Jorge Ramos Ávalos (born March 16, 1958) is a journalist and author. Born in Mexico, he is a naturalized American citizen, based in Miami, Florida. He anchors the Univision news television program, Noticiero Univision; hosts the Univision Sunday-morning, political news program, Al Punto; and hosts the Fusion TV English-language program, America with Jorge Ramos.
Ramos was born to a Roman Catholic family in Mexico City, Mexico and raised in the Bosques de Echegaray neighborhood of Naucalpan, a suburb of Mexico City. He attended the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City where he majored in communications. After working for Grupo Televisa's flagship XEW-TV in Mexico City for the network's local version of 60 Minutes, he quit after refusing his bosses demand that he soften a segment critical of Mexico's government and in 1983, he left Mexico on a student visa for Los Angeles, California, where he planned to enroll in UCLA extension journalism classes. In 1984, he was hired by KMEX-TV, an affiliate of what was then the Spanish International Network in Los Angeles where he could express himself freely: "To me it was a palace....the United States gave me opportunities that my country of origin could not: freedom of the press and complete freedom of expression." Two years later, he became the host for KMEX's morning program, Mundo Latino. Ramos then joined SIN's national operation in 1985, a year before the network was placed under new ownership under the new branding of Univision (a network that has a broad entertainment and news-sharing agreement with Televisa). He has interviewed multiple world leaders including Fidel Castro, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Evo Morales, Hugo Chávez, Terry Porter, Rafael Correa, Fernando Ferrer, Barack Obama, and many others...
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