He’s the “other” silverfox broacaster and no-offense Anderson Cooper (we love you too) but this one has won SEVEN Emmy awards for the work he’s done in his wonderful career!
Jorge Ramos is an American immigrant. He was born in Mexico City on March 16, 1958 and he came to the United States as a student in 1983. In November 1986, at age 28, he became one of the youngest national news anchors in the history of American television. Since then, he has been called “the voice of the voiceless” for other immigrants like himself.
Our Hermano, Jorge Ramos holds a degree in communication at the Ibero-American University in México City and has a Master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Miami. The University of Richmond gave him an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in 2007.
Jorge Ramos is Hispanic TV’s No. 1 correspondent and was included in Time magazine’s list of “the 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States”. (People magazine also agrees.) He is a Pillar in Latin Communities and an established journalist in the Latin-American countries.
Since 1986, Jorge Ramos has been the anchorman for Noticiero Univision while hosting “Al Punto”, Univision’s weekly public affairs program offering in- depth analysis of the week’s top-stories and exclusive interviews with newsmakers.
Jorge Ramos is better known in Miami, Los Angeles and Houston, but he SHOULD be know to all of us in EVERY City (Hispanic or not.) His newscast consistently beats out all the other networks for the top ratings. (More than 2 million people tune in daily to his newscast and almost a million to his Sunday morning political show (according to the Nielsen Company.)
Ramos is one of the most respected journalists among the 50 million Hispanics in the United States and in the 13 Latin American countries where his newscast is seen every night. He has covered five wars (El Salvador, the Persian Gulf, Kosovo, Afghanistan
and Iraq) and has been a witness to some of the most important news stories of the last two decades, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the disintegration of the former Soviet Union, 9/11 and the catastrophe of hurricane Katrina. Currently, he is THEE voice in the Latin American community in the United States in regards to making IMMIGRATION REFORM a priority with our President, Barack Obama.
Among his many prestigious awards, Jorge Ramos was honored in 2002 with the “Ruben Salazar” award by the National Council of La Raza for his positive portrayal of Latinos. In 2008 The Commonwealth Club of California recognized him with the
Distinguished Citizen Award for being one of the outstanding individuals who embody the American Dream as an immigrant to the United States.
He is the author of ten books and bestsellers: “Behind the Mask”, “What I Saw”, “The Other Face of America”, “Hunting the Lion”, his autobiography “No Borders: a Journalist’s Search for Home”, “The Latino Wave”, “Dying to Cross”, “The Gift of Time; Letters from a Father”, and the children’s book “I’m Just Like My Dad/I’m Just Like My Mom” (HarperCollins) and “A Country for All; An Immigrant Manifesto” in which Ramos received the Latino Book Award in 2006.
Ramos has been instrumental in promoting literacy among Latinos. In 2002 he created the first book club in the history of Hispanic television: Despierta Leyendo (Wake Up Reading).
In the United States and Latin America, Jorge Ramos writes a weekly column for more than 40 newspapers distributed by The New York Times Syndicate, provides three daily radio commentary for the Radio Univision network and collaborates with the largest Spanish-language website in the United States (www.univision.com).
Jorge Ramos has interviewed some of the most influential leaders in the world: Barack Obama, John McCain, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Harry Reid, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, John Edwards, Al Gore, George Bush Sr., John Kerry, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, Felipe Calderon and dozens of Latin American presidents.My hope is that we spread the word (especially to our youth) as we become more informed on “Who Jorge Ramos is…” and what he is, is a Proud beacon of hope and a physical reminder that you CAN live the American Dream if YOU put in the work (whether we’re immigrant, natural born, Latino, or otherwise.)