Raul Peimbert

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Raul Peimbert
Raul Peimbert Diaz.jpg
Born Raúl Díaz Peimbert
Nationality Mexicana

Raul Peimbert Diaz is a Mexican newscaster,[1] who also served as General Coordinator of Media Affairs for the Government of the Mexican State of Veracruz.

Peimbert was born in Santiago Tuxtla, Veracruz, México (1962). He got his start in television at a young age, as a news editor for a station in Guadalajara. He went on to anchor the news first in Xalapa,Ver., Mexico for Channel 4 (TV_MAS) and later in the city of Veracruz, for the local Televisa Station.

In 1991 he began his career in Spanish-language television in the United States, first as co-anchor at Univision Network and later at Telemundo as Main News Anchor.

A few months later, along with the News Show, he started a new program “América Habla con Raul Peimbert” a one-on one interview show that has allowed him to be one of the few Hispanic journalists that has interviewed more than 40 Latin American presidents, among them: Felipe Calderon Hinojosa(Mexico), Vicente Fox Quezada[2] (México), Carlos Salinas de Gortari (México), Ernesto Zedillo (México), Carlos Saúl Menem (Argentina), Alberto Fujimori (Perú), César Gaviria (Colombia), Ernesto Samper (Colombia), Eduardo Frei (Chile), Ernesto Pérez Balladares (Panamá), Armando Calderón Sol (El Salvador), Rafael Caldera (Venezuela), Jaime Paz Zamora (Bolivia), Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada (Bolivia), Juan Carlos Wasmosy (Paraguay), Carlos Roberto Reina (Honduras), José López Portillo (México), Miguel De la Madrid (México), Joaquín Balaguer (República Dominicana), Antonio Saca (El Salvador), Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua), Hugo Chávez (Venezuela), Leonel Fernadez (República Dominicana), William Clinton (United States).[3]

His work goes beyond the News boundaries, “America Habla” has allowed him to interview remarkable personalities such as writers, singers and artists, Plácido Domingo, Rigoberta Menchu, Isabel Allende, Jacobo Zabludoysky, Carlos Fuentes, Joan Manuel Serrat, Elena Poniatowska, Mercedes Sosa, Oswaldo Guayasamin Jose Luis Cuevas, Alberto Cortes, and Facundo Cabral among others.

Other special assignments include all the visits of John Paul II to Latin America, the ongoing news coverage of the murdered presidential Mexican candidate, Luis Donaldo Colosio, the Los Angeles earthquake, the Federal Building explosion in Oklahoma, the terrorist attack on the twin towers in New York, the LA fires, and the floods in the state of Tabasco, Mexico in 2007.

The National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences has recognized Raul Peimbert with 17 nominations and 11 Emmy Awards.

Among many other awards and recognitions, he received the “Crystal Apple”, in New York, for his work with the Hispanic community.

That same year in Los Angeles, Richard Riordan, the mayor, declared Peimbert “Guest of Honor” and in México he received “La Presea de la Libertad de Expresión”.

In 1995, the Hispanic Council of United States of America, bestowed the award of “Don Quijote” in recognition of his extraordinary labor in favor of the Hispanic culture and tradition.

In 1998, he joined Radio Unica, a Hispanic Radio Network, where he hosted “Muy Temprano”, with his wife Fulvia Peimbert.

He also presented the news for MVS Noticias in Mexico City and eventually became the News Anchor at the Telemundo in Los Angeles.

In 2002, he was hired as a General Coordinator of Media Affairs for the government of the State of Veracruz, Mexico. He gave up the position in 2004 after Miguel Alemán Velasco, the former governor, left the office.

From November 2005 to November 2011, Peimbert worked for Univision affiliate KMEX in Los Angeles as a primary anchor. In 2012 he took a lead anchor position at KXLN, Houston's Univision affiliate.

In 2007 The George Foster Peabody Awards [4] has granted recognition to Raul Peimbert for his participation in "Ya Es Hora",[5] a social campaign produced by Univision Communications.

Peimbert is married to Fulvia Camargo Gomez, a radio personality, and have a daughter Alejandra.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rodriguez, América (1999). Making Latino news: race, language, class. SAGE. pp. 79–. ISBN 978-0-7619-1552-2. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  2. ^ http://fox.presidencia.gob.mx/actividades/?contenido=599 Vicente Fox Quesada
  3. ^ [1] Conferencistas.org English Translation
  4. ^ The Peabody Awards
  5. ^ PR Univision Communications Inc