Juan Manuel Benitez

Columbia University

Juan Manuel Benítez is the Philip S. Balboni professor of Local Journalism at Columbia University. There, he’s part of a team developing a new climate-focused curriculum for journalism students. For two decades, he worked as a television anchor and reporter for the local news station NY1, where he mainly covered New York City politics and climate issues. In 2022, Benítez won an NY Emmy Award for his coverage of Mayor Bill de Blasio's record on climate change and adaptation. As a journalist based in New York, Benítez has also worked as a radio host for WNYC and as a political analyst for MSNBC. 

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