María Elena Salinas
Mexican journalist
María Elena Salinas
María Elena Salinas is the co-anchor of Noticiero Univision with Jorge Ramos, the most watched newscast by American Hispanics. She is considered one of the most recognized and influential female Hispanic journalists in the United States. Her parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico in the 1940s. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
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From NPR's Latino USA: By the Dawn’s Early Light
Huffington Post - 3 months
This week on Latino USA, we look forward as many dig in for the possible political and legal battles to come under the future President Donald Trump. We speak with the ACLU about their promise to see Trump in court, talk to a Latino Republican grappling with Trump’s immigration promises, and sit down with Univision host María Elena Salinas about the future of Latino media. Plus, we visit the U.S.-Mexico border to find out more about the wall that Trump plans to build… and the wall that’s already there. Major funding for Latino USA’s election coverage provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Are Latino voters the key?
CNN - 4 months
CNN's Don Lemon speaks to Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas about the role Latino voters hold in this upcoming U.S. election.
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Debate Preview: 3 Things Remixers and Bloggers Should Watch For
Huffington Post - 4 months
Add this to the list of superlatives for Election 2016: With less than one week to go, the first presidential debate is drawing comparisons to the Super Bowl. Viewership of the last Super Bowl hit 112 million, but with the debate stakes set high and the pre-game drama at a fever pitch, we can expect next week's clash to turn out at least as many meme-able moments as a half-time performance from Beyoncé. But given the pace of our news media cycle, anyone planning to talk back to the debate and create those memes should do a little prep work. At The LAMP, video remix is our favorite medium, so we're partnering our free MediaBreaker/Studios remix tool and Break the Election program with Letters to the President 2.0 and SpinTime.TV to encourage young people to remix and respond to viral video clips from the current election campaigns. To help remixers young and not-so-young alike, I attended the Paley Center for Media last week for "As the Nation Decides: Why the Presidential Debates ...
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Univision Anchor Booed At Commencement After Speaking Spanish, Mentioning Trump
Huffington Post - 9 months
A Peabody Award-winning anchor for the Spanish-language Univision network was booed and called "trash" at a commencement address in Orange County, California, this weekend after she spoke a few words in Spanish and mentioned Donald Trump. María Elena Salinas spoke at California State University, Fullerton, on Sunday, first addressing the entire CSUF graduating class and later speaking to graduates of the school's College of Communications, an audience consisting largely of journalism, advertising and public relations students. About 37 percent of students at CSUF are Hispanic, according to the university. Salinas, a California native who was raised by immigrants, addressed the Latinos in the audience at one point during her remarks at the College of Communications ceremony, speaking in Spanish to them and their parents. In Spanish, Salinas told the students how proud she was of their generation. Non-Latino grads started shouting "What about us?" according to  ...
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Univision Anchor Booed At Commencement After Speaking Spanish, Mentioning Trump
Huffington Post - 9 months
A Peabody Award-winning anchor for the Spanish-language Univision network was booed and called "trash" at a commencement address in Orange County, California, this weekend after she spoke a few words in Spanish and mentioned Donald Trump. María Elena Salinas spoke at California State University, Fullerton, on Sunday, first addressing the entire CSUF graduating class and later speaking to graduates of the school's College of Communications, an audience consisting largely of journalism, advertising and public relations students. About 37 percent of students at CSUF are Hispanic, according to the university. Salinas, a California native who was raised by immigrants, addressed the Latinos in the audience at one point during her remarks at the College of Communications ceremony, speaking in Spanish to them and their parents. In Spanish, Salinas told the students how proud she was of their generation. Non-Latino grads started shouting "What about us?" according to  ...
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These Two Dudes in Denver Should Moderate All the Debates
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Here's Kyle Clark grilling Republican Cory Gardner, who went on to oust Mark Udall from his Colorado senate seat in 2014: You continue to deny that the federal Life at Conception Act, which you sponsor, is a personhood bill to end abortion, and we are not going to debate that here tonight, because it's a fact. Your co-sponsors say so, your opponents say so, and independent fact checkers say so. So let's instead talk about what this entire episode may say about your judgment more broadly. It would seem that a charitable interpretation would be that you have a difficult time admitting when you are wrong, and a less charitable interpretation is that you're not telling us the truth. Which is it? And here's Brandon Rittiman holding Udall's feet to the fire: Senator, the Denver Post editorial board is calling yours [an] "obnoxious one-issue campaign" that is an insult to women. Are reproductive rights really the most important issue facing Colorado, or is this just about gathering ...
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Fusion, ABC And Univision's Love Child, Bursts To Life
Huffington Post - over 3 years
MIAMI — MIAMI (AP) — The long-awaited DNA exchange between ABC and Univision emerges from the test tube this month, aiming to stretch the limits of traditional network programming. The English-language television network, called Fusion, will target millennial Hispanics and their BFFs as it attempts to capitalize on a generation for which cultural fusion is the norm and digital media is king. The network will provide something of a grab bag: a mix of hard news, commentary, sports and irreverence aimed at 16- to 30-year-olds. Sure, there will be nightly news programs, but also an animated puppet news and entertainment show by David Javerbaum, former head writer of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Think Comedy Central, the hipster online magazine Vice.com, ABC and Univision, all in one. "Not everyone will get it; and that's sort of the point," Univision News President and now Fusion CEO Isaac Lee wrote in a memo to staff earlier this month. To "get" what Fusion is attempting, it help ...
