Jose Diaz-Balart
American journalist
Jose Diaz-Balart
José Díaz-Balart is a Cuban-American journalist and television anchorman. He is currently the anchor for Noticiero Telemundo, the network's news program as well as the network's Washington DC-based public affairs Sunday morning program Enfoque. Sometimes described as the Brian Williams of Telemundo, Diaz-Balart delivers political news that affects the Latino community.
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Conversa en vivo con José Díaz-Balart sobre las elecciones en VR
Yahoo News - 5 months
El reportero contestará las preguntas del público en directo desde el espacio en realidad virtual de las cadenas NBC y Telemundo este sábado, 15 de octubre.
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Donald Trump's Been A Proud Fat-Shamer For Decades
Huffington Post - 5 months
WASHINGTON ― Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump doubled down on his mockery of Rosie O’Donnell during Monday night’s debate. And on Tuesday, he reiterated his ridicule of former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, saying she had “gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem.” After Machado added some pounds following her 1996 coronation as Miss Universe, Trump ― then executive producer of the beauty pageant ― tried to force her to diet. He subjected her to a workout routine in front of reporters and called her an “eating machine” in an interview with Howard Stern. Headlines at the time included CNN’s “Overweight Beauty Queen Slims Down,” and The Ottawa Citizen’s “The Weight Is Over For Miss Universe.” Trump and Machado also sat down for an awkward interview together on “CBS This Morning” in May 1997, at the end of her reign. “She had a little problem during the middle where she gained a little weight and a lot of …” said Trump. “I don’t think so,” Machado ...
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Obama town hall will focus on immigration
CNN - about 2 years
President Barack Obama will participate in a town hall focused on immigration Feb. 25 in Miami with MSNBC and Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart.
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My Afro-Latina Identity Is a Gift... But I Didn't Always Feel This Way
Huffington Post - about 2 years
The first time I was called a "nigger," it was by white Latinos. I was 8 years old. The memory is really painful and defining. Back in the 1970s there wasn't a name for what I was. I was a kid whose mom was a light-skinned Dominican and whose dad was a darker-skinned Jamaican. I was darker than both of them. I did not understand my identity. I had no Southern roots, no soul food and no connection to the civil-rights movement. Instead I had my Caribbean family, led pretty much by my daring, immigrant mom, who cooked Dominican food, spoke to us in broken English and Spanish, taught me and my sister to dance the merengue and painted the walls of our New York City tenement in pinks, blues, greens and yellows, as though she were still living in Santo Domingo. So there I was, on the border of Harlem, in an elementary school that was 95-percent Latino. During recess a group of light-skinned Latino boys made it very clear to me that dark skin was bad. According to them, I was no ...
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News Anchors Have A Lot Of Questions About Brian Williams' Helicopter Story
Huffington Post - about 2 years
On Wednesday, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams recanted an account he had given of being aboard a helicopter as it was struck down by RPG fire during the Iraq war in 2003. “I would not have chosen to make this mistake,” Williams said in an interview with Stars & Stripes, before apologizing live on air. “I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.” In the wake of the admission, criticism of Williams' errors was swift and resounding on cable news. Fox News' Howard Kurtz said that the long-standing "Nightly News" anchor had caused a "credibility crisis" at the network and called for a more detailed account of the events. "I don't think he has fully explained it," Kurtz said during an interview on "America's Newsroom." "He's gonna need to address this more fully because so many questions are being raised." CNN's Brian Stelter also appeared on a number of segments Thursday morning, sharing information from an int ...
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Bob Goodlatte: 'No Reason' Immigration Reform Couldn't Give Legal Status To Undocumented
Huffington Post - about 3 years
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) hinted at the principles the GOP will release on immigration reform in a new interview with Telemundo, giving a small glimmer of hope to advocates by saying they could include a plan for legal status for undocumented immigrants. “If we can have a way to get [immigration enforcement] up and operating, I see no reason why we can't also have an agreement that shows how people who are not lawfully here can be able to be lawfully here," he told Noticias Telemundo's José Díaz-Balart on "Enfoque," according to a transcript. The interview will air Sunday and was first reported by Politico. Goodlatte added that undocumented immigrants could be allowed under such a system "to live here, work here, travel to and from their home country," as well as own a business and pay taxes. The plan would almost certainly be less inclusive than what Democrats and immigration reform advocates are calling for: a system for undocumented immigrants to ...
