Sin Fronteras WNY / Beyond Borders WNY, Sin Fronteras WNY is media platform for acculturated Hispanics in WNY & Buffalo's Community producing content that informs,
entertains and inspires the forward thinking. Stories will target bi-cultural Hispanics that are WNY residents with cultural ties to Latin America. Check us out at WUFO 1080AM, at Power 96.5 FM and Stay Tuned!
Hosted by: Samantha Martinez & Michele Agosto
You can also find the growing collection of YouTube uploads HERE.
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Samantha was born in NYC and grew up in Orlando, Florida. She has worked across multiple platforms in the news industry, including as an on-air news anchor in New York City. While working in the big apple, she anchored the nightly newscasts and interviewed world leaders and controversial figures including United States President Barack Obama; United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo; former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharaff; and Prime Minister of Kashmir, Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry. While serving as a News Director at an international news station in New York City, Samantha led a team of producers, editors, directors, reporters and foreign correspondents to produce a nightly broadcast that aired nationally.
Samantha has also reported breaking news from Florida, covering national exclusive stories like the Haitian earthquake orphans arriving in Orlando, the Casey Anthony saga, and the Tiger Woods controversy. Samantha is proud to now call Buffalo, New York her new home. She is committed to breaking down Latino stereotypes through awareness and understanding and celebrating contributions to every avenue of American life including socio-economic, political and cultural development.
Samantha has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and International Relations from the University of South Florida.
Michele is a native New Yorker, born in Washington Heights, a diverse neighborhood in upper, upper Manhattan. She moved to Buffalo in 1994 where she began a teaching career in the Buffalo Public Schools as an art teacher in bilingual school #51 Black Rock Academy. Michele now runs the Art Education Department for the Buffalo Public Schools, a job she has enjoyed for 14 years.
In addition to her career, she continues to create her own mixed media artwork and photographic images, exhibiting her work throughout the region. Most of her work depicts the lives of those living in urban areas, focusing on both the beauty and hardships of her subjects.
For more on Michele's work, feel free to contact her directly on Facebook or head to her Facebook art page called Michele Agosto: A Compilation of Visual Stories.
Michele attended the "Fame" school, Laguardia HS of Music and the Arts in NYC, has a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts, a master's degree in the Science of Teaching from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a master's degree in Educational Administration, with a certification as a Specialist in Educational Administration at University at Buffalo.
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