Hispanic Media Profile: Sylvia Franco Garcia of The Americano

This week’s Hispanic Blogger Profile is with Sylvia Franco Garcia of The Americano, a bilingual conservative blog build to engage Hispanics in the conversations we should be having, from the perspective of how they affect us.

The AmericanoHPRB: Tell us about your self, any relevant journalism experience you have and why you started your blog?

GARCIA: My name is Sylvia Franco Garcia. I graduated from the University of Miami in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish Language. Upon graduation, I worked as a writer and reporter for a television station in Latin America, then as a Senior Editor at an Internet portal. For the past five years, I have worked as the Hispanic Outreach and Media Director for Speaker Newt Gingrich.

I started TheAmericano.com because I felt that the Hispanic community was not receiving the complete message. I wanted to present a bilingual conservative site that touched upon the topics that really affect our community- our economy, education, national security, government, life, Hispanic Heritage, and health- and engage them in discussions that we should all be having. I wanted to present today’s news, but from the perspective of how these stories actually affect American Hispanics. Read More »