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Jorge Gestoso

Journalist

Internationally known award-winning journalist Jorge Gestoso was the face of CNN en español and the network’s symbol throughout the U.S. and Latin America since 1988. For 16 years, Gestoso was the main anchor for CNN en español and he also held the posts of senior correspondent in Washington DC, senior editor and advisor to the President of CNN en español.

Since June 2004, Jorge Gestoso has managed his own production company, GTN, Gestoso Television News. GTN produces a weekly television interview show in Spanish under the name of its host Jorge Gestoso, which broadcasts since January 2005 in the US and Latin America. He interviews world renowned personalities in the fields of politics, culture, economy, sports, etc.

Jorge Gestoso covered major events of the 20th and 21st centuries, including: the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, the Afghanistan War, on-site reporting of the fall of the Berlin Wall; the Gulf War; key moments of the Middle East peace process from Madrid and Washington, D.C.; the crisis in Iraq from Kuwait and Jordan; and the Russian elections from Moscow. He also reported from several war and conflict zones, including Kosovo, Chechnya, Bosnia, Haiti, and the border between Ecuador and Peru. He covered multiple Summits in North and South America and in the process interviewed most of Latin America’s presidents.

Jorge Gestoso is also well-known for having interviewed major world leaders. He hosted special coverage of Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Cuba, live from Havana.

Among other broadcasting awards, most recently he was honored with the Spanish-language Television Industry Award (INTE) for Best Male News Personality; Most Outstanding Male Anchor (given by the Association of Hispanic Critics of New York); Best Anchor on Spanish Language Television (from the three major Hispanic critics organizations in the United States); a special Gold Tabaré Award for excellence in journalism; and the Jean Cartier Award. Additionally, the Universidad Tecnológica of El Salvador awarded him the title of “Profesor Meritísimo.” Jorge Gestoso was the first national evening news anchor for the U.S. Spanish-language television network Telemundo, currently owned by NBC.

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Jorge Gestoso attended the University of Uruguay. He is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

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