Latino journalist MSNBC Jose Diaz Balart Biography

MSNBC Journalist Jose Diaz-Balart Biography; Age, Family, Wife, Kids, Salary

Jose Diaz-Balart Biography

Jose Diaz Balart Caballero is a Latino journalist and the only journalist to regularly anchor two nightly newscasts in Spanish and English for national networks. He hosts José Díaz-Balart Reports on MSNBC that airs on weekdays at 10 a.m. and anchors NBC’s Nightly News Saturday. He is also a regular contributor to the Noticias Telemundo Network, where he anchored the nightly weekday newscast for a 12 years.

How Old is Jose Diaz-Balart

Jose was born on 7 November 1960 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.

Jose Diaz-Balart Height

He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch tall.

What Nationality is Jose Diaz Balart

He has duo nationality, American and Cuban

Jose Diaz-Balart Education

Díaz-Balart studied politics and history at the University of Cambridge, New College of Florida.

Jose Diaz Balart Ethnicity

Jose is of Hispanic ethnicity.

Jose Diaz-Balart Parents

Diaz is the son of Rafael Díaz-Balart and Hilda Caballero Brunet. His father was a Cuban politician who served as Majority Leader of the Cuban House of Representatives and Under-Secretary of Interior during the presidency of Fulgencio Batista. He founded La Rosa Blanca (The White Rose), the first anti-Castro organization. The building that houses the Florida International University College of Law bears his name, “Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall”, a building designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. He died on May 6, 2005 after a battle with leukemia.

Jose Diaz-Balart Brothers

Jose has three brothers Rafael Díaz-Balart, Mario Díaz-Balart and Lincoln Diaz-Balart. Rafael is the CEO and Founder of Vestec International Corporation and Senior Advisor for Credit Lyonnais, Private Banking International

Mario Díaz-Balart is a politician serving as the U.S. representative for Florida’s 25th congressional district. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, making him the Dean of the Florida Delegation and Deputy Whip in Congress. Prior to joining Congress, he served in the Florida State Legislature in both the House and Senate chambers.

Lincoln Diaz-Balart is an attorney and former politician. He practices international law in Miami, Florida. He is Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI), in Washington, DC, and a collaborator of el Instituto La Rosa Blanca (The White Rose Institute), in Miami, Florida.

Lincoln was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1992 and in 1994 he made history as the first Hispanic to be named to the House Rules Committee. He was the author of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act of 1997 (NACARA), which granted legal residency to hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the United States who were previously at risk of deportation. He retired from the U.S. Congress in January 2011, after the election of his brother, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, to the seat Lincoln held for 18 years.

Jose Diaz Balart Political Party

Diaz is a Republican.

Who is Jose Diaz Balart Wife

Jose is married to his wife Brenda Diaz-Balart, an American national born in Los Angeles, California. The couple got married in the early 2000’s. There is no public information available about her career but the duo attends high-profile events together.

Jose Diaz-Balart Children

Jose and his wife have two daughters together named Katrina and Sabrina.

Jose Diaz-Balart MSNBC

Diaz is a the host of José Díaz-Balart Reports on MSNBC which airs weekdays at 10 a.m. He also anchors NBC’s Nightly News Saturday. He is also a regular contributor to the Noticias Telemundo Network, where he previously anchored the nightly weekday newscast.

He joined NBC in 2010 as a reporter. In 2011, he made history as the only journalist to anchor two nightly newscasts in Spanish and English for national networks after he substituted for Contessa Brewer on MSNBC Live.

In 2014, he replaced Chris Jansing for the 10 AM news hour ‘The Daily Rundown’ on MSNBC, with the program expanding to two hours, essentially absorbing his eponymous show that had previously aired during the second hour. In 2015, the show was renamed to MSNBC Live with Jose Diaz-Balart. In late 2015, he also began working as a fill-in anchor for the Saturday edition of NBC Nightly News. He was officially named host of the program in July 2016.

He began his journalism career while in college, at Sarasota’s New College of Florida, where he was a frequent guest at WQSA-AM radio station where he spoke about international affairs and Latino issues. After graduating, he was hired to work the station’s morning shift.

After being fascinated with news gathering he showed up unannounced to United Press International’s (UPI) Miami offices. He asked the bureau chief for a tour and decided to take a writing test for a job. He passed the test and was hired as editor of “rip and read,” a way of taking news off of the wire and often condensing or expanding it into a story. In 1984, he was assigned to cover riots in the Dominican Republic as he was the only Spanish-speaking correspondent in the Southeast.

By the late 1984, he was hired by the Spanish International Network (SIN)—now Univision to run its Central American bureau. He moved to El Salvador to cover everything from civil wars to earthquakes to elections.

He moved back to Miami in 1987 and was one of the journalists that founded the then-startup Telemundo Network in 1987. He then took a reporting gig with WTVJ in Miami. In 1996, he joined CBS News as the anchor of ‘This Morning’, making him the first Cuban-American to helm a network news broadcast.

Jose Diaz-Balart Telemundo

Diaz is a regular contributor to the Noticias Telemundo Network, where he anchored the nightly weekday newscast for a 12 years until he stepped down in September 2021. He joined Noticias Telemundo in 2000 and co-hosted Telemundo’s first-morning news and entertainment show, Esta Mañana, as well as its public affairs show, Cada Día.

In 2002, he began hosting a once-a-month interview program on Telemundo, Enfoque con José Diaz-Balart; where he interviewed a wide range of news-makers, including political leaders and presidential candidates.

Jose Diaz-Balart Awards

He has won numerous awards including four Emmy awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

Jose Diaz-Balart Salary

He earns an annual base salary of $ 1 million.

Jose Diaz-Balart Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $ 15 million.