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NAHJ Honors José Díaz-Balart with Presidential Award of Visibility at the Excellence in Journalism conference

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WASHINGTON, DC – July 28, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) will honor acclaimed Telemundo journalist and MSNBC host José Díaz-Balart, with the NAHJ Presidential Award of Visibility at the “Hall of Fame & Honors” Luncheon Presented by Toyota in Orlando on Saturday, September 19th. It is the first time, the organization will present the honor in recognition of Díaz-Balart’s unwavering commitment to journalism, the pursuit of the truth and his accurate and fair representation of Latinos in coverage.

“José is not only an exceptional example of a solid journalist, but one that has never forgotten his community,” said Mekahlo Medina, NAHJ President. He not only works for fair and accurate representation of Latinos in news, he is relentless about informing all Americans about Latino issues that are American issues”

“José is not only an exceptional example of a solid journalist, but one that has never forgotten his community,” said Mekahlo Medina, NAHJ President. “He not only works for fair and accurate representation of Latinos in news, he is relentless about informing all Americans about Latino issues that are American issues.”

In his three decades of informing the Hispanic community, Díaz-Balart has earned a place as one of the most accomplished and respected figures in US journalism. He currently co-anchors the “Noticiero Telemundo” daily newscast and hosts the Sunday public affairs program “Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart” on Telemundo, as well as the English-language network MSNBC’s “José Díaz-Balart.” Díaz-Balart is also an Education Champion for NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises and Content’s new nationwide pro-social campaign, Aprender es Triunfar, aimed at closing the Latino student achievement gap.

His work has earned numerous accolades, including an Emmy, George Foster Peabody and Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University award, an award from the Hispanic Federation and the Ruben Salazar award from the National Council of La Raza.

About the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the advancement and recognition of Hispanics in the news and communications industry. NAHJ founded in 1984 also advocates for the fair and accurate representation and treatment of Hispanics in media.