Jorge Ramos

Journalist


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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About this interview

In the one-and-a-half-hour, solo portion of his Archive interview, Jorge Ramos talks about his first job as a reporter for Televisa radio, which sent him to Washington, D.C. to cover the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. He recalls transitioning to television as a reporter for Sesenta Minutos and making the transition to American television at channel 34 in Los Angeles. He recounts becoming the co-anchor of Noticiero Univision and speaks of several stories he covered including 9/11 and Elián González. He discusses interviewing presidents, including President Obama, whom he famously pressed on immigration reform, and outlines the importance of Univision's presidential coverage to the Latino community. Ramos speaks of interviewing world leaders such as Fidel Castro, and talks about the safety of his crew and his own personal safety when traveling to cover news stories. He concludes his solo portion of the interview by discussing his most important interviews and what makes a good interviewer. In the one-hour, joint portion of the interview, Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas describe how they met and how they divide up co-anchoring duties on a nightly basis on Noticiero Univision. They discuss Univision's role in the recent and then-upcoming presidential elections and the prospect of a Latino candidate winning the presidency. Ramos and Salinas outline changes they've seen in Spanish news since they began their careers, and comment on their longevity and success as co-anchors. Jenni Matz conducted the interviews on May 21, 2015 in Doral, Florida. 

"For the interviews, the stronger the character, the stronger the personality, the better. Television thrives on conflict and if you can confront a president it's always great. There's nothing like going to the White House and talking to the most powerful man on earth. There's nothing else like that."

Highlights
Jorge Ramos on the role of a journalist and taking a stand
04:18
Jorge Ramos on interviewing President Obama and pressing him on immigration reform
03:23
Jorge Ramos on Univision covering presidential politics and its importance to the Latino community
02:31
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on splitting up the duties of co-anchoring Noticiero Univision
04:28
Jorge Ramos on the emergence of social media as a tool to connect to the audience directly 
03:19
Full Interview

Chapter 1

On his early life and influences; on television he watched growing up; on his early interest in politics and learning he wanted to be a journalist 
08:20
On his first professional job on Televisa radio and covering the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan; on making the transition into television in Mexico on Sesenta Minutos 
13:27

Chapter 2

On being hired at KMEX channel 34 in Los Angeles and learning how to tell a story; on anchoring Primera Edición; on becoming the anchor of Noticiero Univision
10:21
On stories he covered in his early years as anchor and reporter on Noticiero Univision; on covering 9/11 for Noticiero Univision; on being an objective journalist and covering the Elián González story
10:00

Chapter 3

On preparing to interview presidents; on interviewing President Obama and pressing him on immigration reform; on Univision covering presidential politics and its importance to the Latino community 
10:30
On interviewing various world leaders; on his and his crew's safety when traveling in war zones and other dangerous places; on hosting Al Punto
09:11
On hosting an English-language show for Fusion; on the emergence of social media as a tool to connect to the audience directly; on what makes a good interview and his most important interviews
09:18
On the role of a journalist and taking a stand; on good advice he's received about being a journalist; on what he hopes to achieve with his influence 
07:55

Chapter 4

On the highlight of his career; on how he'd like to be remembered
02:27

Chapter 5

START OF JOINT INTERVIEW WITH MARIA ELENA SALINAS: on how they met and started working together; on splitting up the duties of co-anchoring Noticiero Univision; on ownership changes in Univision and how ownership impacts Noticiero Univision
10:04
On what separates Univision from other news gathering organizations; on issues that are important to them personally; on Univision's role in the 2008, 2012 and then-upcoming 2016 elections 
16:07
On the emergence of Latino candidates in presidential elections; on the receiving Lifetime Achievement Award from the News and Documentary Emmy Awards
03:45

Chapter 6

On changes they've seen in television journalism and Spanish news; on their longevity; on their respective feelings toward each other as journalists
10:03
On advice to someone starting a journalism career; on the then-future of Spanish-language news and Latino journalists; on dream projects or goals in the then-future
09:56
Shows

Noticiero Univision

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Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on co-anchoring Noticiero Univision
29:55
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on splitting up the duties of co-anchoring Noticiero Univision
04:28
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on how they met and started working together on Noticiero Univision
03:01
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on ownership changes in Univision and how ownership impacts Noticiero Univision
02:32
Topics

9/11

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Jorge Ramos on covering 9/11 for Noticiero Univision
03:49

Advice

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Jorge Ramos on good advice he's received about being a journalist 
01:34
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on advice to someone starting a journalism career
02:00

Barack Obama

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Jorge Ramos on interviewing President Obama and pressing him on immigration reform
03:23

Diversity in Television

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Jorge Ramos on interviewing President Obama and pressing him on immigration reform
03:23
Jorge Ramos on Univision covering presidential politics and its importance to the Latino community
02:31
Jorge Ramos on hosting an English-language show for Fusion
03:30
Jorge Ramos on what he hopes to achieve with his influence 
02:03
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on what separates Univision from other news gathering organizations 
06:30
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on issues that are important to them personally 
03:54
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on Univision's role in the 2008, 2012 and then-upcoming 2016 elections 
05:43
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on the emergence of Latino candidates in presidential elections
01:55
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on changes they've seen in television journalism and Spanish news
03:45
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on the then-future of Spanish-language news and Latino journalists
04:26
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on dream projects or goals in the then-future
03:30

