By Leonard Rodriguez

This column highlights inspiring stories of Latino leaders. For more than 500 years, Latino men and women have positively influenced the face of United States society. Let us celebrate these outstanding hispanics

Giselle Fernandez

From Bosnia to Cuba, journalist Giselle Fernandez has traveled the globe interviewing world leaders and reporting on international news. Obtaining her first on-the-air job out of college, Fernandez settled at Miami’s WCIX-TV. Landing the first English interview with Fidel Castro in two decades and working live covering a scud-missile attack in the Persian Gulf War earned Fernandez recognition as a hard-working and respected journalist. Prior to joining NBC-TV’s “Access Hollywood,” Fernandez anchored NBC’s weekend edition of “today” and the Sunday edition of NBC’s “Nightly News.”

Her cutting-edge reports have earned her five Emmy Awards and a solid reputation as an accomplished journalist.