Former Vice President Press & Public Affairs, NBC
Anna Carbonell served as Vice President, Press & Public Affairs, NBC4 and Telemundo 47, and as a member of the NBC Diversity Council. While she directed the stations' press and community service efforts throughout the Tri-State area, a position she assumed in July 2002, Ms. Carbonell also advised senior management as to best practices and corporate policy for securing and maintaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce.
Ms. Carbonell first joined Channel 4 in July 1995 as Director of Station Relations and Executive Producer for the station's public affairs programs Visiones and Positively Black, also serving as host of Visiones for almost two years. In May 2000, she was named Director of Press & Public Affairs, adding the press relations responsibilities for the station to her existing community responsibilities.
Ms. Carbonell has nearly 30 years of experience working in the Tri-State community in the press and public relations arena. She joined Channel 4 from WABC-TV, where she served as the official voice of Channel 7 and manager of press information and public affairs. Ms. Carbonell was also host and executive-producer of the station's public affairs program TIEMPO for more than 13 years.
In 1989, Hispanic Business Magazine named her one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" in the nation, and in 1995 the New York Daily News named her one of the 50 New York Influential Latinos. Ms. Carbonell has received numerous industry honors and recognitions throughout her career, most recently receiving the Board of Governor's Award for Lifetime Achievement by the local chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Her many board memberships and industry affiliations include roles with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Educational Fund (PRLDEF) and City Arts.
Ms. Carbonell majored in Political Science at City College in New York.