Telemundo 52-KVEA announced that award-winning journalist Johana Suarez has joined the station as weekend anchor of Noticiero T52 and host of public affairs show Enfoque Los Angeles. A seasoned journalist, Johana has joined a team of renowned reporters to bring viewers the latest breaking news and a complete coverage on the issues that directly impact the Hispanic community in Southern California. As host of Enfoque Los Angeles, she will tackle a myriad of issues affecting the community including politics, immigration, economy, health and many more. Noticiero T52 airs on weekends at 6PM and 11pm, and Enfoque Los Angeles airs Sundays at 11:30AM on Telemundo 52- KVEA.
“We are thrilled to welcome Johana to the KVEA family,” said Celia Chavez, President and General Manager of Telemundo 52-KVEA Los Angeles. “She is a vital addition to our team. Her commitment to viewers along with her vast experience, credibility and in-depth knowledge of our community will serve in the best interest of our audience.” Johana Suarez added “I’m excited to join the Telemundo 52 Los Angeles family, an anxious to tell the stories of our Hispanic community.”
Award-winning journalist Suarez brings more than 10 years of experience working as a producer, reporter and anchor. She has been awarded 11 Emmy awards for her in-depth stories in such topics as health, culture, instructional/educational, program discussion, continuing coverage, and documentary. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Northern California regional Emmy award for Best Anchor in Spanish-language. She has also been recognized by the California State Senate for her moderator role in the political and public affairs show Voz y Voto. In 2011, Suarez was awarded a scholarship and successfully completed the Scripps Howard Immigration Training Program administered by the International Center for Journalists in Washington D.C. This intensive professional program trains journalists to better understand and cover the legal, social, economic and political impact of Immigration in the United States.
Throughout her journalistic career she has covered various Presidential, State and Local elections and has interviewed a wide range of personalities, including California Governor Jerry Brown, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, U.S. Treasury of the United States Rosario Marin, and Mexican Ambassador in the United States, Arturo Sarukhan, as well as Civil Rights leaders Dolores Huerta and Sylvia Mendez. In 2005, she was embedded with the California National Guard and went to New Orleans to cover Hurricane Katrina. Suarez holds a B.A. in Communications Studies and is currently pursuing a Masters’ degree in International Relations/ Conflict Resolution with a concentration in Latin-America’s Security Issues.
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