David Noriega Joins NBC News & MSNBC as Los Angeles-Based Correspondent

David Noriega has a new base…

The Colombian American journalist and broadcast news correspondent has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a correspondent based in Los Angeles.

David NoriegaNoriega previously worked at Vice News, where he covered criminal justice, organized extremism and labor issues, as well as migration across North and South America, North Africa and Europe.

Betsy Korona, senior vice president of editorial newsgathering, wrote in a memo to staffers that Noriega “has reported nationally and internationally on a wide-range of stories including asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border, mass shootings in America, the fentanyl crisis, teachers’ strikes in Los Angeles and Denver, Brazil’s election upheaval, and the demobilization of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.”

Noriega also hosted and was co-director of the digital series Border to Border, which looked at the international borders on three continents.

He previously was a national reporter at BuzzFeed News.

He received Emmy nominations for his coverage of Central American migration, the Venezuelan political crisis and the assassination of environmentalists in Colombia.

His work has won awards from The New York Press Club, The National Association of Hispanic Journalists and The French-American Foundation.


Showtime Renews Newsmagazine Series “Vice,” with Paola Ramos, for Third & Fourth Seasons

Paola Ramos isn’t removing her vice

Showtime has renewed its newsmagazine series Vice, featuring the 35-year-old Mexican-American journalist, for a third and fourth season.

The series hails from Shane Smith’s youth-focused media company.

The third season will launch on May 1 and will run eight episodes through June 19 with a fourth eight episodes airing later this year.

The half-hour series will feature immersive reporting from the frontlines of global conflict and civil uprisings and this season will feature new stories from its team of global correspondents.

Vice has run for two seasons on Showtime, having previously aired six seasons on HBO.

In addition to Ramos, the reporting team of diverse group of journalists includes Hind Hassan, Alzo Slade, Seb Walker, Gianna Toboni, Ben C. Solomon, David Noriega and Krishna Andavolu.

Produced by Vice News, Beverly Chase is the executive producer and showrunner for Vice. Craig Thomson is co-executive producer, and Subrata De is the senior executive producer for the series.

Showtime Renews Paola Ramos’ Docuseries “Vice” for Second Season

The Show(time) must go on for Paola Ramos

Showtime has ordered a second season of its docuseries Vice, featuring the Cuban and Mexican American journalist as one of its correspondents.

The renewal comes shortly after the series wrapped its first season on Showtime and received a 2020 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special, the first Emmy nomination on the network.

“In the most challenging conditions imaginable, Vice serves as our collective conscience, delivering vital reporting from around the world, often at great risk to themselves,” said Vinnie Malhotra, EVP, Nonfiction Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “We could not be more proud of the work the team has done, and we’ve marveled at their exceptional investigative and in-depth reporting. We anxiously await what Vice will tackle in the coming season.”

This past season, Ramos and her fellow Vice journalists quickly adapted to cover stories of the COVID-19 pandemic and its rippling effect on local communities around the world, reporting from high-risk epicenters in New York, Italy, Brazil, Iran, Cambodia and more.

Each half-hour episode of Vice pursues untold stories on the environment, social justice, civil rights and identity, tackling complex geopolitical stories from all corners of the globe.

In addition to Ramos, the daughter of journalist Jorge Ramos, the Vice reporting team includes journalists Isobel Yeung, Gianna Toboni, Alzo Slade, Suroosh Alvi, Hind Hassan, David Noriega, Krishna Andavolu, Ben Anderson, Dexter Thomas and Seb Walker.

Produced by Vice News, Beverly Chase is the executive producer and showrunner for Vice.

Vice previously aired for six seasons on HBO, earning 12 Emmy nominations and winning two.

“We’re hugely thankful to Showtime for their dedication to the pursuit of compelling international journalism in what continues to be an era-defining year for the world,” said Chase. “Journalism is essential, and our team of award-winning reporters, producers, editors and DPs are thrilled to be back to deliver more impactful storytelling next season.”

Paola Ramos Joins Vice News as Correspondent

Paola Ramos is joining the Vicesquad…

The Latina journalist is joining Vice News as a correspondent, starting this week, in the first notable new hire by Jesse Angelo since he joined the company as head of news and entertainment in June.

Ramos has previously written for Vice.com and hosted Latin-X, a Vice series focused on under-reported stories about the Latinx community. 

In her new role, Ramos will work across platforms. Two key venues for her work will be Vice and Vice News Tonight, which are both set to relaunch on new networks after a multi-year deal with HBO wound down a few months ago. Vice, a documentary series, will debut on Showtime next spring, and Vice News Tonight will start airing on the Viceland cable network in early 2020.

“Paola is an extraordinary talent and has done some incredible reporting in her career. The depth of her coverage on the Latinx community goes beyond the typical stories of immigration and the crisis at the border, and taps into underrepresented issues that matter to Millennial and Gen Z viewers,” Angelo said. “She connects with audiences in ways that make her exactly the type of person we want to tell Vice News stories.”

A regular contributor to Telemundo and MSNBC, Ramos is the former Deputy Director of Hispanic Media for Hillary Clinton and a former political appointee in the Obama White House. She holds degrees from Barnard Collegeand Harvard’sKennedy School.

Next year “will go down in history as one of the most consequential years of our lifetime and I cannot think of a better platform to inspire and mobilize young people across the country,” Ramos said. “I look forward to telling stories that impact our generation, to uncovering untold truths and to shedding light on the voices that are on the front lines of change.”