Patty Talahongva (Hopi) is an award-winning producer and freelance journalist based in Phoenix, Arizona, who in 2002 became the first Native American to host a national news program. She covers education, business, politics, health and arts & culture in Indian Country. Among a number of administrative posts she has held is that of former president of the NATIVE AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION.
Talahongva is also a founding board member and current vice president of the HOPI EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND, an endowed fund specifically for education. The Fund started with $10 Million in 2000 and over the last decade has nearly doubled its worth.