BFCA Member Profile

Cynthia Haines

Primary Outlet:
KCUR (NPR affiliate)
Website:
http://www.kcur.org
Biography:
Cynthia Farah Haines began her career as a film critic in 1970 writing for the Stanford University Daily. For 5 years she was the film critic for the El Paso Times and in 1997 began appearing weekly on ABC affiliate KVIA-TV reviewing films. For 12 years she was host of the weekly radio program "On Film" on NPR affiliate KTEP which reaches an audience in west Texas, southern New Mexico and northern Mexico. After ten years of teaching, she retired as an Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. In 2007, Cynthia attended the New York Times Film Criticism Institute in New York. She currently reviews films for KCUR, the NPR affiliate in Kansas City, and is a member of the Kansas City Film Critics Circle and Stanford University Alumni in Entertainment. Cynthia has been a member of the BFCA since 1998.