I am the host of NBC's Consumer 101, a national broadcast show that airs every Saturday morning on NBC and January 2019 on Telemundo. It's the first-ever television show from Consumer Reports and I'm happy to contribute to the history of such a great institution.
When I'm not hosting Consumer 101, I am a bilingual entertainment journalist/pundit with an intense curiousity for film, television, media and bicultural pop culture. This curiosity led me to frequent television appearances on the TODAY show and VH-1, plus E!, MSNBC, Telemundo and Univision, radio appearances on Univision Radio writing for the likes of People En Español magazine and NBCNews.com, and have moderated Hollywood studio Q&A panels with Jessica Chastain, Gael Garcia Bernal. I'm very blessed.
I built my own pop culture website which is called ShowBizCafe.com. It's a place for me to explore and detail my opinions on the mainstream and Latino mainstream entertainment scene. You know... the stuff that makes us think, dance and be happy.
I also love podcasts, so I did one of my own. It is called Highly Relevant with Jack Rico. Here I converse with smart people about the "why and how" of pop culture, especially multicultural pop culture, as it relates to all of us. I think it's a good listen.
New York City is my birthplace and hometown. I achieved some proud milestones in this city: in 1999, I became one of the founding anchors of Univision’s first Spanish-language morning newscast, and created ¡Viva Broadway! the first Hispanic initiative of The Broadway League.
I have been honored by the Associated Press, been the recipient of El Diario's 'EL' Award as well as a Latin Ace Award and have been honored by the New York Knicks at MSG. I am a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the largest film critic organization in the United States, and the New York Film Critics Online.