WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) congratulates Emmy Award-winning journalist Jose Diaz-Balart on joining MSNBC. Diaz-Balart, lead anchor of Telemundo's nightly news program Noticiero Telemundo and Enfoque, will be anchoring MSNBC's 10 a.m. Hour Live from Miami starting June, 2014.
"Jose is an icon within the Hispanic community, and the USHCC commends MSNBC on selecting him to anchor a full hour daily on their network,"said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "For decades, Jose has informed, educated, and entertained our nation's viewers with journalistic integrity and a natural gift for storytelling. We celebrate his continued success, and look forward to working with him in the future."
In 1996, Diaz-Balart joined CBS news and became the first Cuban-American in history to lead a major news program. Throughout his illustrious career, Diaz-Balart has earned numerous accolades including two Emmy Awards, an Associated Press Award, four Hispanic Excellence in Journalism Awards, as well as the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award.
"Jose has devoted his professional career to breaking down barriers, and his work continues to inspire us all," said USHCC Chairman Marc Rodriguez. "Jose is more than a news reporter, he is a thought leader, and our organization is delighted to see him advance as a valued member of the MSNBC family."
MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Viewers can find more information on MSNBC's programming at www.msnbc.com.
About the USHCC
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation's entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $468 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 220 major corporations.
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CONTACT: Ammar Campa-Najjar Associate Director of Communications Anajjar@ushcc.com 619-721-5148Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce