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As New Host of Local Programming ‘LATINO VOICES’, Hugo Balta Looks to Share Best Practices with the Nation’s News Leadership

HARTFORD, CT – September 17, 2020 – (LATINX NEWSWIRE) - Latino News Network owner and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) President, Hugo Balta, has launched new weekly programming with WTTW News. CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES, a weekly series that has been added as a flagship to Chicago’s news shows, aims to provide important content related to the Latino communities of Chicago.

Each week LATINO VOICES informs the public on current events in an effort to create public engagement. Topics will range from arts and life, entrepreneurship and innovation, equity and justice across the sectors of our society and in Latino communities across Chicago. The producers will work with a range of local grassroots organizations in story selection to ensure that coverage reflects the needs of the community.

Amid the pandemic and a racial reckoning, Balta expects that in addition to informing residents, the programming will offer a standard and example for other news leadership to replicate in their own communities, from local to national.

“In an effort to reduce the marginalization of the Latino and Black communities, VOICES pursue any and all avenues to share an accurate representation of the diverse communities in Chicago,” said Latino Voices host, Hugo Balta.

The half-hour program airs on Saturdays at 6:00 pm on WTTW and will stream live and on-demand on wttw.com/news, Facebook and YouTube. View the LATINO VOICES premiere from Saturday, September 12, by clicking here.

About LNN
Award-winning online news publication LatinoNewsNetwork.com is under the ownership and leadership of nationally recognized journalist and media advocate, Hugo Balta. Balta serves as Head of Content for CTLatinoNews.com, MALatinoNews.com, and NHLatinoNews.com, three online sites created by the Latino News Network to provide professional, journalistic coverage for and about Connecticut’s, Massachusetts’, and New Hampshire’s fast-growing Latino population.