Mariana Atencio is Humanizing the Immigrant Experience One Story at a Time

by Yvette Montoya

As a journalist for MSNBC and NBC news, Mariana Atencio has dedicated herself to humanizing the faces behind the headlines and the lives beyond the debates. “I understood early on that I could play a role in helping bridge cultures and languages, and to help one side see the best the other side has to offer,” Atencio tells HipLatina.

She’s done just that by covering everything from Hurricane Maria to family separation at the border, all while taking special care to make sure that the names and faces are not lost in the headlines.

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