Jessica Aguirre

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Speaker

JESSICA AGUIRRE is the 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM evening anchor at NBC Bay Area News, and an Emmy award-winning journalist. She has been a primetime, evening anchor, in the Bay Area for over twenty years. She began her career at the Spanish Language network, Univision, while attending the University of Miami. Before arriving in the Bay Area in 1998 she anchored and reported in Los Angeles and Miami, earning Emmy awards, as well as an Associated Press award. During her tenure at NBC Bay Area Aguirre won an Emmy for her poignant series, on the emotional journey of an East Bay transgender teen, another Emmy for her live coverage of the “Ghostship” warehouse fire in Oakland, and for field anchoring from the deadly Sonoma and Napa county firestorms. Most recently she was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle for twenty-five years of excellence in television journalism. As the daughter of immigrant parents, Aguirre is fluent in Spanish, and deeply involved in organizations that promote literacy and help stem the Latino achievement gap including The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. She serves on the board of Watermark. @jessaguirrenbc


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