She’s a Great Role Model for Women, Who Cares About Her Community Meet Veteran Spectrum News 13 Anchor Ybeth Bruzual
Q: How did your career start as a news anchor?
YB: My career as an anchor began at Telemundo Orlando and Spectrum News 13.
Q: Can you share with our audience one of your most memorable events you’ve covered?
YB: The Pulse attack was one of the most memorable stories I have ever covered. It was devastating on and off the clock.
Q: What was your first job? And how did it shape or impact you?
YB: My first job was at a greeting card store.
Q: What sparked your interest in Politics?
YB: My grandmother always watched the news and read the newspaper daily and she always mentioned what was happening in the world of politics.
Q: For most of us, it’s very difficult to discuss events like 9/11 or Natural Disasters … for those seeking a career in broadcast, can you offer advice on how you dealt with these events emotionally and still be a calm voice to your viewers?
YB: When I have covered stories like the Pulse attack, the killing of Orlando Police Lt. Clayton, and hurricanes, I always look at the camera and speak as if I’m delivering news to a friend or family member.
Q: Giving back to the community is important to you … can you share with us some of the projects you’ve been involved in?
YB: I am very involved with local organizations that support special needs children and adults because I see this part of our community being marginalized. Knowledge is power and if we come together to share our struggles, challenges, and share programs available, we can help lift each other up.
Q: What is the key to success when communicating with the public.
YB: Be yourself.
Q: What's the greatest fear you've had to overcome to get where you are today?
YB: Getting over my Spanish accent.
Q: Can you tell our audience one of your most memorable moments of your career?
YB: The Pulse attack. The killing of Lt. Clayton. Hurricane Maria striking Puerto Rico. Every single law enforcement funeral I have covered has also been extremely difficult.
Q: What’s one lesson you’ve learned in your career that you can share with our audience?
YB: Learn to listen. Truly pause and listen to someone’s personal story.
Q: Which woman inspires you and why?
YB: So many … my mom the most. She is a warrior.
Q: What are some of the challenges you feel women face today?
YB: Social media social pressures are what I believe affect women the most today no matter the age.
Five Things About Ybeth Bruzual
1. If you could talk to one famous person past or present, who would it be and why?
Princess Diana. She had to handle life under the microscope.
2. What’s the best advice anyone’s given you?
Be present in the moment.
3. If you were a superhero, what would your special powers be?
Function ‘round the clock without sleep.
4. What app can’t you live without?
Instagram of course.
5. If they made a movie of your life, who’d play you?
Yikes! I have no idea.