Media Personality, Motivational Author and Speaker
Ismael is a presenter, radio and TV producer and personality, journalist, inspirational author, speaker and renowned columnist. Cala has over twenty years’ broadcasting experience in Cuba, Canada, the United States and Mexico. Across the American continent, Cala has achieved fame and success on CNN en Español with his daily program “Cala.” He has also appeared as a presenter and journalist in highly-rated programs in the United States, such as “Despierta América” on the Univision network, and Nancy Grace’s “HLN.” The first book in his series CALA Contigo, “El Poder de Escuchar” (The Power of Listening) released in September of 2013, and in 2014 published “Un Buen Hijo de P…”. His tours as a motivational and professional speaker and lecturer have taken him to many countries throughout Latin America and the United States, among others. The New York Times has named Cala and “the Larry King of the Hispanic world.” Ismael has hosted his own primetime show, “CALA”, which is broadcast throughout the Americas. He has interviewed the former President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, singer Gloria Estefan, entrepreneur Emilio Estefan, Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú, world-renown designer Carolina Herrera, and dozens of writers, sport figures, politicians and artists including Jennifer López, Pitbull, Andrea Bocceli, and many others. Among other distinctions, Cala received the “Somos” award of Best Communicator 2003 in Toronto, the Canadian New Pioneers Award 1999-2000, and the ACE prize 2012 from the Asociación de Cronistas de Espectáculos in New York.