Cecilia Alvear


Age: 77

longtime TV journalist and former president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists who crusaded for greater opportunities for young Latino journalists throughout her career after she had bounced around local Los Angeles news stations until 1982 when NBC hired her to run its Mexico City bureau, but who remained at the network until her retirement in 2007, who covered wars and revolutions in El Salvador and Nicaragua and produced multiple interviews with Cuban president Fidel Castro during that time.

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

Born: November 5, 1939

Died: April 21, 2017

Santa Monica, California