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David Puente

Clarity Media Group
Communications Strategist & Latino Expansion Director

David Puente is an Emmy-winning journalist with 15+ years of news experience. David served as a broadcast executive, producer and reporter at ABC News, CNN and several European networks. Today David leverages his journalism expertise as a communications coach at Clarity Media Group where he prepares clients for public speaking and media appearances. He heads Clarity’s Diversity Unit and Latin American outreach.

David was most recently a producer at CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and reported on-air for CNN Español. He was also the first network journalist to regularly cover news about Latinos in English as the creator of the ABC News digital project called Exclusiva. David interviewed influencers including Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Mexico’s Vicente Fox, Chile’s Michelle Bachelet, Ecuador’s Eduardo Correa and top artists like Jennifer Lopez, Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz. 

David began his career as a foreign correspondent in Europe. He went on to become a producer at ABC News 20/20 in New York where he worked closely with Barbara Walters, including on her historic Fidel Castro interview.

David was also awarded the Hombres Destacados (Outstanding Men) Award” from El Diario La Prensa, and philanthropic awards including the 2006 Disney Community Grant and The 2010 Time Warner Heiskell Award for Community Service. He speaks Spanish, French and studies Arabic. 


My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, April 5

8:25am EDT