avatar for Viviana Hurtado

Viviana Hurtado

Latinas for Latino Lit/The Wise Latina Club
Co-founder, Consultant, Analyst
Washington, DC
A telegenic bilingual journalist with twelve years of experience in mainstream and Hispanic spaces, I specialize in communicating the impact of Latino political, economic, and social trends on our country, most recently as a regular analyst on MSNBC. As the founder of the cutting-edge blog The Wise Latina Club, in two years I have transformed an independent start-up focusing on Latina women and girls into a respected multi-media platform that has earned national recognition and awards. I have successfully managed and grown The Wise Latina Club by offering smart content and a unique point of view that explains "to her Latina readers what issues should matter to them and why. But for non-Latina readers, it also gives a good sense of what phrasing makes Latinas cringe and what issues excite them or tick them off. Plus, Hurtado’s crack analysis and sly humor make The Wise Latina Club a pleasure to read,” says the Columbia Journalism Review. My expertise is sought-after and quoted in major media outlets such as MSNBC, CNN en Español, NPR, Univision’s Al Punto con Jorge Ramos, Telemundo's Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart, Time Magazine, and Rolling Stone. I am also a motivational and keynote speaker at universities, non-profit organizations, and the White House. These achievements build on my acclaimed tenure as a Washington, DC-based ABC News correspondent where I anchored and reported the top domestic and international stories, engaging the public to become a national household name and popular TV personality. Today my solid judgment and analytical skills first developed in a Yale doctoral program have allowed me to continue excelling in deadline-driven, complex, and collaborative environments where relationships, reputation, and access are key to success.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, September 21