CronkiteLIVE: Growing Influence of Hispanic Voices in the Media

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Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, 3 - 3:45 p.m.


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CronkiteLIVE: Growing Influence of Hispanic Voices in the Media

The Cronkite School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success, especially those who have made significant contributions in the media. 

Join industry leaders and learn insight on how their heritage impacts their career, culture and journalism. Discover documents, exhibits, films, blog posts and more from the National Archives and Presidential Libraries that highlight Hispanic culture.

Special Guests:

Dax Tejera, Executive Producer, ABC News

Dax Tejera, @Dax Tejera Executive Producer, ABC News ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulous’ leads a team of producers, researchers, and technical staff in executing ABC’s flagship public affairs program, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in November of 2021 and season to date ranks #1 in Adults 25-54 for the first time in seven years. Previously, Tejera was executive producer of AMERICA with Jorge Ramos, the award-winning newsmagazine airing on Fusion, a joint venture between ABC News and Univision, and worked at MSNBC and NBC News in various roles. 

Danielle Diaz, Capitol Hill Reporter, CNN

Daniella Diaz @DaniellaMicaela is a reporter covering capitol hill for CNN. She was most recently a video producer covering former Vice President Mike Pence’s re-election efforts and before that, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign. Diaz covered the 2018 midterm elections, focusing mainly on races in Florida. Prior to that, she was a writer for CNN digital, covering the day-to-day breaking news on Capitol Hill. Diaz covered the 2016 election as a breaking news reporter for CNN Politics. Prior to joining CNN, she was a web producer at POLITICO where she helped cover breaking news, and also served in NBC News’ investigative unit. A proud Texan, Diaz hails from the Rio Grande Valley and graduated magna cum laude from The University of Texas — Rio Grande Valley. She is fluent in Spanish.

Laura Barron Lopez, White House Correspondent, POLITICO

Laura Barrón-López @lbarronlopez is a White House Correspondent for POLITICO. Barrón-López previously led 2018 coverage of Democrats for the Washington Examiner. At the Examiner, Barrón-López covered the DNC’s efforts to reform the power of superdelegates and traveled to competitive districts that propelled Democrats into the House majority. Before that, Barrón-López covered Congress for HuffPost for two and half years, focusing on fights over fast-track authorization, criminal justice reform, and coal miner pensions, among other policy topics in the Senate. Earlier in her career, she covered energy and environment policy for The Hill. Her work has been published in The Oregonian, OC Register, E&E Publishing, and Roll Call. She earned a bachelor’s in political science from California State University, Fullerton.


Sabrina Rodríguez @sabrod123 is a national political reporter for The Washington Post. She chronicles the evolving demographics in battleground states and the ways candidates, campaigns and interest groups seek to mobilize voter blocs large and small. Sabrina previously worked at Politico, where she covered multiple beats, including national politics, immigration and trade. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and proud native of Hialeah, Fla.

Susan Goldberg

Moderator – Susan Goldberg @susanbgoldberg is a Vice Dean and Professor of Practice at Arizona State University, with dual appointments to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the College of Global Futures. She is based in Washington, D.C. and joined the university after working as a journalist and leader across print and digital media for four decades. Before coming to ASU in 2022, Goldberg was Editor in Chief of National Geographic and Editorial Director of National Geographic Partners, where for eight years she led all journalism across platforms, including digital journalism, magazines, podcasts, maps, newsletters and Instagram. She was the 10th editor, and first female editor, of the magazine since it was first published in October 1888.


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