National Emmy winner Joe Vazquez has traveled far and wide in search of a good story.
In a local TV news career that spans more than three decades, Joe has been on the front lines, covering earthquakes, hurricanes, riots, politics and crime.
In June 2018, Joe and his team were awarded the regional Emmy award for coverage of the North Bay Fires.
In September, 2010, he won the National Emmy Award for Breaking News coverage of the Oakland riots following the shooting of Oscar Grant at the hands of a BART policeman. He has earned two other Emmy awards and multiple nominations.
Real life has also been adventurous. In 2001, Joe and his wife Jenni, quit their jobs and spent six months backpacking around Europe. Their tour of 28 cities and 12 countries remains a major influence on their lives. While backpacking in September of 2001, Joe was called to work briefly by NBC News as a freelance correspondent in Southern Turkey, covering military operations near Turkey’s border with Iraq.
Joe has a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Houston. As a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, he volunteers his time to empower the next generation of storytellers.
Joe and his wife are raising three children in San Francisco.