Columbia Journalism School’s chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists is proud to present a chat with Leila Cobo. (Above, she interviews Daddy Yankee)
Free and open to the public, join us! Ms. Cobo lives in Miami and this is a rare opportunity we’ll have to talk to this great music journalist about her career in print, TV and also as a fiction writer.
Leila Cobo is a journalist, novelist, pianist, and Executive Editor for Latin content and Programming for Billboard magazine. Under her tenure, Billboard has expanded its coverage of Latin music, and for the first time in its more than 100-year history, the magazine has a complete weekly section dedicated solely to Latin music. Under her leadership, Billboard launched its Spanish-language site, http://www.billboardenespanol.com.
Ms. Cobo is considered one of the leading experts in Latin music and won the Nielsen President’s Award for Excellence in 2007. She is the executive producer and host of the weekly music interview and performance series ‘Estudio Billboard,’ airing on V-me, the PBS-affiliate network. Prior to Billboard, she wrote for the Los Angeles Times and was later the pop music critic at the Miami Herald.
A Fulbright scholar from Cali, Colombia, Ms. Cobo holds dual bachelor degrees in journalism (from Bogota’s Universidad Javeriana) and in piano performance (from Manhattan School of Music). Her first novel, “Tell Me Something True,” was published in 2009, to critical acclaim by Grand Central Publishing and is now on its third printing.
Time: Monday, October 25 · 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Stabile Student Center, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University 2950 BroadwayNew York, NY
The Stabile Student Center is located on the ground floor of the Journalism School