Dr. Juan José Rivera is joining Univision News as chief medical correspondent. Rivera is the director of cardiovascular prevention for Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach.
In his new role, Rivera will host two weekly health segments on “Primer Impacto.” He will report on medical news across all Univision’s news platforms as well as contribute to Fusion, the joint Univision-ABC News network that is slated to launch later this year.
“His outstanding medical training and expertise, excellent communication skills, experience in Spanish-language media, and proven dedication to educating the Hispanic community about prevention and other important health issues make him the ideal candidate to lead Univision’s medical reporting efforts,” Univision news president Isaac Lee said in a statement.
Rivera is a former chief medical correspondent for Telemundo and online contributor to NBC News.