Mistress of Ceremonies

Neida Sandoval

Emmy Awarded TV Journalist, News Anchor and Radio Host


Neida Sandoval is one of the most beloved personalities in Hispanic broadcasting in the U.S. and Latin America. Sandoval became the first Central American journalist to become a national news anchor for Univision; the number one Hispanic television network in the United States. Over the course of her thirty year career, Sandoval has accumulated a wealth of experience and accomplishments. Her stellar tenure with Univision included work in New Mexico, Texas and Florida. Furthermore, she is renowned for co-founding the number one Hispanic Morning show,“Despierta America” which she co-hosted for 15 years. 

Sandoval's extensive work has garnered several coveted prizes, among them two prestigious national Emmy awards for the coverage of Hurricane Mitch, which struck Central America. Sandoval reported on the devastation from her native Honduras. During the course of her career, Sandoval covered events that changed the World such as the 9/11 attacks in New York, the Iraq War and the fall of Saddam Hussein as well as many other important national and international news stories; the rescue of the Chilean miners, the daily exodus of immigrants across the US-Mexico border, the tragedy in Waco, Texas, the murder of singer Selena, and the terrorist explosion in Oklahoma City, among others.

Sandoval is currently the News Anchor for Telemundo’s national morning show Un Nuevo Día, transmitted throughout the United States and Latin America. On the radio, Sandoval  leads a team of renowned journalists in GLR Networks’ "Minute 60" (PRISA Radio), a headline newscast that is transmitted in 70 cities across the nation.

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