An Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, columnist, and author appearing on NBC, CBS,PBS and Cable TV stations in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and nationwide.
Founder & Vice President, KCMY/TV, Sacramento; Centro de Ninos; and Los Angeles Plaza de Cultura y Artes FOundation. Served as a member of Governor Bill Richardson’s team, in executive positions within the Museums and Monuments of New Mexico and National Hispanic Cultural Center. Public Member, Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission, California State Bar 2017.
Author of best-selling, award-winning book of Latino virtues, It’s All in the Frijoles; Good Food, Good Health & Buena Comida, Buena Salud, a labor of love to help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
Included inA to Z of Latino Authors and Journalists; “Remarkable Women: Latinas on the Move” exhibit , California Museum of Women, History and the Arts, Sacramento; “Spirituality”author video exhibit, Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity, Boston, Massachusetts; “Entertainer of the Year Award”, as Host of the nationally syndicated HIspanic television magazine, “Latin Tempo”, New York Life.
In 2009, Yolanda suddenly lost sight in both eyes. Her riveting and inspiring story is told in her forthcoming book, Through the Dark. AS Yolanda moves out into the speaking world, she is shifting her emphasis to share her story about resilience, courage, service, and spirituality with readers and audiences. “I discovered during my thirties, that my life is a spiritual journey. However, this experience of blindness has allowed me to shift into a new way of thinking, living and being, in which I feel so much joy, love and purpose.”