Co-anchor, "Today" - Weekend Editions
      Anchor, "NBC Nightly News" - Sunday Edition

      Giselle Fernandez was named co-anchor of NBC's Weekend editions of "Today" and anchor of "NBC Nightly News" Sunday edition in January 1995. In addition to her anchor duties, Fernandez also covers special and foreign assignments for NBC News from her New York base.

      Fernandez is expected to host a daytime program, now in development, for the NBC Television Stations. The five-day-a-week interview program should be introduced by early 1996.

      Formerly, Fernandez had been a New York-based correspondent and fill-in anchor at CBS News since October 1991. She also served as a substitute anchor on "CBS This Morning" for Paula Zahn, Dan Rather for "CBS Evening News", and Connie Chung on "CBS Weekend News." In February 1992 she became a regular contributor to the "Eye in America" series on "CBS Evening News." Fernandez also took assignments for "CBS Sunday Morning", "Face the Nation," and "48 Hours."

      Fernandez has covered a variety of stories around the world. The list includes coverage of the United States military efforts in Somalia, the Bosnian war (based in Sarajevo), the Haitian military government, and the Cuban immigration crisis. Fernandez has also covered IRA complications in London, Hurricane Andrew, and the World Trade Center bombing.

      In October 1994, Fernandez was the first reporter to interview Cuban leader Fidel Castro in English in two decades.

      Prior to joining CBS, Fernandez was a weeknight anchor and a reporter at WCIX-TV in Miami, covering events in south Florida and overseas, including the Persian Gulf War, Haiti, and the U.S. invasion of Panama.

      Earlier in her career, Fernandez was a reporter/weekend anchor at WBBM-TV in Chicago, a reporter/anchor for KTLA-TV in Los Angeles and a reporter at KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara. She began her broadcasting career at KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs.

      Fernandez was born in Mexico City and raised in California. She graduated from the University of Sacramento with a degree in journalism.

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