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In photos: María Elena Salinas: a life dedicated to journalism

She started out as a journalist in Los Angeles in 1981 and since then her face and voice have been a fixture in the homes of millions of Hispanic families in the United States. Her last day at the network was Friday Dec 12th.
Por: Univision
Publicado: 08 Dec | 06:27 PM EST
María Elena Salinas fue la primera latina en recibir el premio a la tray...
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María Elena Salinas was the first Latina to receive an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement from the The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Foto: David Maris. | Univision
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María Elena Salinas next to the US tanks in Baghdad, Iraq. She was born in Los Angeles, California in 1954, to Mexican parents. Foto: Univision | Univision
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María Elena Salinas
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One of her most controversial interviews was with Subcomandante Marcos, the leader of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation in Mexico. Foto: Univision | Univision
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Interviewing Panamanian strongman Manuel Antonio Noriega in the late 1980s. Foto: Univision | Univision
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Maria Elena after her last broadcast, Friday Dec 8, 2017
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Maria Elena after her last broadcast, Friday Dec 8, 2017 Foto: Univision | Univision
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El presidente Barack Obama junto a los periodistas Jorge Ramos y María E...
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In 2004, María Elena Salinas moderated the first bilingual presidential debate of the Democratic Party on Hispanic issues, and three years later she co-hosted the Spanish-language forums of the Democratic and Republican parties that were held for the first time and were broadcast by Univision. Seen here with co-host Jorge Ramos and former president Barack Obama. Foto: Getty Images | Univision
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Questioning Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, one of the many interviews that she conducted with Latin American leaders. Foto: Univision | Univision
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María Elena Salinas
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María Elena Salinas and Rudy Giuliani, the Republican former mayor of New York. Foto: Univision | Univision
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Tras dar a conocer sus ideas de reforma migratoria, el presidente Barack...
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She interviewed every president of the United States from Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama, with whom she spoke on several occasions. The photograph is from an interview with the former president in 2013. Foto: Univision | Univision
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María ELena Salinas
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Her career as a journalist has led her to cover natural disasters inside and outside the US, such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake or the tornadoes that swept Oklahoma in 2013, among others. Foto: Univision | Univision
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Interviewing the former presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton.
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Timochenko y María Elena Salinas
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'Timochenko,' ex leader of the FARC, with María Elena Salinas, in an interview for Univision. Foto: Univision | Univision
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María Elena Salinas talks with some women in Baghdad, Iraq. Foto: Univision | Univision
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No obstante, antes de visitar Washington, el mandatario hizo una escala...
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The journalist interviews Nobel Peace Prize winner and president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos. Foto: Univision | Univision
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María Elena Salinas interviews Senator John McCain, former presidential candidate for the Republican Party. Foto: Univision | Univision
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La conductora de Noticiero Univision, María Elena Salinas entrevistó en...
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María Elena Salinas in an interview with Felipe Calderón, former president of Mexico. Foto: Noticiero Univision | Univision
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Maria Elena Salinas in Washington during filming of Latination
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Maria Elena Salinas in Washington. In 2006 she published an autobiography entitled 'I am my father's daughter. Living a life without secrets'. Foto: Univision | Univision
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La autora durante su discurso de ceremonia de graduación
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Giving the commencement speech at California State University. Foto: Matthew Gush / CSU Fullerton | Univision
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Maria Elena Salinas y Barack Obama
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María Elena Salinas with former President Barack Obama and First Lady in the White House. Foto: The White House | Univision
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Maria Elena Salinas after her last news Univision broadcast
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Maria Elena Salinas after her last news Univision broadcast Foto: Univision | Univision
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Maria Elena Salinas after her last news Univision broadcast
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Maria Elena Salinas looks over the Univision Newsport on hr last day with the network. Foto: Univision | Univision