Vazquez Becomes The First Latina and the Youngest Host in The History of the Channel
New York, NY – TCM just recently announced that Tiffany Vazquez, 29, will be the new host of the its Saturday Daytime programming block, making her the first person of color and first woman in the network’s history.
With TCM”s new hiring, Vazquez becomes the third host that will be joining Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz during the channel’s Saturday daytime programming block.
In 2014 Vazquez entered and won TCM’s 20th Anniversary Ultimate Fan Contest, flying to Atlanta to introduce a film of her choice on-air with Osborne. In December 2015, Vazquez hosted TCM’s December Spotlight on Girlfriends in the Movies and was tapped to be a roving reporter at the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival.
In a video released by Turner Classic Movies, Vazquez expressed her emotion and excitement for her new job at TCM which she considers it as a secondary film education.
“I was shocked to be asked, I’m not sure there are words to describe how I felt when they offered me the Saturday job. That was more than a month ago, and, oh my God, every day my mom asked me whether she could tell people,” said Vazquez.
She recently traveled to Atlanta (TCM’s studios) to tape her film introductions which will cover the four movies airing every Saturday, beginning on June 4 with Rebel Without A Cause.
TCM general manager, Jennifer Dorian said that Vazquez has a vast knowledge of film history and a sincere love for classic movies and with her incorporation to the network she will add a more fresh and culturally perspective.
When Tiffany isn’t watching Turner Classic Movies she interns at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and works as a Social Media Manager for Christ Tabernacle Church.