Ana Cristina Reymundo is an award-winning journalist, and the Editorial Director of American Airlines Nexos magazine. With 33 million readers worldwide, Nexos boasts the largest circulation of any Spanish Language magazine in the world. She has been at the helm of Nexos since its launch in March of 1999.
Ana Cristina is a tireless advocate of Diversity. She is fluent in seven languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Farsi, and German. She is currently studying Hebrew. A published author of the book Celia Mi Vida / Celia My Life, the authorized biography of the iconic Afro-Cuban singer Celia Cruz (Harper Collins 2004), her work has been translated into several languages and published in dozens of countries. She is a sought-after public speaker and lecturer on matters related Latin American culture, and diversity. She lectures at university campuses including Johns Hopkins, USC, and more; community events; professional organizations, and not-for-profit groups. She’s appeared on numerous television and radio programs as well as multiple print media. She is the creator of the empowering bilingual lecture series Creating an Authentic Identity® Cómo crear una Auténtica Identidad ®. She is a regular guest on the weekly Univision Radio’s Mujer de Hoy show where she helps millions of women in the North Texas area apply practical techniques for dealing with internal barriers to success. She has shared the stage with such luminaries as Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Acclaimed motivational speaker Maria Marin, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos and Lieutenant Colonel US Army Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, just to name a few.
Awards and Recognitions
Ana Cristina currently sits on the Board of Advisors of the University of North Texas Frank W and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism. She serves as the Chair of the Fourth Estate Committee where she is helping to redefine the role of the Media in our post-internet culture.
She is a current member of the National Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council in Washington DC, an advocacy organization representing over nine thousand Immigration Law Attorneys where she is helping to shape a coherent, comprehensive immigration reform policy that will serve our national security and economic interest for generations to come.
2009 Member of the Dallas Arboretum’s Hispanic Circle where she serves to promote the Arboretum and does outreach to the Hispanic Community on behalf of this important Dallas Institution.
2007 Moderator for Latina Style Business Series in Dallas, Texas Ana Cristina has been named among the 100 Most Influential Journalists in the United States by Hispanic Media Trends since 2006.
In 2005, she served as emcee for the National Convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens’ (LULAC) in Minneapolis. 2004 Recipient of the University of Southern California’s Bronze Trojan for her contributions to the field of Spanish-language journalism bestowed by the USC Cervantes Club.
2004 Published the best-selling book, Celia My Life an Autobiography of Celia Cruz. American Poet Laureate, Maya Angelou, wrote the foreword to the book. (Rayo, an Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, Spanish and English versions).
2002 – 2005 Named one of the 50 most influential Hispanic Journalists in the US by Hispanic Media 100.
1990’s – President and Founder of American Airlines Latin Employee Resource Group, she was an integral part of the company’s diversity initiatives as a member of the AMR Diversity Advisory Council.
1980’s As a former health-care worker, Ana Cristina has served as an advisor to the Texas Department of Health regarding the prevention of HIV/AIDS in Minority and Marginalized Communities.