PASADENA, Calif. – Today, MSNBC announced that Emmy Award-winning journalist and Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart will join the network’s weekday line-up next month. Díaz-Balart will anchor MSNBC’s 10 a.m. hour live from Miami, Florida. Díaz-Balart will continue to co-anchor Telemundo’s “Noticiero Telemundo” and host “Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart.”
The announcement comes just weeks after the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) called on MSNBC for an apology following a stereotypical segment that aired on the network on Cinco de Mayo.
“MSNBC has made a good first step towards Latino inclusion,” said Alex Nogales, NHMC president & CEO. “NHMC applauds the network for hiring a Latino anchor — a tremendous service to the Latino community. NHMC will continue to work with MSNBC to ensure Latinos are adequately represented in front and back of camera, and help it avoid stereotypes.”
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos, working towards a media that is fair and inclusive of Latinos, and towards universal, affordable, and open access to communications. Learn more at www.nhmc.org. Receive real-time updates on Facebook and Twitter @NHMC.