Award-winning journalist Giselle Fernandez to host the 2015 Global Wellness Summit

Award-winning Mexican-American television journalist Giselle Fernandez is to be the host of the 2015 Global Wellness Summit (GWS), held in Mexico City on November 13-15. 

Fernandez, born in Mexico City and based in Los Angeles, has won five Emmys for her journalism work and has a long history in broadcasting.

Her career includes hosting the weekend edition of NBC’s The Today Show and the Sunday edition of the station’s flagship news programme, NBC Nightly News. 

Fernandez has reported on a wide range of world events, including civil unrest in Haiti, the US invasion of Panama and the Gulf War, and interviewed world leaders including Bill Clinton, Fidel Castro and Henry Kissinger. 

Also a well-known philanthropist, Fernandez has served as a trustee of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Hispanic civil rights organisation National Council of La Raza and the Latin Grammy Awards, among other organisations. 

Fernandez currently runs a consulting, management and production company focused on producing programmes with a Latin theme for English and Spanish-speaking markets. 

Susie Ellis, chairman and chief executive of the Global Wellness Institute, the umbrella organisation that runs the GWS, said:

"Giselle’s dedication to her Latin American roots, along with her passion for wellness, and her superb interviewing skills make her the ideal emcee for the first-ever Global Wellness Summit to take place in Latin America.”

In addition to her role as compere, Fernandez will also moderate several sessions at the summit – including the Global Wellness Tourism Congress on day one. 

Fernandez said: "I am thrilled to be a part of bringing the Global Wellness Summit to Mexico City. Wellness is something I’m incredibly passionate about and being able to participate in bringing that message to Latin America is an honour.

The theme of this year’s summit, Building a Well World, resonates with me and the work I do.”