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Lynda Baquero is an Emmy award-winning correspondent who has been with the NBC family in a variety of high profile positions since 1995.
Baquero has filed numerous reports for the station both at home and abroad, including a trip to Puerto Rico where she filed stories on the Commonwealth’s economy and tourism, trips to Salt Lake City and Atlanta to report on the Olympic Games, a trip to the Mideast to cover the visit of Pope John Paul II to the Holy Land, as well as a trip to Cuba where she filed several reports on the economy and the state of religion in anticipation of the Pope’s historic trip to the country.
Baquero also traveled to Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where she covered the arrival of Hurricane Georges and its devastating aftermath. Most recently, Baquero traveled to Fort Bragg in North Carolina for a feature story titled "Women in Combat."
Baquero joined News 4 New York in 1995 from NY1 News where she was a daily news anchor and consumer reporter for three years. At NY1, Baquero was one of two-dozen "video journalists" responsible for researching, writing, shooting and editing her own stories.
Prior to NY1, Baquero was at WCBS-TV, New York, for five years. While there, she worked in almost every aspect of the newsroom ranging from desk assistant to researcher to assignment editor and finally ,associate producer of the daily consumer action segment, "Troubleshooter."
Baquero has also worked as an associate producer of "NELY!" a talk show produced at WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, and for Telemundo where she wrote and co-produced various Spanish-language network specials.
A year after joining NBC New York, Baquero was named co-anchor of the station's popular weekend editions of "Today in New York." She held that post for two years before moving to the weekend evening newscasts. She has also served as co-anchor of "News 4 New York at 6PM" with David Ushery and as co-anchor of "NewsChannel 4 at 6PM" with Chuck Scarborough.
Baquero is the recipient of the 1998 local Emmy Award for "Religious Programming" for her reports on the Pope's visit to Cuba. In 2006, she received her second Emmy award for "Best Evening Newscast" with Chuck Scarborough.
A graduate of New York University, Baquero holds a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is a native New Yorker and fluent in both Spanish and French. Baquero and her husband reside in Manhattan with their daughters.
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