As a founding member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), Maria Elena Salinas has not only helped to lift an entire industry of Hispanic and Latino journalists, but lift up our communities across the U.S.
Personally, she has been a role model for myself as I’ve entered each stage and facet of my career, from local, network news to acquiring the Latino News Network, and even in my new role as host of #latinovoiceswttw
Through María Elena, I’ve learned what it is to serve and empower in every capacity.
Happy that Farmworker Justice is honoring Maria Elena with its Social Justice Media Award, and grateful to have been asked to present her.
Complete VIDEO of the award ceremony: