Ernesto Aguilar covers public media, community radio, technology and journalism for a range of outlets. In addition, he is Membership Program Director for the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, the oldest network of public and community radio stations in the United States.
Aguilar was recognized as one of Houston’s Latino cultural leaders to watch by BravoHouston in 2006. He’s the former program director of KPFT in Houston, Texas, and previously served as co-director of KPFT’s award-winning news department.
Beyond public media, Aguilar’s writing on public policy, race, diversity and culture has appeared in various places, and in books such as The Accumulation of Freedom, Settlers, The End of Prisons and The End of the World As We Know It? Crisis, Resistance and the Age of Austerity.
Born and raised in Texas, he has a B.A. in journalism from the University of Houston, with minors in sociology and women’s studies. Find him @eaXLR on social media.