Full Lives Series – Mariel Fiori
Mariel Fiori, journalist, translator, educator and an entrepreneur
October 23, 2020
Mariel Fiori, MBA, is a journalist, translator, educator and an entrepreneur. She co-founded and is the managing editor of the Bard-sponsored La Voz, cultura y noticias hispanas del Valle de Hudson. Since 2004 the award- winning La Voz is the only Spanish language magazine serving the 150,000 Latinos living in the Mid-Hudson Valley and Catskill mountains. She hosts a daily Spanish-language news radio show for Radio Kingston, La Voz con Mariel Fiori.
Before coming to the United States in 2003, she lived and worked for two years in Spain, and previously in Buenos Aires, her hometown, where she earned a degree in journalism and studied legal and commercial English-Spanish translation at the Catholic University of Argentina. She has worked for different mass media groups and independent media in Argentina, Spain and the United States as a researcher, writer, translator, editor and radio and television producer.
Fiori has been the recipient of many recognitions, such as the Humanitarian Award of the NAACP, Dutchess chapter; Woman of the Year by the AAUW Poughkeepsie branch, and both the Dutchess and Ulster County Executives awards, among other highlights. In 2019, she was named Hartman Journalist in Residence at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Fiori is chair of the Ulster County Hispanic Advisory Board Mano a Mano Coalition, member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, NAHJ, the American Association of University Women, AAUW, and the American Translators Association, ATA. She is currently a board member of Radio Kingston.