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Radio Personality Angie Martinez Talks Identity, Career and New Book, ‘Healthy Latin Eating’

Angie Martinez, widely known as “The Voice of New York,” has been a power woman in radio for nearly two decades. The 43-year-old left her longstanding gig at Hot 97 to join rival station Power 105, which made news and shocked many who grew to love Martinez during the coveted 4pm slot.

But the radio legend is more than her position. The Bronx born Puerto Rican, who’s added rapper and actress to her title, is a mother to son Niko Ruffin. Most recently, she authored Healthy Latin Eating, which she created alongside chef Angelo Sosa.

Ain’t I Latina? correspondent Francis Carrero caught up with Martinez at P&G Orgullosa’s “Living Fabulosa: Look and Feel Your Best” forum at The Times Center in New York City.

“I get to talk to amazing, creative, talented people all the time. I do interviews and I get to express myself and I get to do things I’m passionate about.  I just did a cookbook, Healthy Latin Eating. I’m really just grateful that I’m in a place where I have an opportunity to express, you know, things that I’m passionate about and want to do,” says Martinez about her career.

You can follow Martinez on Twitter and Instagram @angiemartinez.

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