For decades and across multiple media platforms Yolanda Nava has dedicated her life to advancing education and culture in this country
It all began with championing young women and children, and building bridges between the various women’s groups. That engagement has led to an amazing life journey.
Yolanda Nava is an award-winning veteran broadcast journalist and author of the award-winning book of Latino virtues, It’s All in the Frijoles: 100 Famous Latinos Share Real Life Stories, Favorite Folktales, Time-tested Dichos and Inspiring Words of Wisdom. She was a news reporter, anchor and talk show host on NBC and CBS stations in Los Angeles and Sacramento. She also hosted a nationally syndicated television magazine, and founded KCMY/TV.
Ms. Nava was also the first Mexican American Woman to found, own and operate a television station in the United States, and the first to appear on affiliate network news in Los Angeles. Ms. Nava has served on the boards of many institutions, including the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Metropolitan Water District and Plaza de Cultura y Artes. She worked for Governor Richardson, serving in executive positions for the Museums and State Monuments in New Mexico and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.