Maria Elena Salinas

Maria Elena Salinas

Award-Winning Journalist, News Anchor, and ABC Correspondent

Peabody award-winning anchor, MarĂ­a Elena Salinas, is described as the "Voice of Hispanic America" by the New York Times and is one of the most recognized and influential journalists in the United States. After more than three decades as network anchor at Univision, she continued as an independent journalist and producer as well as a contributor for CBS News, and now ABC News. Maria Elena is the first Latina to receive a lifetime achievement Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Her career began in 1981, where she served as a reporter, anchor and public affairs host for KMEX-TV, Univision's affiliate in Los Angeles. Maria Elena's philanthropic work includes providing scholarships for Latino journalism students, serving on the board of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and collaborating with several Latino civic engagement organizations. She continues her mission to inform, inspire, educate, and empower the Latino community and recently formed part of the advisory board for the newly established Latino Media Network.

The Fairmont Hotel
Austin, Texas

Thursday, September 29, 2022
7:00 PM