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Immigration Reform Group: Halting Deportations Would Hurt Effort
Huffington Post - over 3 years
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of influential immigration reform supporters warned other advocates on Thursday that pushing President Barack Obama to halt deportations could kill the broader effort. "We believe that's not the right thing to do," Henry Cisneros, former secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton, told reporters on a press call. "It won't accomplish the objective that we want of comprehensive reform and may create a political environment where it's impossible in any reasonable time frame to get comprehensive immigration reform, because the waters will be so poisoned politically," he continued. Cisneros spoke as part of the Bipartisan Policy Center's immigration task force, which is also led by Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state to President George W. Bush; Haley Barbour, former Mississippi governor (R); and Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania (D). The group supports a path to citizenship for und ...
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Immigration Activists To Rally Across Country For Reform
Huffington Post - over 3 years
WASHINGTON -- Immigration activists will hold rallies on Saturday in more than 160 cities aimed at boosting momentum for comprehensive reform that, for now, most House Republicans seem unwilling to consider. The idea is to show that immigrants and their allies haven't forgotten about reform legislation and won't give up, even as a crowded calendar in Congress threatens to derail efforts there. House Democrats introduced a bill this week based on two pieces of legislation: the comprehensive bill passed in the Senate 68-32 in June and a border security bill that passed with bipartisan support in the House Homeland Security Committee. The House Democrats say their bill could pass if it went for a vote because nearly all their caucus would support it and some GOP members might, too. But House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said he will not bring a comprehensive immigration bill to the floor if a majority of GOP members oppose it -- and that is the current state of affairs. A spok ...
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Telemundo Media's Jose Diaz-Balart to Celebrity Host CHCI's 36th Annual Awards Gala
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Five Senators, 25 Members of Congress, National Leaders Confirmed for 2013 Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. Starting September 30WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced that Emmy Award winning journalist Jose Diaz-Balart, news anchor for "Noticiero Telemundo" and host of "Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart," will serve as celebrity host at its 36th Annual Awards Gala on October 2, 2013 in Washington, D.C. ...
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House Democrats Call To End Deportation
Huffington Post - over 3 years
WASHINGTON -- Eight House Democrats called Wednesday for the president to halt the deportation of undocumented immigrants and stop separating families as Congress considers legislation that could allow some to stay. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), with the support of Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Dina Titus (D-Nev.), Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Marc Veasey (D-Texas) and Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.), joined fathers facing deportation and representatives of immigrant rights groups in signing a petition asking President Barack Obama to suspend deportations until a resolution has been reached on the immigration bill currently being debated. "The fact is that the Senate bill, as good as it is, does not provide a right to return for those that have been deported," Gutierrez said at a press conference on Wednesday. "We need to stop the deportations so that people can benefit from the Senate bill." Despite pressing for immigrati ...
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Gretchen Sierra-Zorita: Hispanics and Television News Media: Standing on the Outside Looking In
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As the immigration bill grinds its way through Congress, amnesty opponents have increasingly taken to the airwaves. Ann Coulter claims the United States will become Mexico. Media personalities like radio host Laura Ingraham have joined forces with more than 100 conservative groups to oppose the Senate bill. Numbers USA, one of the larger anti-immigration reform groups, just launched a 16-state TV and radio ad campaign. Aided by social media, Latinos have become increasingly adept at responding to savvy media campaigns and provocateurs. Yet they have no national media champions to counter opponents' voices, and their basic mode of operation is reactive. Setting aside the once-in-a-generation issue of immigration, Latinos seldom create and drive their stories at the national level because they are excluded from the stages and backstages of mainstream media outlets. True, Latinos have Jorge Ramos at Spanish-language Univision. But on primetime they have no Al Sharpton, no J ...
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Obama Could Hit Massive Deportation Toll
Huffington Post - about 4 years
WASHINGTON -- As lawmakers debate the Obama administration's commitment to immigration enforcement, a report released last week shows that 2 million people will be deported by 2014 -- more than the total number of deportations before 1997 -- if they continue at the current rate. Tanya Golash-Boza, an associate professor of sociology at University of California-Merced, found that interior immigration enforcement has expanded rapidly as border-crossings have slowed down, leading to more families being separated by deportation. Her analysis found that 2.1 million people were deported between 1892 and 1997. From there, the rate of deportations swelled, hitting a record in the 2012 fiscal year with more than 400,000 removals. Apprehensions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement went from 10 percent of those in the Department of Homeland Security overall in 2002 to nearly 50 percent by 2011, the report says. And she found that nearly a quarter of the total deportations betwee ...
