Helen Ubiñas was born in New York and received her bachelor's degree from Boston University. She began her career in journalism in 1994 when she started with the Hartford Courant as a city desk reporter and has held a number of positions there since, including town reporter, features reporter, and lifestyles and specialties reporter. Since 2000, Ms. Ubiñas has been a Courant columnist.
Ms. Ubiñas has been awarded a number of honors and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. She is also a member of a Pulitzer Prize winning team for breaking news. In 2004, she was apart of a team that won the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for public service. In 2005, she was a finalist for her column writing for the National Headliner Award and the American Society of Newspaper Editors Award. She was also a finalist for the Howard Scripps Foundation National Journalism Award for commentaries in 2006. She also won first place for her column writing from the New England Associated Press News Executives Association.
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