Diaz- Balart is known to be the first journalist of the Cuban origin to host a major news program. He has been associated with news networks like the MSNBC, Telemundo and NBC News.
Early lifeJose Diaz-Balart was born on November 7th, 1960 at Fort Lauderdale, Florida in Cuba. He is the son of Rafael Díaz-Balart who is a former Cuban politician named Rafael Diaz Balart. His brothers, Lincoln Diaz Balart and Mario Diraz are also exceptionally talented personalities. Diaz-Balart is an American by nationality and a Cuban American by ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He got his education from New College of Florida.
CareerJose Diaz-Balart is the host of the show, The Daily Rundown. Similarly, he has also hosted show on MSNBC titled Live with Jose Diaz Balart. At present, he is hosting a news program on Telemundo named Noticiero Telemundo.
Diaz- Balart was awarded with the Emmy award for his outstanding work at WTVJ-TV in Miami. He was also honored with numerous other awards including the Peabody as well as the Du Pont Awards for his remarkable contribution in the field of journalism.
The National Academy of Television Sciences has named Diaz- Balart as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the US. He is also the recipient of the Silver Circle Award. He contributed to MSNBC also as the replacement anchor for Contessa Brewer.
Personal LifeJose Diaz Balart comes from a reputed family. His father was a former Cuban politician. His brother, Rafael is a banker; Mario is a U.S representative while another brother Lincoln is a former U.S representative. His aunt Mirta Diaz-Balart was the first wife of Fidel Castro so Diaz- Balart is the nephew of Fidel Castro.
Diaz Balart's uncle, Waldo Diaz-Balart is a famous Cuban painter. As per sources, Diaz Balart is already married but detailed information regarding his wife is unknown. He is known to have two daughters.
Physical features and Net worthJose Diaz Balart is average in height and his weight is around 67 kilogram. At the age of 56 years, he still looks young with a dynamic personality. His hair is of black color and his eyes are of blue color.
The estimated net worth of Jose Diaz Balart is around $ 5 million.