News, Politics, Society & Culture
This podcast will focus on real issues affecting Hispanic Americans in the United States, from crime and politics to immigration, terrorism, the economy, medicine and consumer related topics as well as feature the real stories behind newsmakers, celebrities, athletes and those individuals whose tales of survival, commitment and passion drove them to succeed in life. Some of them will sound familiar to you, others will be new to you, but nonetheless, their perseverance as they pursue their dreams will hopefully leave an indelible mark on the lives of those with whom they share their journey.
I also welcome the audience’s ideas – after all, this podcast is about you…what drives you, what curves along the road have made you stronger, what life lessons have you learned that will benefit others.
It’s about paying it forward and in so doing, contributing to a better informed community.
Be part of the conversation – join me, Teresa Rodriguez, as we discuss Stories Beyond the Headlines!
In addition to her 13 Emmy Awards, Rodríguez also received a George Foster Peabody Award, a Silver Angel Award for Excellence in Media, a Silver Circle Award from the Suncoast, Florida chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and two GLADD awards for her outstanding journalism on transgendered individuals. She was named to the 2013 Power Women list by New York Moves Magazine. Her best-selling book, “The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border,” is based on her more than 10 years of investigative reports on the abduction, rape and murder of hundreds of women in Juarez, Mexico. She is also a contributing author of “Count on Me: Tales of Sisterhood and Fierce Friendships,” a collection of essays.
Rodriguez was a founding member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She is a former Board of Trustee member of Barry University in Miami Shores, her alma mater, and is a Miami Dade College Hall of Fame Inductee, also taking part in the college’s recruitment campaign, “I am MDC.”
She has served as the Spanish-language national spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign and is a key proponent of Univision’s health and education initiatives, as well as voter registration drives among Latinos in the United States. Currently, she is a Steering Committee Member of Univision’s Women’s Leadership Council.