Enrique Acevedo is a correspondent for 60 Minutes+, the streaming edition of CBS News' iconic newsmagazine 60 Minutes. An Emmy award-winning journalist, Acevedo has covered major news stories around the globe in English and Spanish for print, broadcast and online media, including the COVID-19 pandemic's toll on the U.S.-Mexico border, three U.S. presidential elections, the 2012 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the humanitarian crisis in Haiti, the AIDS epidemic in Africa and the drug wars in Latin America. Acevedo has interviewed many world leaders such as President Barack Obama, Kofi Annan, Melinda Gates and Desmond Tutu, among others.
Since joining 60 Minutes+, which streams on Paramount+, Acevedo has offered viewers an intimate portrait of global music star J Balvin and profiled a hotel on the southern U.S. border that once catered to Mexico's elite and now serves as a refuge for immigrants making the journey to cross into the United States.
Acevedo has been called one of the "Top Latinos in American Newsrooms" by the Huffington Post and a "Global Media Leader" by the World Economic Forum.
Prior to CBS News, Acevedo was the anchor of Noticiero Univision's late-night edition and a special correspondent for Univision's news division. Before joining Univision, Acevedo was a Miami-based anchor and senior correspondent for Telemundo Network News.
He is a frequent contributor on NPR's "Here and Now" and on some of the most popular radio shows in Latin America. His columns have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, El País, Reforma, and Letras Libres, among other prestigious publications. He is a regular guest in major U.S. news networks as an expert on Hispanics, politics and policy. For his contributions to journalism in the public interest and to news literacy, he earned the News Literacy Project's John S. Carroll Journalist Fellow Award for 2019. He also is one of the youngest recipients of the national journalism prize awarded by Mexico's press club.
Acevedo holds a master's in Journalism from Columbia University.
He lives in Miami with his wife and two sons.