During a career that has spanned more than 35 years, Juan Gonzalez has emerged as one of the country’s best-known Latino journalists. He has been a staff columnist for New York’s Daily News since 1987, and a co-host since 1996 of Democracy Now, a daily morning news show that airs on more than 1,200 community and public radio and television stations across the US and Latin America. His investigative reports on urban policy, the environment, race relations, the labor movement and US relations with Latin America have garnered numerous accolades, including two George Polk Awards for commentary and lifetime achievement awards from the National Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the National Council of La Raza. Read More >
"Juan Gonzalez was terrific. He was very personable and friendly. He connected well with both students and faculty. He touched on relevant and pressing social issues. The history of race in the media was the primary topic, but he answered a lot of the students’ questions on a range of issues such as the current political campaign, the Puerto Rican debt crisis, the CIA's involvement in destabilizing overthrowing democratically elected governments in Central and Latin American, the Black Lives Matter movement, etc. Juan also stayed a little longer than his planned schedule. We are grateful for his time with us."