Emmy Awards

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Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on the receiving Lifetime Achievement Award from the News and Documentary Emmy Awards
01:50

Historic Events and Social Change

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Jorge Ramos on covering 9/11 for Noticiero Univision
03:49
Jorge Ramos on being an objective journalist and covering the Elián González story
02:57
Jorge Ramos on interviewing President Obama and pressing him on immigration reform
03:23
Jorge Ramos on Univision covering presidential politics and its importance to the Latino community
02:31
Jorge Ramos on interviewing various world leaders
01:47
Jorge Ramos on hosting an English-language show for Fusion
03:30
Jorge Ramos on what he hopes to achieve with his influence 
02:03
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on what separates Univision from other news gathering organizations 
06:30
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on issues that are important to them personally 
03:54
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on Univision's role in the 2008, 2012 and then-upcoming 2016 elections 
05:43
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on the emergence of Latino candidates in presidential elections 
01:55
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on changes they've seen in television journalism and Spanish news
03:45
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on the then-future of Spanish-language news and Latino journalists 
04:26
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on dream projects or goals in the then-future
03:30

Minorities

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Jorge Ramos on interviewing President Obama and pressing him on immigration reform
03:23
Jorge Ramos on Univision covering presidential politics and its importance to the Latino community
02:31
Jorge Ramos on hosting an English-language show for Fusion
03:30
Jorge Ramos on what he hopes to achieve with his influence 
02:03
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on what separates Univision from other news gathering organizations 
06:30
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on issues that are important to them personally 
03:54
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on Univision's role in the 2008, 2012 and then-upcoming 2016 elections 
05:43
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on the emergence of Latino candidates in presidential elections
01:55
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on changes they've seen in television journalism and Spanish news
03:45
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on the then-future of Spanish-language news and Latino journalists
04:26
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on dream projects or goals in the then-future
03:30

New Media

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Jorge Ramos on the emergence of social media as a tool to connect to the audience directly 
03:19

Ronald Reagan

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Jorge Ramos on his first professional job on Televisa radio and covering the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan
05:42

Television Industry

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Jorge Ramos on the emergence of social media as a tool to connect to the audience directly 
03:19
Jorge Ramos on good advice he's received about being a journalist 
01:34
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on advice to someone starting a journalism career
02:00
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on the then-future of Spanish-language news and Latino journalists 
04:26

Television and the Presidency

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Jorge Ramos on his first professional job on Televisa radio and covering the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan
05:42
Jorge Ramos on preparing to interview presidents 
04:36
Jorge Ramos on interviewing President Obama and pressing him on immigration reform
03:23
Jorge Ramos on Univision covering presidential politics and its importance to the Latino community 
02:31
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on Univision's role in the 2008, 2012 and then-upcoming 2016 elections 
05:43
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on the emergence of Latino candidates in presidential elections
01:55
Professions

Anchor

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Jorge Ramos on being hired at KMEX channel 34 in Los Angeles and learning how to tell a story
04:05
Jorge Ramos on being an objective journalist and covering the Elián González story
02:57
Jorge Ramos on his and his crew's safety when traveling in war zones and other dangerous places 
04:12
Jorge Ramos on what makes a good interview and his most important interviews
02:29
Jorge Ramos on the role of a journalist and taking a stand
04:18
Jorge Ramos on good advice he's received about being a journalist 
01:34
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on advice to someone starting a journalism career
02:00
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on their longevity 
02:04

Journalists & News Producers

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Jorge Ramos on being hired at KMEX channel 34 in Los Angeles and learning how to tell a story
04:05
Jorge Ramos on being an objective journalist and covering the Elián González story
02:57
Jorge Ramos on his and his crew's safety when traveling in war zones and other dangerous places 
04:12
Jorge Ramos on what makes a good interview and his most important interviews
02:29
Jorge Ramos on the role of a journalist and taking a stand
04:18
Jorge Ramos on good advice he's received about being a journalist 
01:34
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on advice to someone starting a journalism career
02:00
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on their longevity 
02:04
Genres

News and Documentary

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Jorge Ramos on making the transition into television in Mexico on Sesenta Minutos
07:45
Jorge Ramos on reporting and anchoring for various news outlets
20:21
Jorge Ramos on reporting and anchoring for various news outlets
36:53
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on co-anchoring Noticiero Univision
10:03
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on what they've learned about television journalism
20:18
People

Barack Obama

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Jorge Ramos on interviewing President Obama and pressing him on immigration reform
03:23

Ronald Reagan

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Jorge Ramos on his first professional job on Televisa radio and covering the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan
05:42

Maria Elena Salinas

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Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on their respective feelings toward each other as journalists
04:13

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