Jose Diaz-Balart Biography
Jose Diaz-Balart (José Díaz-Balart Caballero) is a Cuban-American host and anchor working for NBC News. He joined the station in November 2015 and serves as an anchor on NBC Nightly News Saturday. On September 7, 2021, he stepped down as anchor of the weeknight editions of Noticias Telemundo
Jose Diaz-Balart Education
After graduating from high school and earning his DIploma in General Education, he had to further his education. He joined New College of Florida to pursue his course. After completing his studies there, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science and History.
Jose Diaz-Balart Career
Díaz-Balart is an anchor and host at NBC News. He anchors NBC Nightly News Saturday. Díaz-Balart stepped down as anchor of the weeknight editions of Noticias Telemundo on September 7, 2021. Currently, he anchors a new 10 A.M. show called José Díaz-Balart Reports, on MSNBC. He will also continue to anchor breaking news and special events coverage for Telemundo and host monthly specials. Prior to joining the NBC News, he worked for NBC Universal as a journalist and CBS News as a news anchor.
He worked in radio prior to transitioning to television news. During his time working as the anchor of a new Telemundo morning program called Esta Manana, he interviewed a wide range of news-makers, including political leaders and candidates for president. Díaz-Balart has interviewed every U.S. president from Ronald Reagan time. In 2003, he returned to English-language TV where he landed an opportunity to work for WTVJ in Miami as a news anchor. Diaz-Balart moderated the Democratic Town Hall with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, in Las Vegas Nevada on February 18, 2016. In addition to that, he co-moderated the first Democratic Presidential Debates on NBC and Telemundo on June 26 and 27 of 2019.
Jose Diaz-Balart Age
Diaz-Balart is 62 years old as of 2022. He was born on November 7, 1960, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United State. Diaz-Balart celebrates his birthday on November 7 every year.
Jose Diaz-Balart Height
Diaz-Balart stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 11 inches.
Jose Diaz-Balart Family
Diaz-Balart was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and raised in Madrid, Spain. His family left Cuba in 1959. He was raised by his father Rafael Díaz-Balart y Gutiérrez, who is a former Cuban politician, and his mother Hilda Caballero Brunet. Diaz-Balart brought up along with his three brothers, Rafael Díaz-Balart who is a banker, Mario Díaz-Balart who is a U.S. representative, and attorney, and Lincoln Díaz-Balart who is a former U.S. representative. In addition to that, his aunt, Mirta Diaz-Balart was the first wife of Fidel Castro therefore Fidel Castro Jr. (Fidelito) was his first cousin. His uncle, Waldo Diaz-Balart is an internationally recognized painter.
Jose Diaz-Balart Wife
Diaz-Balart is married to his better half Brenda. Together they are blessed with two daughters, Katrina Diaz-Balart and Sabrina Diaz-Balart.
Jose Diaz-Balart Net Worth
Diaz-Balart has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a host and anchor.
Jose Diaz-Balart Salary
Diaz-Balart earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Diaz-Balart has received several awards and honors throughout his career including five national Emmys for his work with Telemundo Network as the 2020-2021 Outstanding Newscast Anchor. While working for WTVJ-TV in Miami, he won two SunCoast Emmy awards. In the 1980s, he received four Hispanic Excellence in Journalism Awards and Associated Press Award. Hispanic Business Magazine named him one of the “100 most influential people in the U.S,” and Media 100 named him best news anchor three times, and has also received a Du Pont and Peabody.
In 2010, the National Academy of Television Sciences recognized him with the Silver Circle Award. He was named GQ Magazine’s Best International Journalist in 2017. Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable presented him with the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hispanic Television at the 10th Annual Hispanic Television Summit, produced by Schramm Marketing in 2012. Furthermore, the MulitCultural Media Correspondents Association in Washington DC awarded him with the TV Broadcast Journalist Award in 2022.