Very passionate about politics, and the power of the pen. Love my job as a journo. All tweets 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 — 1,196 followers, 4,100 tweets

Nov 17, 2017

@davidaxelrod @POTUS I haven't seen a single lawsuit against the accusers, as he pledged during the campaign.

Nov 16, 2017

House GOP passed a tax cut plan that, according to critics, will cut millions in aid to the poor and cost middle income people down the road. https://t.co/9cna9u04h9 via @laopinionla

Nov 16, 2017

Writer Sergio Ramírez Mercado, a fellow Nicaraguan, won the prestigious "Premio Cervantes", Spain´s highest honor for Literature in the Spanish-speaking world. I'm over the moon. About time!! #Cervantes https://t.co/4PckgMu66D via @el_pais

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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.