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‘My Time To Speak:’ A Conversation With Ilia Calderón

Ilia Calderón is the first Afro-Latina anchor at Univisión.
Ilia Calderón is the first Afro-Latina anchor at Univisión.

Ilia Calderón was born in Istmina, Colombia, a small primarily Black, town in the coastal Choco region. Now, she’s a journalist working as the evening news anchor on Univisión Network. She is the first Afro-Latina to hold this position, and the first Afro-Latina to anchor a national newscast in Spanish in the United States.

In a piece for The Americano, she writes:

We’re talking to Ilia Calderón about her new book, a memoir titled My Time to Speak: Reclaiming Ancestry and Confronting Race, her work and her identity.

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Kathryn Fink
Kathryn Fink is a producer with NPR's All Things Considered.