Puente, David

Communications Specialist | Clarity Media Group

Puente, David

David Puente is an Emmy-award winning journalist who has served as a broadcast executive, producer and reporter at ABC News, CNN and several European networks based in Paris and Madrid. He has worked closely with renowned media figures including the late Peter Jennings, Anderson Cooper, Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters. Additionally, David has expertise in executive public speaking and diversity and inclusion, and has worked with human resources teams at leading media companies including Disney and Time Warner. David is a frequent speaker at business and media conferences both as a moderator and panelist. He leverages his communications expertise to help prepare executives and leadership teams for media appearances, speeches, presentations and on-stage events.

At Clarity David's clients have included NBC News, Facebook, Meredith Publications, Luxottica, Brew PR, Progressive Business Media, EleQtra and new technology companies including Paragon One, Fuisz Media and Celmatix Inc.. He has also worked on coaching sessions at The Wall Street Journal, Univision, The Huffington Post, Bonobos, Diageo, Starwood Hotels and NBC Universal.

David spearheads Clarity's Latin American outreach in the U.S., Central and South America. His professional trajectory with the Latino community is vast.

David was the first network journalist to regularly cover news about Latinos in English as the creator of a digital project at ABC News called Exclusiva. David interviewed influencers including Bolivia's Evo Morales, Chile's Michelle Bachelet, Ecuador's Eduardo Correa and artists Jennifer Lopez, Antonio Banderas, Placido Domingo, and Penelope Cruz. David has reported from across Latin America including Cuba where he worked with Barbara Walters on her historic interview of Fidel Castro.

David was also awarded the "Hombres Destacados (Outstanding Men) Award" from El Diario La Prensa. He has received several philanthropic awards including the 2006 Disney Cast Community Fund Grant and the 2010 Time Warner Heiskell Award for Community Service.

He speaks Spanish, French and studies Arabic.