SPOTLIGHT

4 Questions for #WomenHeard Panelist Tinabeth Piña

EMMY Award Winning Multi Media Journalist

Tinabeth Piña is an EMMY® award winning multi media journalist who has worked on air and behind the scenes for ABC, FOX, PBS, A&E, The History Channel & Oxygen to name a few!

She is currently the managing editor at CUNY-TV – The City University of New York’s EMMY® award winning television station as well as the creator, show runner and host of LATiNAS – the channel’s monthly magazine show that celebrates the women of the Latinx community.

Tinabeth is also the creator, executive producer and host of GLOBE SCHOLARS™ – an award winning travel show about studying abroad airing nationally on local PBS stations.

And as if that’s not enough, Tinabeth also vlogs about travel on her website TinabethTravels.com and is also a commercial actress and has been seen in tv ads for SEARS, XFINITY, IBM, SAP and most recently PNC BANK. Follow her @tinabethpina

1. What is some advice you can offer women looking to re-enter the workforce, and how can they prepare to make themselves stand out?

Social Media plays a big role in all business sectors- familiarize yourself with it – don’t be intimidated by it and become friends!

2. What do you love most about the communications industry, and what is it that made you want to pursue it as a career?

The communications industry can touch so many different people in so many different ways. I wanted to pursue it because I didn’t see very many people that looked like me on television or in film or in magazines and I wanted to make a change – make a difference.

3. What has been the greatest influence throughout your life, and how has this influenced you?

My family – they are the reason why I do what I do and make the decisions that I make – I’m lucky to have my husband’s support as well as the rest of my family’s. They make me want to be the best I can be.

4. Is there a particular book or film you’ve recently read or seen that has made an impression on you? Why?

It was an interview for a piece I just did yesterday where the interviewee said that we have more years behind us than we do in front of us – so let’s make the years we have left count.

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