Shirley_Headshot2.jpgMy Latino Voice, a Web site focused on Latino news and culture, has named Shirley Velasquez editor-in-chief.

Velasquez is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a senior reporter at Glamour magazine since 2003. During her time at the Condé Nast pub, Velasquez worked on a number of influential pieces including on story that required her to go undercover as an undocumented factory worker.

She also made news in 2006 over a controversial Q&A with Afghanistan’s president Hamid Karzai, solidifying her reputation as a probing reporter not afraid to ask tough questions or delve into challenging topics — like the poor treatment of women in Afghanistan — even though she worked for a magazine that is considered by many to be merely about fashion.

Throughout her career, Velasquez has also worked for CNN, Ellegirl, Publisher’s Weekly, Latina, Ms. Magazine, InStyle and The South China Morning Post.

“There are so many inspiring and dramatic stories about Latinos that remain untold,” Velasquez said. “My Latino Voice publishes stories that take a 360 degree look at the lives of Latinos in America in a way that nobody else is doing, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

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