For years, Hispanic Executive has worked to drive awareness of Latino superstars in the media and entertainment industry. Our new “Latinos in Media” series puts a heightened focus on the continued need for better representation in that industry by spotlighting media trailblazers who are amplifying their own voices to rally the community and inspire future generations to build upon what they started.

LATINOS IN MEDIA

By the Numbers

It’s hard to ignore the stark reality of Latino underrepresentation in media and entertainment when you see the data. These statistics from the Latino

Donor Collaborative and the US Government Accountability Office illustrate exactly how far we still need to go to achieve equity in this industry.

LEAD ROLES IN SHOWS

2.9%

2.9% of lead roles in shows go to Latinos

LEAD ROLES IN FILMS

5%

5% of lead roles in films go to Latinos

TV SHOWRUNNERS

2.5%

2.5% of TV showrunners are Latino

FILM WRITERS

4.4%

4.4% of writers for films are Latino

TV DIRECTORS

2.5%

2.5% of TV directors are Latino

FILM DIRECTORS

6.7%

6.7% of film directors are Latino

Source: The Latino Donor Collaborative. Data current as of 2021.

PUBLISHERS

8%

8% of newspaper, periodical, book,
and directory publishers are Latino

NEWS MEDIA

11%

11% of news analysts, reporters,
and journalists are Latino

Source: US Government Accountability Office. Data current as of 2019.

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