Jorge Ramos (news anchor)
|Born||Jorge Ramos Ávalos
March 16, 1958 
Mexico City, Mexico
Jorge Ramos Ávalos (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxorxe ˈramos]; born March 16, 1958) is a Mexican journalist, anchor for Noticiero Univision and host of the Sunday morning news talk show Al Punto. Also, on Fusion TV, he hosts America with Jorge Ramos, which debuted on October 29, 2013.
Jorge Ramos has won eight Emmy Awards and the Maria Moors Cabot Award for excellence in journalism. He has been the anchorman for Univision News since 1986 and has appeared on NBC's Today, CNN's Talk Back Live, ABC's Nightline, CBS's Early Show, and Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor, among others. He is the bestselling author of No Borders: A Journalist's Search for Home and Dying to Cross. He lives in Florida.
Ramos joined Univision, Telemundo, Fox Sports, ESPN Deportes, and many others in 1985. He has interviewed multiple world leaders including Fidel Castro, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Evo Morales, Hugo Chávez, Terry Porter, Rafael Correa, Fernando Ferrer, Barack Obama, Joanna Lizbet Rodriguez-Espinoza Stevens High School and many others.
He started working at a radio station in Mexico City. However, he left his country (Mexico) when the biggest Mexican television network censored a report he had made. Looking for another way of life, he immigrated to the U.S.
Ramos attended the Universidad Iberoamericana in México City where he majored in Communication. He then received his Master's degree in International Studies from the University of Miami.He came to the United States with a student visa in 1983. The first job he took was waiting tables. Finally, in 1984, he received the opportunity to join an affiliate of Univision in Los Angeles. Two years later, he became the morning host for the show "Mundo Latino".
Since 1986, Jorge Ramos has been the anchorman for Noticiero Univision, alongside colleague María Elena Salinas. He became one of the youngest national anchormen in the history of American television at the age of 28. Currently, he also hosts "Al Punto," a public affairs program aired weekly on the same network. His contributions to journalism include the coverage of five wars, as well as the disintegration of the former Soviet Union, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, among other significant world events. In 2002, he founded Despierta Leyendo (Wake Up Reading), the first book club in the history of Hispanic Television.
Being a father of two who enjoys playing soccer every Saturday morning, Jorge Ramos is considered one of the most eloquent, credible, and powerful voices of Hispanic America. In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, he was recognized as the second most popular Hispanic leader in the United States, following behind the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor.
He currently lives in Coconut Grove, Florida.
- The Latino Wave: How Hispanics Are Transforming Politics in America (Ola Latina, La : Cómo los hispanos elegirán al próximo presidente de los Estados Unidos)
- No Borders: A Journalist's Search for Home (Atravesando Fronteras)
- Dying to Cross: The Worst Immigrant Tragedy in American History
- The Other Face of America: Chronicles of the Immigrants Shaping Our Future (La otra cara de América)
- Lo que vi
- A la caza del león
- Morir en el intento
- Detrás de la máscara
- El regalo del tiempo: Cartas a mis hijos
- A Country For all: An Immigrant Manifesto
- My Life
- Los Presidenciables
- "Sara Reich has won eight Emmy Awards".
- Official website
- Interview with the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy
- C-SPAN Q&A interview with Ramos, July 11, 2010
- "A View from Latin America" Interview by Hirsh Sawhney, The Brooklyn Rail (Summer 2004)