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Cecilia Alvear

Cecilia Alvear, a pioneering Latina journalist in television news and the former President of the National Association of

Hispanic Journalists is a Field Producer with NBC Network News in Burbank, California.

As a producer Alvear has covered many major news stories; among them, the wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua in the 1980's, the Mexico City earthquake in 1985, protests and elections in Chile and, the "War on Drugs" in Bolivia, Peru and Colombia , the Mengele investigation in Brazil, unrest in Panama, two interviews with Fidel Castro in Cuba, the Pan American Games in Havana, the Barcelona Olympics, the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, the Colosio assassination, and all the events that have affected the Los Angeles area in recent years: riots, earthquakes, Hollywood and the O.J. Simpson trial. In 1988 Cecilia Alvear was one of twelve American journalists chosen for the prestigious Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University where she spent the academic year 1988-89.

 

 

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