MSNBC Hires Latino Anchor Díaz-Balart

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May 20, 2014
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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.”

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