Very passionate about politics and the power of the pen. Love my job as a journo. All tweets here are my own opinions, and RTs don´t mean endorsements.

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Biography

Nicaraguan-born María Peña has lived in the United States since 1978, and she has worked as a bilingual journalist in Washington for 27 years. Throughout her career she has interviewed celebrities as well as local, state, and national leaders, including president Barack Obama, both as a candidat...

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@mariauxpen — 1,162 followers, 3,726 tweets

Sep 22, 2017

RT @SenJohnMcCain: I cannot in good conscience vote for Graham-Cassidy. A bill impacting so many lives deserves a bipartisan approach.…

Sep 22, 2017

RT @JuanSaaa: There’s even an emoji for the going away gift #JohnMcCain is giving to every GOP Senator on #GrahamCassidyhttps://t.co/wasSvSL7Qa

Sep 22, 2017

RT @TheJihyeLee: The Korean original statement said "늙다리 미치광이," which means old beast lunatic -- which was translated into "dotard."  https://twitter.com/MerriamWebster/status/911003233828659201 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a news producer for the local Univision affiliate in the DC area, but I did everything in the newsroom, including anchoring.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, we used them while I was a freshman in college.

How is social media changing news?

It´s definitely helping spread news at a faster pace, in real time, and to a far wider audience.

Awards

LULAC National Journalism Trailblazer Award

2016 - Journalism
The award was given to nationally-recognized journalists who have championed the cause of immigrants in the country. Other awardees included NBC´s Lori Montenegro and Mario Díaz-Balart, and Univision´s Fernando Pizarro.