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Independent, nonprofit news media organization Futuro Media announced today Maria Garcia as the new Executive Editor of Futuro Studios, the organization’s division that focuses on original podcasts and programming.
Garcia brings over 15 years of journalism experience, most recently serving as WBUR’s Managing Editor, and is the creator and host of Anything for Selena,the podcast by Futuro Studios and WBUR that examines the life and legacy of Selena Quintanilla. As Executive Editor for Futuro Studios, Garcia will be responsible for conceptualizing and overseeing new podcast and television projects. Working closely with Marlon Bishop, VP of Podcasts at Futuro Studios, she will focus on helping to steer the editorial and creative vision for the department.
“Maria Garcia joining Futuro is an absolute dream come true,” said Maria Hinojosa, President and Founder of Futuro Media. “She is precisely the kind of journalist and visionary we want on our team so that we can give her deep roots and even bigger wings.”
“In Anything for Selena, Maria Garcia proved she’s one of the most original and talented voices in the medium,” said Marlon Bishop, VP of Podcasts at Futuro Studios. “Bringing in Maria is a major moment for our studio that will push us even farther into creating the groundbreaking podcasts of the future.”
“Futuro is rigorous in its journalism, collaborative in its spirit, and creative in its storytelling. I know that we are going to create beautiful, impactful, form-breaking work together. I’m grateful to be joining a studio that I believe is changing the podcasting world,” Garcia said.