Cindy Rodríguez is an award-winning journalist whose career spans 17 years. She is currently freelancing and teaching in NYC, her hometown.
During her career, Cindy has covered race relations and cultural affairs for The Detroit Free Press, was a columnist and blogger at The Denver Post for four years, was a staff reporter The Boston Globe six years covering several beats, the last of which was immigration and demographics, and was youth editor at The Syracuse Newspapers.
Cindy is an adjunct lecturer at Hunter College (CUNY) and an assistant adjunct professor of journalism at New York University and has also taught at Metropolitan State College of Denver, Boston University, Northeastern University and for three years ran the S.I. Newhouse Minority High School Journalism Program in Syracuse, NY.
She also sits on the board of Unity, Inc.: Journalists of Color.
Active in her career, Cindy is affiliated as a member of both the National Association of Black Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists. She was also Co-editor of The UNITYNews student newspaper during UNITY 2004 and UNITY 2000.
She has won numerous accolades throughout her career including First Place Award for Best Serious Columnist from the Colorado Press Association, and won a New York State AP Award for column writing. She is a 2000 National Press Foundation Fellow.
Cindy received a BA in English and graduated cum laude from The City College of New York. She started coursework towards a Master's degree in education at Fordham University in June 2008.
Cindy grew up in Harlem, NYC, the daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and Cuban father.
Freelance Work: Articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Houston Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, The Providence Journal, The Village Voice, Latina Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Neiman Reports (the magazine of Harvard’s Neiman program), Que Pasa Magazine and Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Television appearances include “Inside Boston,” “Boston Globe Reports,” “Vision” and “Revista Hispana,” all broadcasted on local channels in Boston, MA.
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