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Jose Diaz-Balart Discusses Being Bilingual As He Debuts on MSNBC

This week marked the debut of Jose Diaz-Balart on MSNBC’s weekday lineup, hosting a morning news show on the network. The award-winning news anchor spent two decades over at Telemundo hosting various programs. 

During his first broadcast, Diaz-Balart opened up about being bilingual in a closing statement to the viewers suggesting that communicating in two languages to people played a role in taking on this new challenge. 

“I want to tell you a little about me. I am the Florida born son of Ilda and Rafael Diaz-Balart; Cuban exiles. I have been a journalist for 38 years in both English and Spanish,” Diaz-Balart said on his first broadcast on MSNBC

“I think in two languages, I dream in two languages; I live in two languages. And the opportunity to report to you, the opportunity to share life experiences with you is truly a privilege.”

Diaz-Balart is coming off a 12-year long run as the anchor for “Noticias Telemundo,” signing off last Friday. The anchor will remain with the Spanish network to anchor and report monthly specials and breaking news events with Telemundo. 

Eduardo Razo
Eduardo Razo
Eduardo Razo is the Assistant Content Editor for BNM, which includes writing daily news stories on the news media industry. He can be found on Twitter @eddierazo_ or you can reach him by email at [email protected].

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