Ray Suarez is a journalist based in Washington, United States of America. He is a host of the radio and podcast series WorldAffairs, heard on KQED San Francisco and public radio stations around the country, and a Washington reporter for Euronews. He recently completed an appointment as the McCloy Visiting Professor of American Studies at Amherst College. Suarez hosted Inside Story, a daily news program on Al Jazeera America, until it ceased operation in 2016.
Suarez joined the PBS NewsHour in 1999 and was a senior correspondent for the evening news program until 2013. He hosted the NPR’s Talk of the Nation from 1993-1999. In more than 30 years in the news business, he has worked as a reporter in London and Rome, as a Los Angeles correspondent for CNN, and for the NBC-owned station WMAQ-TV in Chicago.
Suarez is the author of three books: Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation (Penguin, 2013), The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration: 1966-1999, reporting on the causes of the destitution found in the inner city, andThe Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America, examining how organized religion and politics intersect in America.
He is a contributor to the Oxford Companion to American Politics (June 2012), and many other books, including How I Learned English, Brooklyn: A State of Mind, Saving America's Treasures, and About Men. He’s been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.