Francisco Hernández-Cáceres is a three-time Emmy-winning news anchor and producer with a 15-year career in television. Most recently, he was the host of Telemundo’s national morning show, Un Nuevo Día, and a contributor for NBC’s The Today Show.
Born in the middle of the Salvadoran Civil War, Francisco grew up experiencing the destructive effects of a democracy in peril. After moving to the US and becoming an American citizen, he earned a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government and vowed to use his career for public good—primarily to prevent democratic failures in his new home country. He brings his voice as an immigrant, Latino, and LGBTQ+ creator to all his projects.
As a journalist, Francisco has interviewed high-profile newsmakers and politicians, including Vice President Kamala Harris, former Vice President Al Gore, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Martin Luther King III. He has also covered the 2020 US presidential election, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 2020 US racial unrest.
Before transitioning to hard news, Francisco was Telemundo’s Film Expert and the host of his own weekly film show on DirecTV Latin America, OnCINEMA. In those roles, he covered the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, the Grammys, Latin Grammys, and the Cannes, Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals. In addition, he interviewed some of the most important personalities in entertainment, including George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Will Smith, Penélope Cruz, Jennifer López, Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Latin superstars Luis Fonsi and Shakira, among others.
He is also a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA) that every year hands out the prestigious Critics’ Choice Awards.
Francisco started his career in his native El Salvador at the age of 20, hosting and producing numerous entertainment TV and radio shows, including Ticket con Francisco Cáceres—his own weekly film show that started on Canal 6 and eventually expanded to Cinemark movie theaters across Central America and Colombia.
Behind the scenes, he has directed, written and produced two short films, 20 TV Spots, and he has created five TV Shows in different genres (entertainment, sports, variety, musicals, and game shows). Furthermore, he presented his short film Bebé a primera vista (Baby at first sight) at the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival and was recognized with three Daytime Emmy Awards in 2014, 2015 & 2017 as Correspondent and Producer of the Best Morning Show in Spanish, Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Día.
Born in Santa Ana, El Salvador, Francisco earned a Master’s Degree in Filmmaking from the Madrid Film School (ECAM) and the Rey Juan Carlos University in Spain. He also graduated with honors as the first of his class from a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at Central American University (UCA) in San Salvador. He speaks Spanish, English, and French.