Rossana Rosado, El Diario La Prensa publisher and CEO, will discuss “The Rising Voice of the Latino Population” as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, February 25, at 7:30 pm in Stony Brook Southampton‘s Duke Lecture Hall. The event will be hosted by Stony Brook Southampton Dean and Vice President Mary Pearl.
Rosado has spent 17 of her 24 years in the New York media at El Diario La Prensa. She has been publisher and CEO since 1999, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the oldest Spanish-language newspaper in the country, where she is responsible for more than $22 million in annual revenue. Prior to becoming publisher, Rosado was editor-in-chief of the paper, where she also worked as a journalist in the early 1980s. She was the first woman to hold that position at the now 95-year-old paper.
Rosado also worked at WPIX Inc. and was responsible for the creation and placement of hundreds of public service announcements on the air. She won an Emmy in 1992 for the production of a series of PSAs featuring organizations that helped children. She was appointed Vice President for Public Affairs at the Health and Hospitals Corporation for the City of New York in 1992 and spent three years working for both the Dinkins and Giuliani administrations in the same post.
Her many awards include an Emmy, a STAR award from the New York Women’s Agenda, the Peabody Award for Journalism, and the New York Press Club President’s Award. She served on Mayor Bloomberg’s transition team and as one of six co-chairs for Governor Spitzer’s transition team.
Future Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series Events
Vikki Pryor, President and CEO, SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company, speaking on “Sustainability and the Insurance Industry”
Jorge L. Benach, Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Director, Center for Infectious Diseases Stony Brook University, speaking on “The Tick Borne Diseases of Eastern Long Island”
Michael Balick, Vice President for Botanical Science, Director and Philecology Curator, New York Botanical Garden Institute of Economic Botany, speaking on “Ancient Wisdom and Modern Medicine: Plants, People, and Cultures in the Tropical Rainforest”
All events are on Thursdays at 7:30 pm in Duke Lecture Hall and are free and open to the public.