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CARLOS SUAREZ JOINS NBC 6 AS A WEEKEND MORNING ANCHOR

Miramar, FL – July 3, 2019 – NBC 6 / WTVJ has named Carlos Suarez weekend morning news anchor. Suarez will anchor the NBC 6 Today Newscasts at 6 AM and 9 AM on Saturdays and at 7 AM and 9:30 AM on Sundays. Suarez will make his on-air debut on Saturday, July 13, alongside meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin.

Suarez joins NBC 6 from the ABC affiliate station WPLG in Miami, Florida where he served as an anchor/reporter. Prior to this, he worked as a reporter at CBS affiliate station WINK in Ft. Myers, Florida.

“Carlos’ connection to and passion for our community will help further solidify our station’s mission of making a difference,” said Migdalia Figueroa, Vice President of News for NBC 6. “His experience in our market makes him an invaluable addition to our team and I’m pleased to welcome him to our NBC 6 family.”

Some of Suarez’s most notable news coverage while at WPLG includes coverage of Pope Francis’ historic visit to the US, the United Nations General Assembly meeting between President Obama and Raul Castro in New York, and a week-long series on the economic challenges facing Puerto Rico in 2015. During his time at WLPG, Suarez also covered major severe weather events that have highly impacted the South Florida market including Hurricane Irma.

“South Florida is home and I grew up watching WTVJ; a station rich with history,” said Suarez. “I’m fortunate to walk through its doors and work alongside a team of respected journalists.”

Suarez has received two Emmy® awards for his coverage of the Stoneman Douglas mass shooting and the FIU bridge collapse. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Florida International University.

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About NBC 6

NBC 6 / WTVJ is the NBC-owned station serving Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. NBC 6 was Florida’s first television station and has been covering news in South Florida for more than 60 years. WTVJ was founded on three basic principles: commitment to the community, excellence in journalism and pioneering and innovation. Today, NBC 6 produces more than 30 hours of local news and programming per week, delivers dynamic multi-platform content on NBC6.com and COZI TV and continues its commitment to the community by cultivating local partnerships and capturing the diversity of South Florida.

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