Join Columbia University’s Chapter of National Association of Hispanic Journalists for our first “Café con Leche” a brown bag seminar with guest speaker Rosa Flores, a CNN correspondent and substitute anchor. Please email CUNAHJ Vice President Patricia Guerra at pmg2131[at]columbia.edu to RSVP due to limited space.
When: Tuesday, October 15
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Rosa Flores is a correspondent and substitute anchor for CNN, covering a variety of national, state and local stories.
Before joining CNN, she anchored the 4pm newscast at WBRZ-TV, the ABC affiliate in Baton Rouge. Prior to moving to Louisiana’s capital city, Flores covered enterprise and breaking news stories at WDSU-TV, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans. Her reporting included extensive coverage of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to that, she reported for KHOU-TV, the CBS affiliate in Houston and KWTV-TV in Oklahoma City.
In 2012, RTDNA awarded her the Michele Clark Fellowship. Flores was also selected to participate in the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution, and in the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting Fellowship and oil spill seminar. Also, she is the author of “Progreso,” a history book about her hometown on the Texas-Mexico border, and is currently writing a children’s book.
Flores is an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), who played an active role in founding the organization’s Oklahoma City chapter.
Speaking frequently at schools and before professional groups, Flores is dedicated to community service work, including creating a motivational series of talks for teenage girls.
She earned a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, Bachelor’s degree in business administration, and Master’s degree in accounting at the University of Texas at Austin.
Flores is based in New York City.