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Jack Rico

Bilingual entertainment journalist, television and podcast host, and film critic at NBC News & New Majority Storytelling

Jack Rico is an award-winning bilingual entertainment journalist, television host, and film critic. He has worked in media and entertainment for over twenty years and has appeared on MSNBC, NPR, TODAY Show, Univision, Telemundo, and VH-1. Rico also hosts the awarding-winning podcast magazine Brown and Black with Film critic Mike Sargent.

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.