April 21, 1967 |
|Education||University of Miami (B.A.)|
|Home town||Miami, Florida|
|Spouse(s)||Dr. Armando Hassun Jr.|
|Children||Frances, Armando Jr., Carolina, Isabella|
|Relatives||Jose, Frank (brothers)|
Early years and education
Nespral began her entertainment and television career as a college student at the University of Miami, where she was elected Orange Bowl Queen in Miami in 1985 and 1986 and was also inducted into UM's Iron Arrow Honor Society.
She graduated from the University of Miami with degrees in psychology and communications. Following her graduation from the University of Miami, Nespral went on to complete a degree in print and broadcast journalism at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.
Univision, Television Marti and CNN
Nespral began her career in television as a spokesmodel for Sabado Gigante on Univision. She then joined Univision's TV Mujer (or TV Woman) on its final season. After the cancellation of TV Mujer, she was chosen as one of the anchors, in 1990, of Univision's national news show, Noticias y Mas ("News and More").
The Today Show
Nespral is a board director member for the March of Dimes organization and the University of Miami. She is also involved with the Columbia Women's Center, the Child Development Center and the Amigos for Kids organizations.
Nespral has earned four Emmy Awards, an Easter Seals award and an honorable mention from the American Women in Radio and Television organization during her television news career. She has also received the key to Miami and a Resolution of Tribute from the University of Miami.
She is married to Dr. Armando Hassun Jr. with whom she has three daughters (Frances, Carolina, and Isabella) and one son (Armando, Jr.). She has two brothers (Jose and Frank).
- "About Us: Jackie Nespral". NBC Miami. September 29, 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2011.