On Monday, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) announced that it will honor MSNBC host and Telemundo anchor, José Díaz-Balart, with the NAHJ Presidential Award of Visibility for his commitment to journalism and accurate reporting of Latino issues in the media. The award will be presented on Saturday, September 19th in Orlando at the “Hall of Fame & Honors” luncheon.
In his 30 years as a journalist, Díaz-Balart has received numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards, 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. Díaz-Balart made history in 1996 when he was named anchor of CBS News’ “This Morning,” becoming the first Cuban-American to anchor a network news broadcast. He was also the only journalist to serve as news anchor on two national television networks in Spanish and English on the same day for an entire season.
Díaz-Balart hosts “The Rundown with José Díaz-Balart” on MSNBC and anchors two shows, “Noticiero Telemundo” and “Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart,” on Telemundo.
Below is the link to the NAHJ’s announcement.