Thursday, September 15, 2011
Cecilia Alvear, a pioneering Latina television journalist and the former President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, works as a freelance video/multimedia producer. For 25 years, she was employed by NBC Network News until her retirement in 2007. Alvear was the network's Mexico City Bureau Chief from 1982 until 1984 when she was transferred to Miami to serve as the Senior Producer for Latin America. She was named a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1988 and resumed her NBC News career in 1989 when she was assigned to the West Coast bureau in Burbank, California.
A native of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, Alvear has covered many major news stories ranging from wars and natural disasters in Central and South America to the Barcelona Olympics to the Northridge earthquake, and the O.J. Simpson trials in Los Angeles.
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