Sep 11, 2020
I talk with Kim Haas, Executive Producer, host and creator of the new PBS travel series Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas. The series celebrates the historical and cultural contributions of Latin America’s African descendants in countries like Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. The show premieres September 12 with a two-part special featuring Costa Rica in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Kim talks about what sparked her love of travel and languages, her work in Spanish media, and what led her to create the show. She also shares how she overcame funding challenges, how she’s navigating the pandemic, and how travel has changed her.
What You'll Learn
About Kim Haas
Kim Haas, Executive Producer, Host & Creator of Afro-Latino
Travels with Kim Haas, has been active in Afro-Latino issues for
more than a decade and is founder of Los Afro-Latinos, a blog
celebrating Afro-Latino culture. Kim speaks fluent Spanish, Italian
and Portuguese. She served as Director of Marketing for WWSI TV
Telemundo, and she also served as an on-camera pledge host in
English, Spanish and Italian for WYBE TV in Philadelphia. She is
member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Kim is passionate about
her work with “Afro-Latino Travels,” and is extremely proud to be
one of the upcoming few Black, female travel hosts on public
television, leading the path for more to
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