Starting in August, veteran Telemundo and MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart, will begin anchoring NBC Nightly News on Saturdays, according to multiple news reports.
Diaz-Balart will continue anchoring his Telemundo programs, “Noticiero Telemundo” on weeknights and “Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart” on Sunday mornings, but will give up his MSNBC duties. His new role at NBC Nightly News will allow Diaz-Balart to helm two top news shows on two different broadcast networks in two two different languages, Spanish and English.
Both NBC and Telemundo are owned by NBCUniversal.
“This is a significant moment for the broadcast and a true testament to Jose’s many talents,” NBC News executive Janelle Rodriguez told The Los Angeles Times.
Diaz-Balart, 55, became the first Cuban American to anchor a network newscast when he joined “CBS This Morning” in 1996.