Duarte travels the country documenting how American culture is being changed and challenged by immigration, business, technology, and shifting demographics.
He leads a team of skilled journalists. Together, they produce multimedia reports and short films that have been distributed around the world through national and global news networks.
He is currently a Special Correspondent for PBS NewsHour. At the NewsHour, he reports and writes long-form television stories about business trends like the housing crisis that is gripping many American cities and developments in labor laws that some see as choking middle and low-income workers.
Two of Duarte’s short documentaries were screened in Times Square as part of the Dominican Film Festival New York. Both explore the impact of American identity and immigration. Ordered Out, tells the story of a family being torn apart by US laws. Mi Pajon explores the racial complexity of Dominicans through hair.
In 2017, Duarte gave a TED talk about the impact of deportations on US citizens.
In the same year, he was selected as a TED resident. During his residency at TED’s global headquarters, he started developing a digital journalism project to document the lives of US citizens who have lost people to deportation.
Previously, he worked as a National Correspondent for Al Jazeera America and as a local news reporter in New York, Ohio, Texas and the Washington DC-area
Duarte is a proud graduate of New York City Public Schools and Williams College.