In Profile: Gabrielle, Bartiromo, Diaz-Balart

By Brian Flood 

Fox News correspondent Lea Gabrielle is featured on, where she discusses her fighter pilot background, beauty and making the transition from the armed forces to the life of a journalist.

Becoming an F/A-18 pilot complicated things because I wore a helmet for several hours a day, came home smelling like jet fuel, and wasn’t exactly carrying a purse when wearing my flight suit and combat boots. I learned that lipstick and mascara can both can fit in a little pocket…. Now, as a reporter and frequent anchor for Fox News, I wear a different kind of uniform: usually a brightly colored dress, and instead of avoiding helmet head, I try to avoid having helmet hair.

LinkedIn featured Fox Business and FNC host Maria Bartiromo, where she discusses her career, her shows and the next big business story.


There is nothing slow about the innovations happening throughout business. These are the kinds of stories that get me excited. I have been working on all of the above on my morning program, the ‘Opening Bell’, on the Fox Business Network. We are trying to offer analysis and perspective.

Telemundo and MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart was recently featured in Avianca’s in-flight magazine Avianca en Revista. The magazine is distributed on flights to and from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Central America. Diaz-Balart discusses the difference between Telemundo’s Hispanic viewers and MSNBC’s English-speaking audience. The magazine is in Spanish, but don’t worry… we’ve translated it.

The difference is mainly that Hispanic viewers, whom I have served for 30 years, are much more aware of the real situation in Latin America.   They are also very interested in topics related to immigration and current events in our countries. Traditional English-speaking audiences, in contrast, aren’t as exposed to the detailed reality of our region. Hispanic media are on the rise in the U.S. as a direct reflection of the growth of the country’s Hispanic community. Not only are there 50 million of us; it’s incredible to think that 50,000 young people of Hispanic descent born in the U.S. turn 18 every month, making them old enough to vote.  The important thing is not only the size of the Hispanic community but also its growth, a fact now on the radar of the general US population.