Nancy Alvarez will join Orlando NBC affiliate WESH as an anchor beginning in January.
Alvarez will anchor at Noon and 4 p.m. She will also work on special projects and provide Spanish language content on sister station Estrella TV Orlando.
“Nancy has built strong connections with our community through her integrity, credibility, and public service. As a journalist, she has covered Central Florida with authenticity and compassion,” said Stephanie Linton, WESH news director. “We are thrilled Nancy will be a part of the WESH 2 News team in January.”
Alvarez is a bilingual journalist with more than 20 years on the anchor desk and in the field.
In 2021, Alvarez became an advocate for the importance of cancer screenings after her own breast cancer diagnosis. Her message about early detection inspired numerous women to get mammograms at a time many had gone unchecked because of the pandemic.
“I learned a lot this year during my time away from the anchor desk. I saw Central Florida’s challenges up close and worked side by side with people who are making an impact,” Alvarez said. “With the support of the great team at WESH 2, I look forward to turning those lessons into action, both on the air and off, for a community I love so much.”
She started her broadcast journalism career in the Orlando market in 2000.