Ray Suarez

Ray Suarez has had a more than 40-year career in print, radio, and television news. He recently completed an appointment as a visiting professor of political science at NYU Shanghai. He currently hosts the radio program and podcast On Shifting Ground for KQED, the podcast Going for Broke for the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and the podcast series The Things I Thought About When My Body Was Trying to Kill Me, on cancer, for Evergreen Productions. He was host of the daily news program Inside Story on Al Jazeera America. Before that Suarez was Chief National Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. He came to PBS from NPR, where he was the host of the midday news program Talk of the Nation. He has contributed writing to many books, and is the author of three, most recently Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation. Suarez’ journalism has been recognized with two DuPont-Columbia Silver Batons, the National Council of La Raza’s Ruben Salazar Award, and UCLA’s Public Policy Leadership Award for his reporting on urban America. His next book, for Little, Brown is scheduled for publication in 2024. It will cover the last five decades of demographic change in America, and what it means for the country’s future. You can read, and hear, some of his recent work at https://www.linkedin.com/in/raysuareznews/