Jose Diaz-Balart

José Díaz-Balart was born on November 7, 1960. José Díaz-Balart is a Cuban-American television anchor and journalist. He is the current anchor for “Noticiero Telemundo”, which is a Hispanic news program on the Telemundo channel.

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José Díaz-Balart Career

José Díaz-Balart is the anchor for his own public affairs Sunday morning program, “Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart”. His most high profile position is his spot on Telemundo’s “Noticiero Telemundo.” On the English speaking end, he is an anchor for NBC Nightly News and the host of “The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart” on MSNBC.

Díaz-Balart started off his career in 1984 and has become one of the most respected and recognized voices in Hispanic journalism. Over his decades of work and experience, he has witnessed and reported on many historic events for respected news media outlets like NBC News and Telemundo. Some of his milestones include being the sole journalist to serve as a news anchor on two national television networks both in Spanish and English on the same day.

He has received numerous awards for his journalism contributions, including the George Foster Peabody Award, Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award and the Broadcasting & Cable/Multichannel News 2012 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hispanic Television. In 2014, he was given the Life Achievement Award by the Hispanic Federation and the Communications Award by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).

In an interview with Adweek, Jose was asked to speak about one of his equals, Tom Llamas who works as the anchor for weekend editions of ABC’s World News Tonight, “Tom is a good friend and a great journalist. For me it’s a matter of pride to see another Latino leading a network newscast. The more diversity in our newsrooms, the better for everyone.”

Tom returned the same praise to the man who he considers a friend and a mentor, “I watched him growing up. And I met him when we both worked at the NBC station in Miami. We know that [on Saturdays] we look down at the monitors, and we know there’s a friend on the other end. We’re competitors, but José will always be my friend.”

José Díaz-Balart Giving College Aid

After a successful career, Jose wanted to give back to the future generation. Telemundo collaborated with Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service to create a stipend program that awards six deserving students with $3,000 grants for unpaid summer internships in politics, media, government, or journalism.

In the fall of 2017, Jose donated money to GU Politics to create more opportunities in public service for a larger range of student. GU Politics wanted to give the award to students whose background or experience suggests that they add to the diversity of the Georgetown University community. The internship fund was named after Díaz-Balart.

Jose said he was grateful for the opportunity to support students in their academic development at Georgetown which he considers to be a unique and extraordinary institution. He was honored by the partnership, which enables future leaders to pursue and secure competitive internship opportunities.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 7 Nov, 1960
Age: 59 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Fort Lauderdale
Education: New College of Florida
Gender: Male
Description: Cuban-American journalist and television anchorman
Net Worth 2020: 5 million
Net Worth 2021: 15 million
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Last Modified: Jun 28 2020
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