Chris Hastings is a veteran at WGBH Boston and is Executive Producer and Editorial Manager of Content for WORLD Channel and WORLDChannel.org. In this role he oversees content development, acquisition, and production, as well as executing the day-to-day operations of the channel . As Executive Producer he is co-curator of the award-winning documentary program “America Reframed,” and “Local, USA” and “DOC World.”
Christy Haubegger is Executive Vice President, Chief Enterprise Inclusion Officer, WarnerMedia.
Recognized for advancing diverse representation in the entertainment industry, Haubegger leads WarnerMedia’s efforts to help its global businesses capitalize on the outsized opportunities represented by underserved, diverse audiences. She is also responsible for furthering diversity, inclusion and equity across the organization’s workforce, so it more closely reflects the consumers and fanbases the company serves. Additionally, Haubegger works cross-divisionally to support and facilitate WarnerMedia’s overall mission to deliver the world’s best stories and most engaging content by empowering unique and underrepresented voices.
Haubegger joins WarnerMedia from Creative Artists Agency (CAA) where she spent 14 years leading the company’s drive to become the market leader in the representation of women and people of color, as well as transforming the workforce to become the most diverse and inclusive agency in the entertainment business. Under Haubegger’s leadership, CAA launched CAA Amplify, an invitation-only annual event convening high-level multicultural artists and leaders, as well as the Amplify Database, the industry’s first searchable database of television writers of color. During her tenure, the agency grew its diverse roster more than 1400% and according to USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, the agency now represents the largest share of female directors and African- American directors in the motion picture business.
Upon graduating from Stanford Law School, Haubegger founded Latina magazine in 1996. She moved into the world of entertainment in 2002 and worked as a film producer on Chasing Papi (20th Century Fox) and Oscar-winner James L. Brooks’ romantic comedy Spanglish (Columbia Pictures).
Haubegger serves on the boards of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (ml4t.org), a non-profit organization that works to increase the number of minority business leaders, as well as Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE: HPP). Haubegger is also a founding member of TIME’S UP, an initiative that addresses systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace.
Kate Hagen is a writer living in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Playboy, The Hollywood Reporter, Five Thirty-Eight, Seed & Spark, and more. In 2019, she brought her essay "In Search of the Last Great Video Store" to TEDx - she’ll also appear in the upcoming documentary THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER to discuss the piece. Since 2014, she's been the Director of Community at The Black List, where she oversees a social media ecosystem with over 250,000 followers; edits, curates, and writes for the Black List Blog; manages the entire blcklst.com online community; and runs point on all website partnerships.You can also hear her on podcasts like NPR’s On Point, How Did This Get Made?, Scriptnotes, The Daily Zeitgeist, and The Black List Podcast and see her at festivals like the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival.
Jesus Hernandez is a Cuban-American producer, film programmer and social impact entrepreneur based in NYC. He founded Latin Reel, a year-round film series focused on Latin-driven storytelling in 2019 to address Latinx representation and inclusion through film. During his career, he has worked on various projects with directors like Fernando Pérez, Fatih Akin, Paddy Breathnach, and Eugene Jarecki. He moved to New York City in 2014 to coordinate Documentary Fortnight at the Museum of Modern Art. He is an Associate Producer and Production Manager on The King by Eugene Jarecki.
As a reporter who was the first Latina in many newsrooms, Maria Hinojosa dreamt of a space where she could create independent, multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diverse American experience. She made that dream a reality in 2010 when she created Futuro Media, an independent, nonprofit newsroom based in Harlem, NYC with the mission to create multimedia content from a POC perspective. Futuro does this in the service of empowering people to navigate the complexities of an increasingly diverse and connected world. As the Anchor and Executive Producer of the Peabody Award-winning show Latino USA, distributed by NPR, as well as Co-Host of In The Thick, the Futuro Media’s award-winning political podcast, Hinojosa has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad. She is also a contributor to the long-running, award-winning news program CBS Sunday Morning and a frequent guest on MSNBC. Hinojosa’s nearly 30-year career as an award-winning journalist includes reporting for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN, NPR, and anchoring the Emmy Award winning talk show from WGBH Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One. She is the author of two books and has won dozens of awards, including: four Emmys, the John Chancellor Award, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club, and the Ruben Salazar Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAHJ. She has been honored with her own day in October by New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and has been recognized by People En Español as one of the 25 most powerful Latina women. Additionally, Hinojosa was the first Latina to anchor a PBS FRONTLINE report: “Lost in Detention” which aired in October 2011 and was the first to explore abuse at immigrant detention facilities, garnering attention from Capitol Hill as well as both the mainstream and Spanish-language media. As a reporter for NPR, Hinojosa was among the first to report on youth violence in urban communities on a national scale. During her eight years as CNN’s urban affairs correspondent, Hinojosa often took viewers into communities rarely shown on television and continued that work longform on Now on PBS.
At Futuro Media, Hinojosa continues to bring attention to experiences and points of view that are often overlooked or underreported in mainstream media, all while mentoring the next generation of diverse journalists to delve into authentic and nuanced stories. In 2018 she was a Fellow at Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School and is a frequent speaker across the country. In 2019, she was named the inaugural Distinguished Journalist in Residence at her Alma Mater, Barnard College. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.