Ancher/Reporter, NBC 4
Lynda Baquero is the co-anchor of “NewsChannel 4 at 6 p.m.” with Chuck Scarborough. She was promoted to that role in September 2003 after serving for five years as the co-anchor of the weekend editions of “NewsChannel 4 at 6 and 11 p.m.” Baquero joined the station in 1995 as a general assignment reporter and one year later was named co-anchor of the station’s popular weekend editions of “Today in New York.” She held that post for two years before moving to the weekend evening newscasts.
In addition to her anchoring responsibilities, Baquero has filed numerous reports for the station both at home and abroad, including trips to Salt Lake City in 2002 and Atlanta in 1996 to report on the Olympic Games, a 2000 trip to the Mideast to cover the visit of Pope John Paul II to the Holy Land and a 1998 trip to Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic where she covered the arrival of Hurricane Georges and its devastating aftermath.
For two years, Baquero also served as host of “Hispanics Today,” a monthly look at Hispanic business in the United States. The program is a joint venture between the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and WNBC.
Baquero came to NewsChannel4 from NY1 News, where she was a daily news anchor and consumer reporter for three years. At NY1, Baquero was one of two-dozen “video journalists” responsible for researching, writing, shooting and editing her own stories.
Prior to NY1, Baquero was at WCBS-TV, New York for five years. There, she worked in almost every aspect of the newsroom -- from desk assistant, to researcher, to assignment editor and finally associate producer of the daily consumer action segment, “Troubleshooter.” Baquero has also worked as an associate producer of “NELY!,” a talk show produced at WCAU-TV, Philadelphia; and for “TELEMUNDO,” where she wrote and co-produced various Spanish-language network specials.
She is the recipient of a 1998 local Emmy award for "Religious Programming" for her reports on the Pope's visit to Cuba.
A graduate of New York University, Baquero holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism. She is a native New Yorker and fluent in both Spanish and French. Baquero and her husband reside in Manhattan with their daughters.