An Interview With Award-Winning Bilingual Journalist Helen Aguirre Ferre
September 27, 2007
In this podcast, we feature an interview with Helen Aguirre Ferre, an award-winning, bilingual journalist in both print and broadcast media. With more than two decades of reporting, she is the Opinion Page Editor of Diario Las Américas, an independent, family-owned Spanish-language newspaper based in Miami, Florida. Her commentary also extends to a Sunday column in Diario Las Américas, covering current, national, and international affairs.
In the broadcast arena, Aguirre Ferre is the moderator of the weekly WPBT public affairs series Issues, reaching audiences from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. She also serves as host for many of WPBT’s public affairs specials. She has extensive experience interviewing both local leaders as well as heads of state, particularly from Latin America, and some of the most important figures in American politics.
Aguirre Ferre co-founded Operation Saving Lives which was a humanitarian task force responsible for sending money, medicine, food, and clothing to victims of Hurricane Mitch in Central America. She was also appointed to the Florida State Committee of Higher Education Access Task Force in 2005 and the Florida Energy 2020 Commission, among others. She currently serves as chair of the Board of Trustees for Miami Dade College. Aguirre Ferré holds a B.A. in Political Science from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida and an M.A. in Inter-American Studies from the University of Miami ’s School of Advanced International Studies.