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NEW YORK – (July 26, 2013) – Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, today announced that Emmy Award-winning journalist Antonio Mora will join the channel as host of Consider This, a weeknight current affairs talk show that will showcase hard-hitting interviews and panel discussions on issues important to American viewers. Consider This will also feature interactive segments where the audience will join the conversation via social media.
“Antonio has enormous experience as a reporter, anchor and interviewer. His enquiring mind and warmth on screen will make Consider This a home for smart conversation with a wide variety of people across the country,” said Paul Eedle, Al Jazeera America’s deputy launch manager in charge of programs.
Mora has received multiple honors throughout his career including two Peabody Awards, a national Edward R. Murrow Award, three national Emmy Awards, nine local Emmy Awards and a Silver Dome. In 1999, he was named one of the country’s “100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business magazine.
Mora distinguished himself nationally as a news anchor, senior correspondent and regular substitute host for Good Morning America. During his eight years at ABC, Mora also anchored breaking news coverage for ABC News, served as a correspondent for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and was a regular substitute anchor for the weekend edition of World News Tonight. He was the daily backup anchor for Peter Jennings in the weeks following the September 11 attacks. Mora also reported for Nightline and 20/20.
Most recently, Mora served as an anchor at CBS4 News in Miami after spending six years at Chicago’s CBS station, WBBM. Mora was the first Hispanic journalist to serve as a lead anchor at a network-owned station in Chicago. He was also the original host of Eye on Chicago, CBS 2’s Emmy-Award winning public affairs program.
“I am thrilled to be a part of an organization that’s committed to in-depth coverage of stories important to all Americans,” said Mora. “I’m truly looking forward to tackling important issues with our guests and bringing forth the voices of everyday Americans affected by the topics we’ll discuss on the show.”
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