Do not be one of these people. She even managed to snag an interview early in her career with Fidel Castro during his time as dictator of Cuba. Company: The National Diversity Council Fernandez’ mother remarried a German UCLA student getting his PhD in 19thcentury Spanish literature, who then taught for many years and then in a funny twist to the story of her youth, her mother and stepfather ended up becoming Mariachi singers who performed in East LA and Mexico under the name, “Ron y Tequila”.   Prosecutors brought first-degree murder charges with a special circumstance of intentional murder by torture to Gabriel's mother Pearl Fernandez and her boyfriend Isauro Agguirre. She has received numerous Emmy Awards for her journalistic work. She works with a refugee center in LA that helps children from Central America fleeing threats of violence, murder and seeking asylum. Milken Global Conference panel on how Latinas are driving America’s economic growth. Their marriage lasted 10 years and then Fernandez’ mother took her children to the Valley to begin a new adventure. Major City Where You Work:... incredible interview with musical living legend, Carlos Santana, Maria Trusa Thanks Latin Biz Today [Video], Maria Trusa Honored with a Latin Business Spirit Award, Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Meet Lisa Carrington Firmin, Meet the Chief Soul Officer – Susie Levan, Businesses the Make a Difference – Meet Tony Argiz, Chairman and CEO of MBAF, Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Meet Angeles Valenciano, CEO, National Diversity Council. Fernandez thoroughly loved the work and the climb up to her hi-level positions while all the while still being a passionate observer of the human condition and wanting to be the voice of the common man. Beyond the Sport . Fernandez went to Sacramento State University and graduated with a degree in journalism. From Carlos Santana’s rise from a poor Mexican boy to guitar legend and his story of finding his faith, to Michael Milken’s incredible philanthropic reinvention of himself after his scandalous indictment for racketeering and securities fraud in 1989, to the incredible skyrocketing business of the Unanue brothers’ and their Goya brand, and Vicente Fox who in his post presidency of Mexico is still carrying on his mandate of a “better future today” in Mexico and the U.S.—these are just some of the incredible people she has had the opportunity to interview. For other inquiries, Contact Us. Mexican-American broadcast journalist known for her work on several CBS and NBC news programs. On February 26, 2020, Netflix released an emotional documentary - The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez - chronicling his life and how he was failed by missed opportunities to save him. As a topic that she is very passionate about, Fernandez moderated a 2016 Milken Global Conference panel on how Latinas are driving America’s economic growth. Her most recent venture being “Big Shots” which is a series of interviews with thinkers and inspiring people who desire to bring their vision of change to the world. © - use subject to the information collection practices disclosed in our Privacy Policy. I mentor and coach many active duty veterans and now those in the private sector. Calling out that they are the breadwinners in our families, the mothers of the new powerful generation of millennials graduating in higher numbers from colleges and starting businesses faster than any other demographic. Both Ezequiel and Virginia testified at their mother's boyfriend Isauro Aguirre's murder trial. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Every single person has insecurities and at one time or another fails to recognize their own potential and possible greatness. In the mid 60s the couple left Mexico for Los Angeles with Fernandez and her older brother, Pepe. If you haven’t already seen it, please see her incredible interview with musical living legend, Carlos Santana on Latin Business Today. She is currently serving a life sentence at Chowchilla State Women's Prison. She was born in Mexico City and raised from the age of four in Los Angeles, California. Latinas are in control of a large amount of consumer spending and they should know and own their power. LA Stories with Giselle Fernandez . Her mother truly felt herself to be Mexican in soul and always surrounded the family with her chosen culture and passion for all things Mexican including history, art, food, and song. During her time as a news correspondent with NBC, she was given the rare opportunity to interview Cuban president Fidel Castro. © 2020 - Latin Business Today. She also feels strongly about having a purpose and helping those who most need compassion and has created fundraising events that have helped causes that she cares deeply for. These females are the top super consumers that advertisers and brands want to capture to grow and survive. Although her mother was born Jewish, she raised her children in a home with both Spanish and English languages being spoken as well as honoring the traditional customs and culture of Mexico. She attributes this aspiration becoming truly formed after her parents divorced when she viewed her mother as a young woman with two kids in tow being quite the maverick of her time. She co-hosted both This Week in History (on The History Channel) and Access Hollywood on NBC. She knew she wanted to do something along these lines in her future. For eight months, Gabriel was subjected to physical and mental abuse. She says that she has experienced moments like this herself but has blown right past them. She found that she needed to re-invent herself and find ways to use her skills of writing, producing, observing the human condition to make a living on her own. Giselle Fernandez is a famous television journalist who works in the television currently working for KTLA. Giselle Fernandez – CBS news correspondent/anchor. “…these women need to stand tall and assume their position.” stated Fernandez. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Know your worth. Agguire was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to death in 2018. Inquiring about Fernandez’ achievements that she is the most proud of, she replies that she prides herself on the values and ideals she adheres to in her work—“the feeling of fulfillment when you see that your work has touched people and possibly made a difference”. Trust me it is a waste of time. After the birth of a brother and Giselle, her family moved to the East Hollywood area of LA where her father taught dance and her mother sang ranchera songs in Mexican restaurants while also dancing with her father’s company and continuing to get her degree in Mexican folklore. Carlos Santana Interviewed by Giselle Fernandez Part 2, Carlos Santana Interviewed by Giselle Fernandez Part 3, Carlos Santana Interviewed by Giselle Fernandez Part 4. And with all of these strong words of empowerment, what does that come down to. She specializes in sweaters, knits and wovens. Carlos Santana Interviewed by Giselle Fernandez Part 1, [Video 1] Michael Milken Introduction with Giselle Fernandez, [Video 2] Michael Milken Introduction with Giselle Fernandez. Fernandez interviewing former Mexican president, Vicente Fox about his continuing efforts to build a better future for Mexicans. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Known for her appearance in shows like CBS Early Show, CBS Evening News, and NBC Today. We need to be inspired. The family had to struggle to get ahead. She could see first hand how the power of story told so much about a culture, people, history, and values. He was often called "gay"and punished for exhibiting perceived female traits like playing with dolls. I think they can, but it will be a long process. Title: Chief Executive Officer Fernandez is Mexican born to an American mother and a Mexican flamenco dancer father. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. She says that those days of discrimination are over whether it’s gender or ethnicity and she will not put up with one ounce of discrimination. 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