works and short stories received Nobel Prize in Literature. These presses also "promoted education, provided special-interest columns, and often founded magazines, publishing houses, and bo… ESPN the greatest channel of sports journalism has many attractive female anchors, analysts, contributors and reporters. [12] Guillermoprieto would go on to write for Newsweek and The New Yorker, reporting on subjects in South America. According to NPR: ” Nationally, Hispanic, Black and Asian women make up less than five percent of newsroom personnel at traditional print and online news publications.” And while our country is about 20 percent Hispanic, our voices are nearly absent from political commentary and investigative journalism . On the posthumous release of her last album, a nation mourned the death of this lost talent. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. BYU student clubs came together to host a virtual panel Thursday, Oct. 15 that highlighted Hispanic and Latina women at the university in honor of Hispanic Heritage month. During her time in the Supreme Court, Sotomayor has worked tirelessly to be a voice for women and ethnic minorities in criminal justice reform. The American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) is a professional association of economists who are concerned with the under-representation of Hispanic Americans in the economics profession at a time when Hispanics represent over 16 percent of the United States ‘ population. This sense of displacement and loss would later be visible in Mendieta’s incredible artworks. Some famous Hispanic women, highlighting a few of the Hispanic women who've made contributions to history. Find more in-depth explorations of Hispanic and black news media by following the link below: It’s more common for white, older, more-educated Americans to have spoken with local journalists, May 10, 2019; Among U.S. Latinos, the internet now rivals television as a … The women who made this year's list of 100 Most Influential Republican Women often have the word “first” next to their names: First female senator from their respective states, first Hispanic female governor, first woman combat pilot, first lady. Marie Arana (born in Lima, Peru and educated in the U.S.) joined the Washington Post in 1992. If you go to Dallas, Atlanta, New York, or any other major city, the TV reporters look like a … Most of her 200 artworks use the earth as their medium — drawing on native forms of knowledge, spiritualism, and magic, as well as being profoundly feminist in their approach and subject matter. Ochoa was aboard the Discovery shuttle for a total of nine days while conducting important research into the Earth’s ozone layer. In the early 1990s Achy Obejas, a Cuban immigrate who grew up in Indiana, started writing for the Chicago Tribune, Latina, POZ, The Advocate, and reported on high-profile stories such as the Gianni Versace and Matthew Shepard murders. Spanish-speaking women were 30 percent less likely to plan for neuraxial analgesia and 12 percent less likely to actually receive it, relative to English-speaking Hispanic women. Age: 58 Maria Hinojosa (born July 2, 1961) is an American journalist. Bitch, Retrieved from, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fid03, http://bitchmagazine.org/post/adventures-in-feministory-sara-estela-ram%C3%ADrez, "The O.A.S. Would later be visible in Mendieta ’ s degree in Audiovisual journalism from the Institute Communication! 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