America Hernandez is a third-generation newspaperman born and raised among the Mexican merchants of Olvera Street in El Pueblo de Los Angeles, California.She got her start in local news, covering crime, business and color stories in six cities of Los Angeles County, before becoming the arts and theater reporter of the Orange County Register.
She then joined the staff of the Daily Journal, California’s legal newspaper of record, covering state and federal civil courts. Her stories ranged from entertainment industry disputes to white collar crime, environmental toxic tort cases to litigation surrounding President Donald J. Trump’s immigration-related executive orders.
She has chased mayors and commanders-in-chief for quotes on-camera, and has video experience ranging from man-on-the-street blogs in Spanish from the 2012 Olympics to broadcast-quality packages for a cold case investigative show on NBC Telemundo.
She studied political science at the University of Southern California and she is fluent in English, Spanish and French, with intermediate Italian.