Congratulations to NAHJ member, Antoine Sanfuentes. NBC News has promoted him from Washington bureau chief to senior vice president of NBC News and chief deputy to NBC News President, Steve Capus. Sanfuentes becomes the highest ranking Hispanic at NBC. He will be based in New York City.
Sanfuentes will oversee the DC Bureau, investigative reporting, strategic partnerships, and NBC News with Brian Williams. He tells us, “I am honored to assume this position as NBC News continues as the top news leader. We are uniquely positioned to do what we do best by serving our audience with the best reporting around on broadcast, cable, and the internet.”
Sanfuentes says he will continue to push for diversity initiatives. He adds, “I am humbled to lead our NBC News diversity council, which brings all the core editorial decision makers together to coordinate and promote diveristy on-air and behind the scenes.”
NAHJ hopes to work closely with Sanfuentes, NBC News, and Comcast in their diversity efforts. NAHJ President, Hugo Balta says, ” Congratulations to Antoine and to NBC News. Diversity breeds innovation resulting in business growth. It is inspiring to see NBC promote not only a qualified candidate to such an influential decision making role, but also a candidate who reflects the emerging majority of this country.”