Pedro Ricardo Sevcec (born c. 1950 in Montevideo) is a former anchor of Telemundo newscast and television reporter who works for America TV / Miami in the United States. He also has his own afternoon drive radio show on WSUA Miami- Radio Caracol 1260 AM called La Ventana con Pedro Sevcec and a show on WJAR-CA,"AmericaTeve", channel 41. He was born in Uruguay.
Sevcec in the United States has had much success as a news reporter. He was in Kuwait for the first Gulf War, and, after three weeks of military training in Virginia, he went to Iraq to cover the newest war there. On February 17, 2004, a bomb exploded in an Iraqi school where Sevcec was filming a report about the opening of the school, with no one being injured. He also survived a shooting between guerrillas and the military in El Salvador years before.
In addition to his work as a journalist in troubled areas, he also played second string to Enrique Gratas on their tabloid news show Ocurrio asi, until Gratas left. Sevcec a television reporter for 10 years took over as the show's anchorman for eight years, and later he became a talk show host too, El Show de Sevcec running on Telemundo for a few seasons in the late 1990s.
He is an award winning journalist whose interviews with presidents and world leaders include one with George W. Bush. In September 2001, he and Brit Hume of Fox News Channel were the only two journalists to attend President Bush's first state dinner.
He was involved in the Los Angeles May Day Mêlée that took part on May 1, 2007. In video footage of the incident, Sevcec is seen running away from oncoming police officers just as his evening live broadcast was taking place. In an interview, he recounted how police were hitting women and children as they were running away.
On December 16, 2009, Telemundo announced that Pedro Sevcec was being replaced as anchor of the Noticiero Telemundo nightly newscast with Jose Diaz-Balart, a veteran anchor and reporter. The Miami Herald reported that Telemundo was replacing Sevcec as "part of a big new push at Telemundo toward news integration -- not just between shows, but between the network's broadcast, cable and digital operations as well." His most recent television appearance was on the news show, A Mano Limpia.
He currently has a show airing at 10:30pm on WJAR-CA, called "Sevcec A Fondo"