CORRESPONDENT – 60 MINUTES+
Enrique Acevedo was named a correspondent for 60 Minutes+ in 2021, when the new version of the Sunday classic debuted on Paramount+.
The award-winning journalist was a correspondent on the 60 MINUTES program “60 in 6” in 2020, which launched on the mobile platform Quibi. There he reported on the pandemic’s effect on the already dangerous lives of migrants trying to reach the U.S. and examined the harmful effects of global warming on the coral reefs off Florida’s coast.
Acevedo was the anchor of the Spanish language news channel Noticiero Univision’s evening newscast for nearly 10 years, one of the most watched Spanish broadcast in America. He has reported in English and in Spanish from conflict zones, disasters and world news events, including the drug wars in his native Mexico, the AIDS epidemic in Africa, the Boston Marathon bombing and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. He won an Emmy in 2017 for his insightful Univision report on the Amazon. He has also distinguished himself reporting for NBC Telemundo and the Latin American media giant Televisa. He began his career writing for the Mexico City newspaper Reforma.
Among his high-profile interviews, Acevedo counts President Barack Obama, Desmond Tutu, and Kofi Annan. He is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism, which chose his coverage of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan for a top 100 list of news stories it published to commemorate its 100th anniversary. He was named the News Literacy Project’s John S. Carroll Journalist Fellow for 2019 for his contributions to the public interest.