Latinovators

osé Díaz-Balart
Telemundo and NBC News
Anchor of “Noticiero Telemundo” and “NBC Nightly News Saturday”
Host of “Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart”

Emmy, Peabody and Alfred Dupont award winner José Díaz-Balart is the Anchor of Telemundo’s national daily newscast “Noticiero Telemundo” and of “NBC Nightly News Saturday.” He also hosts Telemundo’s Sunday current affairs program “Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart,” and is a regular contributor to NBC’s “Meet the Press”. Díaz-Balart began his career in 1983 and has become one of the most respected voices in US journalism. Over the past 32 years, he has witnessed and reported historic events for prestigious news media around the world. He has interviewed hundreds of headline makers, among them all US Presidents since President Reagan.

 

His achievements include being the only journalist to serve as news anchor on two national television networks in Spanish and English on a daily basis for over two years, when he acted as the anchor of the daily morning newscast “MSNBC Live with José Díaz-Balart” as well as ‘Noticiero Telemundo.” He has received numerous accolades for his work, including four Emmy awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award, and the Broadcasting & Cable/Multichannel News 2012 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hispanic Television. He was recently honored with the Life Achievement Award by the Hispanic Federation and the Communications Award by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). Follow him on Twitter @jdbalart.

Laurie Hernandez
U.S. Olympic gymnastics gold and silver medalist

 

16-year-old rising star, Laurie Hernandez is an U.S. Olympic gymnastics gold and silver medalist who began taking gymnastics at age 5 after she became bored with dance class. She’s captivated the hearts of millions of viewers with her charismatic personality and smile. Born in New Brunswick, NJ to Anthony and Wanda Hernandez; she is of Puerto Rican descent. Nicknamed the “Human Emoji” she recently competed on and won Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. She’s also coined as a sponsored athlete for Crest and Orgullosa and is working to connect and inspire Latinas nationwide.