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Maria Hinojosa

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The Resume

    (July 2, 1961- )
    Born in Mexico City, Mexico
    Anchor for NPR's Latino USA (1992 - )
    CEO and president of Futuro Media Group (founded in 2010)
    Covered the news for CBS, PBS, and CNN
    Former Senior Correspondent for 'NOW on PBS' (2005-10)
    First Latina journalist to anchor a Frontline report on PBS, 'Lost in Detention' (2011)
    Conducted interviews for HBO's documentary special 'The Latino List' (2011)
    Executive producer of 'America By the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa'
    Author of ‘Raising Raul,’ ‘Crews,’ and ‘The Latina List’
    Hosted 'La Plaza: Conversaciones con María Hinojosa' on the V-Me Channel

Why she might be annoying

    She was a semi-regular on Melissa Harris-Perry's cancelled MSNBC show.
    She claimed to have been inspired to enter the field of journalism after watching Geraldo Rivera do a series of shows on the heroin epidemic.
    As far as political pundits go, she's kind of a one-trick pony (illegal immigration!)
    She picked up the recent trend of likening 'undocumented immigrants' to fugitive slaves from the pre-Civil War period.
    Given her open advocacy for illegal amnesty, it shouldn't come as a big surprise that she's no Donald Trump fan (doing things like taking part in a Meet the Press panel comparing Trump to Strom Thurmond and George Wallace).
    She took a catty shot at Bristol Palin when her second pregnancy was announced, tweeting 'a voice for family values and abstinence has confirmed that she is pregnant and remains unmarried.'

Why she might not be annoying

    She was born in Mexico, but grew up in a poor urban area near Hyde Park, Chicago.
    She received an Emmy Award for her coverage of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
    She was listed as one of the '25 Most Influential Working Mothers in America' by Working Mother magazine (2000).
    She received the National Council of La Raza's Ruben Salazar Communications Award.
    She received two more Emmy nominations for her work on 'NOW on PBS' (2006, 2010).
    While still clearly left-leaning, she is known for tackling 'heavy' issues (like war in Central America, campus rape, prison reform) with an uncommon 'even-handedness.'
    She's more disciplined than some of her colleagues; as in she doesn't exhibit erratic behavior that yields outlandish soundbites (koff Jorge Ramos koff).
    She looks a tad like fellow PBS 'Latina' personality Sonia Manzano (better known as Maria on Sesame Street).
    She has more than once been named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine.
    She was inducted into the 'She Made It' Hall of Fame at the Paley Center for Media/Museum of Television and Radio (2011).

Credit: BoyWiththeGreenHair

Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 27 Votes: 88.89% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 29 Votes: 27.59% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 45 Votes: 51.11% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 25 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 49 Votes: 67.35% Annoying

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