Samaia Hernandez began working with Connecticut Public Radio in January as a reporter/producer.
contributes to daily newscasts, produces environmental coverage and episodes of daily talk shows including Where We Live.
has covered local, state-wide and national issues on topics ranging from education to crime as a staff reporter for the Record-Journal of Meriden
and the Hartford Courant
was honored in 2009 with a first-place award in reporting from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists; for a feature story on the lone Hispanic plaintive in a U.S. Supreme Court discrimination case.
She holds a degree in comparative literature from the University of California at Santa Barbara where she spent her last semester with U.C. Berkeley, studying Latin American politics in La Havana, Cuba.
relocated to the Northeast in 2007, but considers Los Angeles home.