Jorge Ramos Avalos
By Chelsey Oliveros
Jorge Ramos (1958-)
Jorge Ramos Avalos is a Mexican journalist and author based in Miami, Florida. He anchors the Univision news television program, Noticiero Univision; hosts the Univison; he also hosts the Univision Sunday-morning, political news program, Al Punto; and hosts the Fusion TV English-language program America with Jorge Ramos.
" My only advice is, follow your dream and do whatever you like to do the most. I chose journalism because I wanted to be in the places where history was being made."
Jorge Ramos is an immigrant. 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 him.
Ramos holds a degree in communication at the Ibero-American University of Mexico city and has a masters degree in International Studies from the University of Miami. The University of Richmond gave him an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in 2007.
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