NBC News and Noticias Telemundo Join Forces to Focus on Issues Facing the Hispanic Community in America

“NBC News x Noticias Telemundo Reports” Will Feature Stories on Both Networks in English and Spanish, Respectively 

First Reports, Starting Today, to Come From NBC News’ Morgan Radford and Gadi Schwartz and Noticias Telemundo’s Guad Venegas and Nicole Suarez

New York, August 6, 2020–  NBC News and Noticias Telemundo will collaborate on reports to air on both networks, starting today, it was announced today by Noah Oppenheim, NBC News president and Luis Fernandez, president of Telemundo Network News. 

With a focus on issues affecting the Hispanic community in America, the new series “NBC News x Noticias Telemundo Reports” will launch today with a joint piece on how critical testing and tracing are when it comes to preventing the kinds of outbreaks that disrupt entire industries, through the lens of agriculture and the food supply chain in California, filed by NBC News’ Gadi Schwartz and Noticias Telemundo’s Guad Venegas. 

It will air in English on NBC News platforms, including Nightly News with Lester Holt, various MSNBC shows, NBC News NOW and TODAY, as part of the network’s special coverage this week, Search for Solutions: The American Economy. And the correspondents will also produce a Spanish-language version of the report to air on all Noticias Telemundo newscasts at 12:30p ET, 6:30p ET and 11:35p ET. Both pieces will also run on NBC News and Telemundo digital properties. 

Next week, Morgan Radford and Nicole Suarez will file a joint report on the impact of remote learning on the millions of families who do not speak English as a first language, to appear on the same shows and platforms, also with English and Spanish-language versions. This report will be part of NBC News’ larger special series next week: Coronavirus and the Classroom.

This is the first time the two divisions are collaborating in this way, having partnered in the past on presidential debates and other special events. Upcoming pieces in this series will include contributions from NBC News and Noticias Telemundo’s investigative teams, and more joint reporting efforts leading up to the 2020 elections.

“We’re thrilled to formally partner with our colleagues at Telemundo in this new and meaningful way, shining a light on stories and issues that affect a significant and rapidly-growing group of Americans, and reaching them in whichever language they consume news.  Only at NBC is this kind of collaboration between two great news organizations possible,” said Oppenheim.

“This exciting new collaboration with NBC News will expand our coverage of the most important issues for Hispanics in both English and Spanish at a crucial time for our community,” said Fernandez. “With the country facing a global pandemic and heading into a historic election, it’s critical we provide our viewers with information that is reliable and factual, in both languages, and above all, that we Tell it Like It Is – las cosas como son.”

Morgan Radford is a correspondent for NBC News based in New York City, appearing regularly on TODAYNBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and MSNBC. Since joining NBC News in 2015, Radford has been on the frontlines covering the immigration debate over the U.S. southern border in addition to several of the country’s biggest national stories including the 2020 and 2016 presidential elections. Radford is fluent in Spanish and received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and a Fulbright Fellowship from the U.S. State Department. 

Gadi Schwartz is a correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC and co-host of NBC News’ Stay Tuned on Snapchat based in Los Angeles. He has covered immigration issues along the U.S.-Mexico border, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, and several natural disasters across the U.S. His reporting appears regularly across NBC News’ TODAYNBC Nightly News and MSNBC. Schwartz was born in Guatemala City and moved to New Mexico as a child. He is fluent in Spanish and holds a degree in Arts and Science from New Mexico State University.

Nicole Suarez, with more than 10 years of experience, is an Emmy-award winning journalist and news correspondent for Noticias Telemundo.  Having joined Telemundo in 2016, Suárez has covered major stories for the network and has served as morning news anchor on ‘Un Nuevo Día,’ as well as reporter for “Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste.” Born and raised in Chicago to Colombian parents, Suárez was recognized as one of the “9 Women Who are Changing Chicago” by Michigan Avenue magazine in 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and public relations from DePaul University. 

Guadalupe ‘Guad’ Venegas is a Noticias Telemundo correspondent in California. He joined Noticias Telemundo in 2019 from the Telemundo affiliate in San Diego/Tijuana, where he anchored the “Noticias Telemundo” newscast. From 2009 to 2016, he reported for and anchored a number of programs for Telemundo, including “Al Rojo Vivo” and “Noticias Telemundo,” and collaborated with Telemundo Deportes, forming part of its coverage team at the 2012 London Olympics. He holds a degree in communications and Spanish arts and letters from San Diego State University.

About NBC News:

More Americans watch NBC News than any news organization in the world. Its leading and award-winning television news broadcasts include TODAYNBC Nightly News with Lester HoltMeet the Press with Chuck Todd and Dateline NBC – all of which closed out 2019 at #1 in the key news demo for the fourth straight year. Additionally, NBC News produces Third Hour of TODAY,TODAY with Hoda and Jenna and Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist, as well as primetime specials and breaking news reports. The rapidly-growing NBC News Digital Group, including its streaming news services NBC News NOW and TODAY All Day, along with the SiriusXM TODAY Show Radio channel, provides continuous content to consumers wherever they are, whenever they want it. NBC News also operates NBC News Studios, a new unit producing premium documentaries, docuseries, select scripted programming, and content for emerging platforms, and the NBC NewsChannel affiliate news service.

NBC News is part of the NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corporation. For more information about NBCUniversal, please visit www.NBCUniversal.com.

About Noticias Telemundo:

Noticias Telemundo is a leading news provider for U.S. Hispanics. Its award-winning television news broadcasts, airing from the Telemundo Center, include the newscasts “Noticias Telemundo” with José Díaz Balart, “Noticias Telemundo Edición Especial” with Julio Vaqueiro, “Noticias Telemundo Fin de Semana” with Vanessa Hauc, “Noticias Telemundo Mediodía” with Felicidad Aveleyra, and the “Un Nuevo Día” morning news segment with Paulina Sodi. The “Noticias Telemundo Digital Team” provides continuous content to U.S. Hispanics via its growing online and mobile platforms. “Noticias Telemundo Investiga” produces investigative reports and in-depth documentaries. “Noticias Telemundo Planeta Tierra” offers environmental and climate change related information. In addition, “Noticias Telemundo” produces award-winning news specials, documentaries and news events such as political debates, forums and town halls.

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Ali Zelenko
NBC News

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