Jose Diaz-Balart Biography
Jose Diaz-Balart is a Cuban-American journalist who is currently working as an anchor of the 10 am show called “Jose Diaz-Balart Reports”, on MSNBC. He also continues to anchor breaking news and special events coverage for Telemundo and host monthly specials.
He left Cuba back in 1959 and was raised in Madrid, Spain. After a brief time in radio, Jose worked in print journalism during the mid-1980s, for United Press International. In December 1984, he became the Central American Bureau Chief for what was then called the Spanish International Network.
Later in 1987, he was one of the groups of journalists that founded Telemundo News, creating Noticias Telemundo/HBC. Jose subsequently established himself as a television news reporter in Miami, where he worked for WTVJ. In August 1996, he made history by becoming the first Cuban-American to host a network news program when he began anchoring for the CBS News program This Morning.
By 2000, he returned to Spanish language network television and became the anchor of the new Telemundo morning program called Esta Manana. Later on, Jose co-hosted Telemundo’s first-morning news and entertainment show, Esta Manana, as well as its public affairs show, Cada Dia.
However, in 2003, he returned to the English-language TV, and to his former station in Miami, WTVJ, as a news anchor. By 2010, Jose was doing reporting for NBC. From 2014 to 2016 he hosted the 10 am news hour for MSNBC, replacing Chris Jansing. On February 18, 2016, he moderated the Democratic Town Hall with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, in Las Vegas Nevada.
It was announced on September 7, 2021, that he was stepping down as anchor of the weeknight editions of Noticias Telemundo to anchor a new 10 am show called Jose Diaz-Balart Reports on MSNBC. However, he will continue to anchor NBC Nightly News Saturday. He will also continue to anchor breaking news and special events coverage for Telemundo.
Jose Diaz-Balart Age
How old is Diaz-Balart? Diaz-Balart is 61 years old as of 2021. He was born on November 7, 1960, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on November 7 every year and his zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Jose Diaz-Balart Height
Diaz-Balart stands at an average height of 5 feet 1 inch and is of moderate weight. However, his exact weight and other body measurements are not known and will be updated.
Jose Diaz-Balart Family | Father | Mother | Brothers
Diaz-Balart is the proud son of Rafael Diaz-Balart y Gutierrez (father) and Hilda Caballero Brunet (mother). His father is a former Cuban politician. In addition, he has three brothers, Rafael Diaz-Balart, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Lincoln Diaz-Balart. Rafael is a banker, Mario is a U.S. representative and Lincoln is also a U.S. representative.
Jose Diaz-Balart Husband
Diaz-Balart is happily married to his loving wife Brenda. They are proud parents to two daughters, Katerina and Sabrina.
Jose Diaz-Balart Awards
Diaz-Balart has received numerous awards and nominations throughout his career. He is the recipient of four national Emmys for his work with Telemundo Network. He previously received two SunCoast Emmy awards while working at WTVJ-TV in Miami. In addition, he received four Hispanic Excellence in Journalism Awards, all in the 1980s.
Jose also received a Du Pont and Peabody Media 100 named him the best news anchor three times. He was also recognized with the Silver Circle Award by the National Academy of Television Sciences in 2010. Recently, he was named GQ Magazine’s Best International Journalist.
Jose Diaz-Balart’s Net Worth
Diaz-Balart has an estimated net worth of $15 Million. His income is attributed to his career as a journalist.
Jose Diaz-Balart Salary
Diaz-Balart receives an estimated annual salary of between $1 Million and $3 Million.