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Gretchen Sierra-Zorita: Hispanics and Television News Media: Standing on the Outside Looking In
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As the immigration bill grinds its way through Congress, amnesty opponents have increasingly taken to the airwaves. Ann Coulter claims the United States will become Mexico. Media personalities like radio host Laura Ingraham have joined forces with more than 100 conservative groups to oppose the Senate bill. Numbers USA, one of the larger anti-immigration reform groups, just launched a 16-state TV and radio ad campaign. Aided by social media, Latinos have become increasingly adept at responding to savvy media campaigns and provocateurs. Yet they have no national media champions to counter opponents' voices, and their basic mode of operation is reactive. Setting aside the once-in-a-generation issue of immigration, Latinos seldom create and drive their stories at the national level because they are excluded from the stages and backstages of mainstream media outlets. True, Latinos have Jorge Ramos at Spanish-language Univision. But on primetime they have no Al Sharpton, no J ...
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Where Fans Can Chase Juanes During 'Chasing The Sun' Book Signing Tour
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Juanes is coming to a book store near you. With the release of his much anticipated memoir “Chasing the Sun” written also in Spanish “Persiguiendo el sol,” Juanes will meet and greet fans in five cities for a book signing tour. “Chasing the Sun” is Juanes’ first book and in it he shares his story on his climb to the top and his fears, with striking full-color photos. The Colombian rock star’s book is being published by Celebra, a division of Penguin Group, and hits the shelves on Tuesday, April 2. In “Chasing the Sun” Juanes writes, “This [book] is an expression of pure friendship and a sincere way of saying thanks to everyone who has supported my music over the years. It’s not my job to write books, Not in the least,…But I felt that if I really did this, it would be for you to learn who I truly am: who it is behind the songs you hear, Why I make the music I make, and why I think the way I think.” Juanes’ Miami fans will be the first to get an up-close look at the ...
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Obama Aims For Immigration Reform By June
Huffington Post - about 4 years
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that he hopes immigration reform can be passed into law by June, but in the meantime he has no plans to halt or slow deportations, despite pleas from advocates. Obama gave interviews to two Spanish-language outlets, Univision and Telemundo, on Wednesday, the day after he delivered a major speech on immigration reform. He argued that much of the legislative work on the issue is already done, given years of work by a number of members of Congress and his own administration. Now, the struggle is about convincing lawmakers to sign on, he told Telemundo's José Díaz-Balart. "Really the issue here is not so much technical as it is political," Obama said on Telemundo. "It's a matter of Republicans and Democrats coming together and finding a meeting of the minds and then making the case. And, you know, I'm hopeful that this can get done and I don't think that it should take many, many months." He predicted to both outlet ...
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Salinas: Obama failure claim 'important'
CNN - over 4 years
Univision's Maria Elena Salinas on President Obama's statement that immigration reform was his biggest failure.
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Did Romney Alter His Skin Tone Intentionally?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Mitt Romney appeared on Univision Wednesday alongside Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, but something was a little peculiar about his appearance -- his skin tone. Looking back at the hundreds of photos logging his every moment on the campaign trail, the Republican presidential nominee is usually not so shockingly tan. While his orangey-brown appearance on Univision could have been the result of bad lighting or a makeup mishap, left-wing blog the Democratic Underground concluded that Romney "dyed his face brown for his Univision interview." The claim is not completely out of the ballpark. After all, as Gawker points out, Romney did say "it would be helpful to be Latino," in a video secretly recorded at a campaign fundraiser earlier this year. Appearing at a campaign fundraiser in Atlanta, Georgia, before his Univision interview, Romney showed a bit more color, but nowhere near the amount of bronze as seen on stage at the 6:30 p.m. ET filming. If Romney did indeed ...
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Univision Creates Presidential Candidate Forum
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Univision, the network behind the nation’s most-watched Spanish-language news programs, announced late Thursday that it will host a pair of Facebook forums with the presidential candidates leading up to the election. The network’s lead anchor team, Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, will moderate what the company described in a statement as the “first-ever meet the candidate” events to, “directly address topics of importance to the Hispanic community in Spanish and English.” The network did not respond to requests for comment about the event or about whether the forums are related to the nearly two-week-long public battle launched by Ramos, and Univision President and CEO Randy Falco against the Commission on Presidential Debates. In the 10 days since the commission that controls the moderator line-up for the nation’s presidential and vice presidential general election debates announced plans to have only white moderators shepherd the televised events, a public c ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of María Elena Salinas
    FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 53
    Salinas was married to local Miami news anchor Eliott Rodriguez, most notably of WFOR, until 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 52
    On April 11, 2006 her autobiography, Yo Soy la Hija de mi Padre (I Am my Father's Daughter) was released as a hardback edition.
    More Details Hide Details The title word, Padre is a double entendre as Father can mean a Catholic priest. As an adult, María Elena Salinas discovered that her father had been a former priest and was understandably stunned. Salinas is a Board Member at the IWMF (International Women's Media Foundation).
    Salinas is one of the founders of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She sponsors the Maria Elena Salinas Scholarship for college students interested in Spanish news broadcasting. She also was inducted into the association's Hall of Fame in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details She is also a columnist whose work in both English and Spanish is distributed by King Features Syndicate. Salinas has 2 daughters. Julia Alexandra and Gabriela Maria and has lived in Miami since 1991. Since 2000, she has been a co-host on Aquí y Ahora (Here and Now) which is a 20/20 news type program on Univision.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Age 0
    Born in 1954.
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