Meet Ray Suarez, Forum Moderator

During his 30 years as a television news anchor and radio journalist, Ray Suarez has hosted programs and reported for Al Jazeera America, PBS, CNN, and NPR. He served as senior national correspondent for the PBS Newshour, where he covered global health, the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, DC,  four Presidential elections, and moderated two Presidential debates. 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. He is currently co-host of the radio program and podcast World Affairs for KQED and the World Affairs Council.

Suarez has been honored with multiple awards for his work, and is co-recipient of the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award for his coverage of South Africa’s first democratic election in 1994. Along with his work in journalism, Suarez travels throughout the U.S. and worldwide for public speaking engagements.