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Ethnicity  Puerto Rican
Name  Ray Suarez
Occupation  Journalist, Anchor
Role  Broadcaster
Religion  Episcopalian
Spouse  Carole Suarez
Children  Rafael, Eva and Isabel

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Full Name  Rafael Suarez, Jr.
Born  March 5, 1957 (age 66) (1957-03-05) Brooklyn, New York, USA
Notable credit(s)  PBS NewsHour, Talk of the Nation, American RadioWorks, Inside Story
Education  New York University, University of Chicago
TV shows  PBS NewsHour, Inside Story
Nominations  News & Documentary Emmy Award for New Approaches: Current News Coverage
Books  Latino Americans: The 500, The Old Neighborhood: What We, The Holy Vote, Latino Americans Deluxe: T
Similar People  Hari Sreenivasan, Jim Lehrer, Robert MacNeil

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Rafael Suarez, Jr. (born March 5, 1957), known as Ray Suarez,is an American broadcast journalist and the current John J. McCloy Visiting Professor of American Studies at Amherst College. Most recently, Suarez was the host of of Inside Story on Al Jazeera America Story, a daily news program on Al Jazeera America, until that network ceased operation in 2016. Suarez joined the PBS NewsHour in 1999 and was a senior correspondent for the evening news program on the PBS television network until 2013. He is also host of the international news and analysis public radio program America Abroad from Public Radio International. He was the host of the National Public Radio program Talk of the Nation from 1993-1999. In his more than 30-year career in the news business, he has also worked as a radio reporter in London and Rome, as a Los Angeles correspondent for CNN, and as a reporter for the NBC-owned station WMAQ-TV in Chicago.


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Personal life

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Born and raised in Brooklyn, Suarez attended public schools in the borough from kindergarten through 12th grade, graduating in 1974 from John Dewey High School. In 1975, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Brooklyn Council. In 2009, Suarez was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award by the NCAC. He earned a BA in African History from New York University and an MA in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and three children, Rafael, Eva, and Isabel. Suarez is active locally and nationally in the Episcopal Church.

Career and publications

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Suarez is the author of three books. The most recent is Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation published by Penguin/Celebra in 2013. He is also the author of the 1999 book The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration: 1966-1999, a social commentary on the causes of the destitution found in the inner city. In 2006 he authored The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America, which examines the way Americans worship, how organized religion and politics intersect in America, and how this powerful collision is transforming the current and future American mind-set. The book is beginning to gather accolades for its timeliness and fair coverage from many sides of the issue. Suarez was a contributing editor for Si Magazine, a short-lived magazine depicting the Latino experience in the U.S.

Suarez hosted the program Destination Casa Blanca, produced by HITN TV from 2008-2011. The program covered Latino politics and policy for a national audience from Washington, D.C.

He is a contributor to the Oxford Companion to American Politics (June 2012), and wrote the companion volume to a PBS documentary series on the history of Latinos in America, Latino Americans: The 500-Year History That Shaped a Nation published by Penguin in 2013.

Suarez has contributed to many other books, including ''How I Learned English, Brooklyn: A State of Mind, Saving America's Treasures, and About Men. His columns, op-eds, and criticism have been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.

He co-wrote and hosted the 2009 documentary for PBS Jerusalem: Center of the World, and narrated for PBS Anatomy of a Pandemic, on the H1N1 outbreak.


  • Named as a 1996 Utne Reader "Visionaries"
  • Named as Hispanic Business "100 Influentials" among American Latinos
  • 1995 Global Awareness Award by Current History Magazine
  • 1996 Studs Terkel Award, Community Media Workshop
  • 1993-94 duPont-Columbia Silver Baton Awards (part of NPR's award for on-site coverage of the first all-race elections in South Africa)
  • 1994-95 duPont-Columbia Silver Baton Awards (part of NPR's award for coverage of the first 100 days of the 104th Congress)
  • 1996 RubĂ©n Salazar Award from the National Council of La Raza
  • 2005 Distinguished Policy Leadership Award from UCLA's School of Public Policy
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from NYU
  • Professional Achievement Award from the University of Chicago
  • 2009 - Distinguished Eagle Scout
  • 2010-Hall of Fame, National Association of Hispanic Journalists
  • 2012- Bridge-Builder Award, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
  • 2013 Schwartz Visiting Fellow, Pomfret School, Pomfret CT.
  • Honorary doctorates
  • Kalamazoo College, Doctor of Humane Letters
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Westminster College
  • Xavier University
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • St. John's University
  • Bloomfield College
  • California State University-Monterey Bay
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Dominican College (New York)
  • Utica College
  • State University of New York-Plattsburgh
  • The University of the South (Sewanee)
  • City College of New York
  • Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Fellowships
  • Benton Fellowship in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Chicago
  • References

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