Host of NBC’s Consumer 101, Bilingual Entertainment Journalist, & Podcaster
Jack Rico is the host of NBC and Telemundo’s national broadcast show Consumer 101, the first-ever television show from Consumer Reports in both English and Spanish. He is also a bilingual entertainment journalist who is a familiar face on NBC’s TODAY Show and has appeared on MSNBC, VH1, E News!, Telemundo, and Univision. His think pieces and interviews can also be seen online on NBCNews.com. Rico also hosts the influential Latinx podcast, Highly Relevant, a show centered around covering Latinx pop culture in the United States.
Rico has received various television awards, including the Associated Press, El Diario ‘EL‘ Award and The Ace Award. He is currently a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, one of the most prestigious and largest film critic organizations in the United States, as well as LEJA (The Latino Entertainment Journalists Association), and the New York Film Critics Online. In 2011, Jack created and was named Chairman of ¡Viva Broadway!―the first Hispanic initiative of The Broadway League.
Born and raised by Colombian parents in Queens, New York, Rico made journalism history when he became part of the founding on-air anchors that launched Univision’s Al Despertar in 1999, the first Spanish language morning newscast in New York City.
Prior to his extensive career in front of the camera and on the page, Jack Rico received a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Miami Dade College. In 2004, he was a part of the New York Knicks Community Outreach program that focused on mentoring within the Latino community.