Yadires Nova-Salcedo is the host and producer of “Centro,” a special news segment that airs on WBZ-TV Saturdays 7:50AM. “Centro” examines issues of importance to the Latino community including education, politics, current events and entertainment.
The Emmy nominated journalist joined WBZ-TV in January 1996. She began her television career at WCVB-TV in Boston while still a student in middle school. Her numerous and varied roles throughout her tenure at WCVB included working as a production assistant on “Good Day” in 1990 and as an on-air spokesperson for Hispanic audiences for the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.
After graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Nova-Salcedo joined WUNI-TV in Needham, Massachusetts, an affiliate of the Spanish language television network Univision, where she was the news director, producer, editor and lead anchor from 1993 to 1995.
In addition to her current position at WBZ-TV, Nova-Salcedo is the executive producer and director of “Encuentro Latino,” a weekly one-hour long, Spanish language TV show with local, national and international coverage. Nova-Salcedo along with her husband, are owners of the New Vision Productions Corporation, which produces their show “Encuentro Latino” and many other production projects.
Nova-Salcedo has received numerous awards for her work with charitable and non-profit organizations, including La Alianza Hispana’s “Women of Courage” Award and has been recognized every year on El Planeta’s “Powermeter – 100 Most Influential People in Massachusetts”, since its inception 8 years ago.
She has served on many different boards, including the Board of Governors of the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Television Academy (NATAS) and is a member of the Latino Professional Network as well as the New England Ad Club. Nova-Salcedo plays a very active role in the Latino community by speaking at schools and emceeing charitable events throughout New England.
Nova-Salcedo was born in the Dominican Republic and was raised in the Greater Boston area. She graduated from Emerson College in Boston in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism. She currently lives in Canton with her husband, daughter and son.
WBZ-TV is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.
You can contact Yadires at email@example.com.
September 28, 2013 On Tuesday September 24th, 2013 the people of Boston spoke by going out to the polls and voting for who they think should be the next mayor of the city of Boston. [...]
9/21/13 Happy Faces is a foundation that was created in Boston with the goal of helping children with limited resources in Latin America and the Caribbean. Last year, they were able to bring smiles to [...]
September 14, 2013 On Saturday, September 14th, Boston City Hall Plaza will be completely Latinized! There is a huge event set to take place from 11AM-5PM, where five Central American countries – Guatemala, Honduras, El [...]
September 7, 2013 On Thursday September 26th, the Joslin Diabetes Center’s Latino Diabetes Initiative is having a very special event called “Ritmos de Salud” (Healthy Rhythms). Its goal is to increase awareness about the impact [...]
August 31, 2013 In light of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which took place on August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, many special [...]
August 24, 2013 On Sunday, August 25th there will be a huge Latin celebration at Boston’s historic Fenway Park and you are invited! Thousands of Latino families are expected to come together for the Xfinity Latino [...]
August 17, 2013 Two young filmmakers from Boston are working on a documentary dealing with violence in Honduras (the most murderous country in the world, according to the U.N.) On the feature length documentary called [...]
August 10, 2013 One year ago, the Massachusetts Hispanic Medical Association was created here in Boston, becoming the voice of Massachusetts Hispanic physicians. They promote leadership and create awareness about health issues affecting Hispanics, enhancing [...]
August 3, 2013 According to statistics, there are 42,000 Latinos in Boston who are eligible to vote, but only half of them are registered. Also on average, only 50% of the registered voters actually go [...]
July 27, 2013 For many years, the non-profit organization ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development agency) has kept kids off the streets, while helping them earn some extra money during the summer with a program [...]