Top Young Latinos in American Newsrooms

 

So much is changing so fast in Latino media.  What began with the launch of FOX News Latino in 2011 created a booming new ethnic media market, as Huffington Post, NBC, CNN, ESPN, and others quickly followed suit.  Late last month, Univision joined ABC News to launch the most significant investment in Latino media to-date:  Fusion, a 24-hour cable news channel with a target audience of English-speaking Hispanic millennials.
During the early years of this decade young Latinos have been arriving motivated and succeeding quickly in American newsrooms.  It is now up to the rising class of young newsroom Latinos to keep moving in and moving up as mentors and facilitators for others.  While there is still a lot of work to do, below are 13 top young Latinos in American newsrooms (listed alphabetically by first name) who are leading the way.

  • Adrian Carrasquillo (Buzzfeed):  After designing, launching, and implementing the initial social media strategies for both FOX News Latino and NBC Latino, this summer Carrasquillo joined Buzzfeed as a breaking news reporter.  While Carrasquillo covers a wide spectrum of breaking news, his experience brings a genuine cultural authenticity to Buzzfeed’s coverage of immigrationLatin AmericaLGBT and other racial and ethnic affairs.

 

  • Alejandra Oraa (CNN en Español):  Oraa was only 23 years old when she became the youngest news anchor ever broadcasted via CNN en Español and its affiliates. She now anchors “Café CNN”, a four-hour morning show designed to blend hard news with human interest and lifestyle stories.  On social media, Oraa keeps her nearly 15,000 fans on Facebook and 62,000 followers on Twitter updated with frequent postings of the day’s world news.

 

  • Alicia Menendez (Fusion):  Among millennials in broadcast media, Menendez might be the best.  After fine-tuning her skills as a daily broadcast video star at Huffington Post Live, she was hired this year by Fusion where she has her own show:  “AM Tonight“.  On her show, Menendez covers everything from celebrities to sex to controversial documentaries.  She also appears on other shows on the new network.  In Fusion’s opening show of AMERICA with Jorge Ramos, she sat with the legendary newsman to explain the finer points of immigration politics in the U.S.

 

  • Bryan Llenas (FOX News):  After covering the election of the first Latin American Pope in Rome, Llenas returned stateside with broadcast bonafides.  He now works out of New York City as a correspondent for the FOX News Channel and FOX News Latino.  Follow Llenas on social media and watch him rise as one of the youngest talents at the FOX News network.
  • Adrian Carrasquillo (Buzzfeed):  After designing, launching, and implementing the initial social media strategies for both FOX News Latino and NBC Latino, this summer Carrasquillo joined Buzzfeed as a breaking news reporter.  While Carrasquillo covers a wide spectrum of breaking news, his experience brings a genuine cultural authenticity to Buzzfeed’s coverage of immigrationLatin AmericaLGBT and other racial and ethnic affairs.

 

  • Alejandra Oraa (CNN en Español):  Oraa was only 23 years old when she became the youngest news anchor ever broadcasted via CNN en Español and its affiliates. She now anchors “Café CNN”, a four-hour morning show designed to blend hard news with human interest and lifestyle stories.  On social media, Oraa keeps her nearly 15,000 fans on Facebook and 62,000 followers on Twitter updated with frequent postings of the day’s world news.

 

  • Alicia Menendez (Fusion):  Among millennials in broadcast media, Menendez might be the best.  After fine-tuning her skills as a daily broadcast video star at Huffington Post Live, she was hired this year by Fusion where she has her own show:  “AM Tonight“.  On her show, Menendez covers everything from celebrities to sex to controversial documentaries.  She also appears on other shows on the new network.  In Fusion’s opening show of AMERICA with Jorge Ramos, she sat with the legendary newsman to explain the finer points of immigration politics in the U.S.

 

 

  • Bryan Llenas (FOX News):  After covering the election of the first Latin American Pope in Rome, Llenas returned stateside with broadcast bonafides.  He now works out of New York City as a correspondent for the FOX News Channel and FOX News Latino.  Follow Llenas on social media and watch him rise as one of the youngest talents at the FOX News network.

To read full story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pablo-manriquez/the-top-young-latinos-in-_b_4256840.html
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