VOICE OF HISPANIC AMERICA
Award-winning journalist and co-anchor of “Noticiero Univision” María Elena Salinas began her journalism career in 1981 as a reporter, anchor and public affairs host at Univision’s KMEX-TV in Los Angeles. Her reporting to the Hispanic community in Southern California led to her joining Jorge Ramos as co-anchor of “Noticiero Univision” in 1987.
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In 2015, Salinas received a Peabody Award, Walter Cronkite Award, an Emmy and a Gracie for her documentary special "Entre el abandono y el rechazo" (Between Abandonment and Rejection). In 2016, she was the recipient of the Mickey Leland Humanitarian award and in 2012, she became the first Latina to receive an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
In addition to her journalism career, Salinas has served as the spokeswoman for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) for nearly two decades during their campaign to increase Latino voter engagement.