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Obama Aims For Immigration Reform By June
Huffington Post - about 4 years
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that he hopes immigration reform can be passed into law by June, but in the meantime he has no plans to halt or slow deportations, despite pleas from advocates. Obama gave interviews to two Spanish-language outlets, Univision and Telemundo, on Wednesday, the day after he delivered a major speech on immigration reform. He argued that much of the legislative work on the issue is already done, given years of work by a number of members of Congress and his own administration. Now, the struggle is about convincing lawmakers to sign on, he told Telemundo's José Díaz-Balart. "Really the issue here is not so much technical as it is political," Obama said on Telemundo. "It's a matter of Republicans and Democrats coming together and finding a meeting of the minds and then making the case. And, you know, I'm hopeful that this can get done and I don't think that it should take many, many months." He predicted to both outlet ...
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Telemundo Anchor's Chides White People Over Immigration Reform
Huffington Post - about 4 years
José Díaz-Balart wants you to know that immigration isn’t just a Latino issue – white, non-Hispanics immigrate illegally too. In an appearance on MSNBC to discuss the possibility of comprehensive immigration this year, the Telemundo anchor joked that such a compromise was in white people’s interest because blonde people immigrate illegally as well: Let’s remember that the 11 million people that are here illegally aren’t just Latinos. You know there’s some Aryan, blonde, blue-eyed people without documents too -- it's not just a Latino issue, my friends. About 500,000 undocumented immigrants from Europe and Canada lived in the United States as of 2010, according to the Pew Hispanic Center -- some 4 percent of the total unauthorized population. By contrast, 81 percent of undocumented immigrants come from Latin America, and another 11 percent from Asia. Check out Díaz-Balarts comments in the video above.
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Programming notes
First Read- MSNBC - almost 5 years
*** Thursday’s “Jansing & Company”: Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA); The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne; USA Today’s Susan Page; Daily Variety’s Ted Johnson; journalist Phil Bronstein; NBCLatino Contributor Paul Reyes; Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart; attorney Hampton Dellinger; & personal finance analyst Carmen Wong Ulrich. *** Thursday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” lineup: MSNBC’S Thomas Roberts talks with Meghan Mccain, Jonathan Capehart, Karen Finney, Pop Star Cyndi Lauper, Country Singer & LGBT Activist Chely Wright, Actor Wilson Cruz, and WE DO campaign Executive Director Jasmine Beach-Ferrara. *** Thursday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” lineup: Luke Russert fills in for Andrea. Guests: The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, Newark , NJ Mayor Cory Booker, College Republican National Committee Chairman Alex Schriver, Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), National Journal’s Reid Wilson and The Atlantic’s Molly Ball. *** Thursday’s News Nation with Tamron Hall: Freedom to Marry ...
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First Read- MSNBC - almost 5 years
*** Wednesday’s “Daily Rundown” line-up: RGA Chairman Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) on the economy and 2012… A deep dive into Indiana’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate and the candidate hoping to capitalize on it -- Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN)… Latest on the Secret Service prostitution probe… More 2012 news with The Financial Times’ Anna Fifield, former DNC spokeswoman Karen Finney and Indiana GOP spokesman Pete Seat. *** Wednesday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: MSNBC’s Chris Jansing interviews Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Mother Jones’ David Corn, the Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel, RNC National Press Secretary Kirsten Kukowski, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. *** Wednesday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include former Santorum spokeswoman Alice Stewart, the Daily Beast’s Patricia Murphy, New York Times Magazine Editor Hugo Lindgren, Politico’s Maggie Haberman, Time’s Rana Foroohar, and Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart. *** Wednesd ...
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Television remembers 9/11 and its aftermath - Arizona Republic
Google News - over 5 years
"9/11: El Dia Que Cambio La Historia": Jose Diaz-Balart covers national memorial ceremonies. 5 am on Channel 39 (KTAZ). • "Diez Años Despues": Jorge Ramos and Edna Schmidt anchor from Ground Zero. 6 am on Channel 33 (KTVW). • "9/11 Remembered": Shepard
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9/11 in the Arts: An Anniversary Guide - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
11 at 8 am) José Díaz-Balart will cover national memorial ceremonies lives from ground zero. 'AMERICA REMEMBERS — 9/11' (PBS, Sept. 11 at 8 pm; check local listings) “PBS NewsHour” commemorates the anniversary with accounts of observances at ground
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