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Ray Suarez
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Ray Suarez

From NPR and PBS to Al Jazeera America, this award-winning Hispanic journalist draws from over four decades at the forefront of news coverage to provide valuable insight on race, politics and media.

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Against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving media landscape, Ray Suarez delivers a candid and authoritative examination of society, politics and the broad impacts of America’s demographics shift to a “minority majority”. 

Best known as a broadcast journalist for NPR and PBS NewsHour, Ray has covered news stories across the country and around the world, most notably reporting on a range of issues driving change in American life, including race, immigration and demographic shifts.

With a front row seat to the rapid evolution of the country’s changing landscape, he offers a fascinating firsthand perspective on the implications of these trends on individuals, organizations and national policy. Drawing on in-depth research from his books, including Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation, Ray offers recommendations for adapting to inevitable change. 

Ray’s professionalism as a journalist carries over to the stage, as he delivers information with authenticity, objectivity and clarity. With his warm and accessible style, quick wit and passion for uncovering details, he engages audiences, even on difficult and complex topics, in presentations that leave listeners enlightened, stimulated and optimistic for what’s to come.

Award-winning Journalist, Author, and The John J. McCloy Visiting Professor of American Studies at Amherst College
Keywords: NPR; Journalist; Media; Race; American Demographics

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