Gregory Wilpert

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Gregory Wilpert
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Born (1965-06-05) June 5, 1965 (age 53)
Berlin, Germany
Residence
NationalityGerman
Alma materUniversity of California, San Diego
Brandeis University
OccupationSociologist • journalist
Years active2003–present
OrganizationVenezuela Analysis
Spouse(s)Carol Delgado Arria
Websitegregwilpert.net
venezuelanalysis.com

Gregory Wilpert is an activist and founder of Venezuelanalysis.com, a website supportive of Hugo Chávez's Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela.[1] He has been described as "perhaps the most prominent Chavista".[2] He is currently a producer for The Real News Network in Quito, Ecuador.[3]

Education[edit]

In 1988, Wilbert graduated from UC-San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. He later graduated with a doctorate in sociology from Brandeis University in 1994.[4]

Career[edit]

Venezuelanalysis.com[edit]

In 2000, Wilpert moved to Caracas, Venezuela with his recently-married wife who was Venezuelan.[4] Following the 2002 Venezuelan coup d'état attempt, he founded Venezuelanalysis.com in 2003 beside Martin Sanchez, one of the founders of Aporrea.org, a pro-Chavez website, who set up the "technical side" of the English-language site.[1][5] The set up of Venezuelanalysis.com was also aided by the Chávez's government.[6]

In 2008, Wilpert and his wife Carol Delgado moved to New York as Delgado began to serve as Consul General of Venezuela in New York.[3] Wilpert continued to work as the main editor of the website until 2009, though he still serves on its board of directors.[4]

TeleSUR[edit]

In 2014, his wife moved to Quito, Ecuador to serve as the Venezuelan Ambassador to Ecuador.[4] From March 2014 to September 2015, Wilpert then served as the director of English-language programming for TeleSUR, a state-run media company primarily funded by the Venezuelan government.[3]

The Real News Network[edit]

Since February 2016, Wilpert has worked as a producer for The Real News Network in Quito, Ecuador.[3][7]

Personal life[edit]

In 1997, Wilpert married Carol Delgado Arria, a Bolivarian official who served various roles in Hugo Chávez's government.[3][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tackling Institutions One By One: An Interview With Gregory Wilpert". Gregory Wilpert said that Martin Sanchez worked on the "technical side" of setting up Venezuelanalysis. Also available at Znet.
  2. ^ Devereux, Charlie (2 December 2009). "Gregory Wilpert: Chavez defender". Global Post. Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Ecuador Elections Appear Headed Towards Run-off". The Real News Network. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d "About venezuelanalysis.com". Venezuelanalysis.com. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  5. ^ "About venezuelanalysis.com". venezuelanalysis.com. Archived from the original on 14 February 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  6. ^ Rohter, Larry (25 June 2010). "Oliver Stone's Latin America". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Gregory Wilpert". The Real News Network. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  8. ^ Wilpert, Gregory (1 July 2010). "New York Times to Oliver Stone". Zcommunications.org. Retrieved 9 May 2012.