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Jose Diaz-Balart Biography

Updated On 27 Nov, 2017 Published On 27 Jul, 2015
Jose Diaz-Balart

Facts of Jose Diaz-Balart

Date of Birth :
Age : 62 years old
Family Name : Diaz-Balart
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Libra
Name Jose Diaz-Balart
Father Rafael Díaz-Balart
Birth Place/City Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Profession Journalist
Ethnicity Cuban-American
Nationality American
Working For MSNBC, NBC News, Telemundo
Net Worth $5 million
Salary N/A
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Green
Weight in KG 67 kg
Married Yes
Married to N/A
Children 2
Education New College of Florida
TV Show MSNBC Live Since 1996

Relationship short Statistics of Jose Diaz-Balart

What is Jose Diaz-Balart marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Jose Diaz-Balart have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Jose Diaz-Balart having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Jose Diaz-Balart Gay ? No

A Cuban-American journalist and television anchorman who is currently working as an anchor of the Telemundo network's news program. He is son to Rafael Diaz-Balart y Gutierrez who was former Cuban politician. Fidel Castro is related as his uncle. He is also first Cuban-American to host the CBS News program This Morning. His journalism career in WTVJ-TV in Miami was very fruitful to him because he was awarded with two Emmy awards,four Hispanic Excellence in Journalism Awards and an Associated Press Award during that period. He has been named as best news anchor in the U.s. for three times by Media 100.

Early Life

Jose Diaz-Balart was born on November 7, 1960, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is the son of Rafael Diaz-Balart y Gutierrez, a former Cuban politician and Hilda Caballero Brunet. He grew up along with his three brothers, Rafael Diaz-Balart(a banker), Lincoln Diaz-Balart (a former US representative) and Mario Diaz-Balart (a US representative).

Balart is of Cuban-American nationality. He attended New College of Florida and University of Cambridge.


Jose Diaz-Balart currently serves as the anchor for Noticiero Telemundo, a Hispanic news program, and Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart, a Sunday morning public affairs program. Besides, he also presents the NBC Nightly News on Saturdays.

Balart made history in August 1996 by becoming the first Cuban-American to host a network news program, anchoring the CBS News program This Morning. Further, he co-hosted Telemundo Network's Esta Mañana and Cada Día, a public affairs show.

In June 2011, he hosted MSNBC Live, filling in for MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer. He substituting Brewer from June 20 to 24 made him the first U.S. journalist to simultaneously broadcast both English and Spanish newscasts on two networks.

On 20 May 2014, MSNBC announced that Diaz-Balart would be hosting the 10 AM news hour starting in mid-June. He took the place of Chris Jansing, NBC News' Senior Whitehouse Correspondent.
On 10 November 2014, it was announced that Diaz-Balart would be hosting The Daily Rundown on 17 November 2014, with expanding the program for two hours. The Daily Rundown later became MSNBC Live with Jose Diaz-Balart.


Diaz-Balart won a national Emmy for his work with Telemundo Network. For his work at WTVJ-TV, he received two Emmy awards, four Hispanic excellence in Journalism Awards and an Associated Press Award, all in the 1980s. 

In 2006, he was honored with a Du Pont and Peabody and Orchid award for best news anchor. Also, Media 100 named his best anchor three times and was listed by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in U.S.

In 2010, he was honored with a Silver Circle Award by the National Academy of Television Sciences.

Personal Life

Exploring his relationship status, he is already married to the love of his life. She is mostly seen with him on many occasions and award ceremony by which we can guess she is a very supportive wife. There has been no report of any conflict or extramarital affair till now which proves that they are leading a happy married life. Together they are parents of two children viz, two daughters. The names of their children have not been disclosed, but he often talks about his children while being interviewed.

Net Worth

The time Emmy award winner, Diaz-Balart has served in the field of journalism for more than three decades. From his successful career, he has probably earned a net worth in seven-digit figure.

He has been a part of many reputed networks such as CBS, MSNBC, and Telemundo. According to the sources, reports of CBS are paid around $155,417-$168,869 and MSNBC reporters makes $71,163- $77,520. He possibly made around the same amount.

Jose Diaz-Balart Married

First Marriage with Brenda Diaz-Balart

There is no exact date when they got married. She has given birth to two children viz two daughters. Her picture along with him can be found in different sites.

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