Macarena Hernandez

The Fred Hartman Distinguished Professor
of Journalism

Phone: 254-710-6350

Office: Castellaw 269
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:


  • Magazine & Feature Writing
  • Reporting & Writing for Media
  • News Media & American Society


  • Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts, 1996
  • University of California at Berkeley, Masters in Journalism, 1998

Year Started at Baylor

  • 2014


  • Victoria Advocate Endowed Professor of the Humanities, University of Houston-Victoria (2009-2014
  • Editorial Columnist and Staff Writer, The Dallas Morning News, 2005-2008
  • Staff Writer, San Antonio Express-News, 2001-2005
  • Associate Producer,, 1999-2001
  • English Teacher, La Joya Independent School District, 1998-1999


  • Articles and video work have appeared/aired in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Latina, and many other publications throughout the United States. Essays and columns have been anthologized in both college and high school textbooks. Video work has been featured on Frontline/PBS and numerous websites.
  • Interviewed and/or featured on: NBC’s Dateline, CNN Headline News, Fox & Friends, and on National Public Radio, where she’s been a media guest on Talk of the Nation, Tell Me More and Latino USA.

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