Who is Miguel Almaguer? NBC correspondent suspended for inaccurate report on Paul Pelosi's attack

NBC's Miguel Almaguer reported in his story that Paul Pelosi was not in any danger when police arrived at the couple's San Francisco home

Who is Miguel Almaguer? NBC correspondent suspended for inaccurate report on Paul Pelosi's attack
Miguel Almaguer reported incorrect facts about Paul Pelosi's attack (Miguel Almaguer/ Instagram, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Famous NBC journalist Miguel Almaguer of Today's show has been suspended by the channel after an internal investigation for reporting inaccurate facts on Paul Pelosi's attack. Miguel has been associated with NBC since 2009. He stated in his report Paul Pelosi was not in danger when police arrived at the couple's San Francisco home.

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Miguel said in the report about the attack, "After a 'knock and announce,' the front door was opened by Mr. Pelosi. The 82-year-old did not immediately declare an emergency or tried to leave his home but instead began walking several feet back into the foyer toward the assailant and away from police. It's unclear if the 82-year-old was already injured or what his mental state was." The report also included graphics to back the story. It was aired on November 4 on the channel, reported DailyMail. 

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According to Mediaite.com, in the report, he extensively explained, “When officers arrived here at the Pelosi home exactly a week ago today, they didn’t have any idea exactly what was going on. They knew they had a high-priority call on their hand. What was unclear was what was happening inside the property behind me.” Further, he added, “The 82-year-old did not immediately declare an emergency or tried to leave his home, but instead began walking several feet back into the foyer toward the assailant and away from police. It’s unclear if the 82-year-old was already injured or what his mental state was, say sources. Why Pelosi didn’t try to flee or tell responding officers he was in distress is unclear.” The report concluded, “We still don’t know exactly what unfolded between Mr. Pelosi and the suspect for the 30 minutes they were alone inside that house before police arrived.”

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NBC's report strongly contradicted the Police report. In the report by the police, it was stated how Pelosi was struggling with the attacker, David DePape. The police also added that the 82-year-old was found with a cracked skull. However, NBC removed the report across their platforms, claiming it did not meet the reporting standards of the channel. Meanwhile, Daily Beast reported NBC News spokesman Stephen Labaton said, "We don't comment on personnel matters."

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Who is Miguel Almaguer?



 

Miguel is an Oakland-born journalist. He studied at Berkeley High school and eventually joined the University of California. Later, he graduated with high grades from San Francisco State University in Broadcast Communications. Miguel began his career in journalism with KSBW in Salinas, California, and then associated with KCRA-TV as a reporter. Later, in 2009, he was hired by NBC News. The journalist also hosted shows on NBC Nightly News, Today, and MSNBC. He has also won major awards, including  Edward R Murrow Award, and Emmy Award, and also received awards from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Miguel's Twitter bio claims, "Prolific coffee drinker. Chronic under sleeper. Raging road warrior. @NBCNews. National Correspondent @nbcnightlynews @todayshow." 

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