Ray Suarez just wrapped up a 2-1/2 year stint as the host of "Inside Story" on Al Jazeera America, which ended when the company ceased operations. This followed more than 20 years in public media in the United States, as chief national correspondent for "The PBS NewsHour," and before that for 6 years as the host of NPR's "Talk of the Nation." Suarez has written three books, "Latino Americans:The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation." "The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America," and "The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration."
During his time at the NewsHour, Suarez responsible for the program's global health coverage for 3 years, an assignment which took him to Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. He is currently working on a documentary series to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. With the demise of Al Jazeera America, Suarez is looking for new chances to put his decades of experiences in radio, television, and print.