Biography of David V. Cruz
David Cruz is a veteran Broadcast Journalist and Radio Talk Show Host with Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, one of the nation’s largest media companies and the largest radio network in the United States. Additionally, Cruz is Director of Community Partnerships, one of CCM&E’s newest strategic projects to increase brand presence with both general market and Spanish-speaking audiences through collaborations with legacy non-profit organizations and Corporate Sponsors. Prior to joining CCM&E, Cruz was with NBC TV, Los Angeles where he anchored one of the highest-rated daily news programs.
As a broadcaster, Cruz has been nationally-recognized for his groundbreaking news reports including his National Emmy-award winning MSNBC report on Latino Immigrants, “The New Americans” as well as his work on CNN as Anchor/Moderator of the nation’s first nationally syndicated bilingual talk radio program, “La Voz de Texas” (“The Voice of Texas”).
Today, Cruz Anchors The David Cruz Show weekdays, 3-7PM on KTLK AM1150, the pm commute show having been extended into a fourth hour.
Cruz began his broadcast career with the Spanish International Network as News Director, KWEX TV, the first Spanish language television station in the United States. Since then, he has also worked for CBS, ABC and NBC affiliates and O&O’s. Among his assignments, Cruz has covered everything from conflicts in foreign countries, travels by Presidents and Popes to raging wildfires and floods in California.
Cruz has received numerous awards including the 2005 Golden Eagle, one of the highest honors bestowed by the media industry in Hollywood for professional achievement. He also received the Liberty Award, the highest distinction given to journalists for news coverage and community involvement in Education by the Latin Voters of America. Cruz is also a twice-recipient of the National Media Award by LULAC, America’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations for Latinos and a multiple Emmy-award winner at NBC TV for investigative stories on child predators, and consumer dangers.
Now, Cruz is mentoring the next generation developing new original content for television, online and mobile platforms while he returns to the role he enjoys most — being the storyteller of ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things in their individual communities for themselves and their families.