Ken Oliver

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Director of MRC Latino


A journalist by profession, throughout most of his career Ken Oliver has worked at the crossroads of media and politics. Ken is currently Director of MRC Latino, the Media Research Center’s Hispanic media arm, dedicated to championing honest journalism in U.S. Spanish-language media.

Most of Ken’s career has been divided between his native Washington, D.C. and his mother's homeland of Puerto Rico. In Washington, during the administration of President George W. Bush, Ken was White House Director of Specialty Media, where he managed White House media relations with all domestic ethnic and religious media outlets, including production of the Spanish version of the President’s weekly radio address.

Ken also previously served as a congressional press secretary, evening news producer at Radio Martí and news editor at the NBC Radio Network. In Puerto Rico, Ken headed the speechwriting team of former Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño, served as the island’s Assistant Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and distinguished himself as an award-winning business journalist at Caribbean Business and the island’s leading daily newspaper, El Nuevo Día.

Ken holds a M.S. in Mass Communication from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. 

Latest from Ken Oliver

Mídaselo como se lo mida, el verano de 2017 ha sido inusitadamente difícil para la Iglesia Católica.


By any measure, the summer of 2017 has been an unusually rocky one for the Catholic Church. 


Rara vez se ven en Univisión noticias que vinculan directamente a un gran número de inmigrantes ilegales en Estados Unidos con la delincuencia común, pero eso es precisamente lo que sucedió en uno de los recientes noticieros nacionales de la cadena.


One seldom hears news on Univision that directly ties large numbers of unauthorized immigrants in the United States to crime, but that's just what happened during one of the network's recent national evening newscasts.


La identidad de un inmigrante ilegal sindicado como presunto asesino de una adolescente musulmana en Virginia probablemente dice bastante acerca de por qué los medios de prensa liberales de Estados Unidos -- y en particular los medios en español -- se han mantenido casi completamente silenciosos sobre este crimen atroz.


The unauthorized immigrant identity of the alleged murderer of a teenage Muslim girl in Virginia probably goes a long way towards explaining why the liberal media - and U.S. Spanish-language media in particular - have kept almost complete silence about the heinous crime.


En el período previo a las elecciones presidenciales de 2016, una operación de registro de votantes alineada con Clinton puso en los libros a un delincuente, a un menor de edad y a una persona que no era ciudadana estadounidense, entre otras irregularidades.


In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, a Clinton-aligned voter registration operation registered a felon, a minor and a non-U.S. citizen, among other irregularities.


Los noticieros vespertinos nacionales de ABC y CBS, así como los de las cadenas de habla hispana Univisión y Telemundo, han pasado por alto hasta ahora una importante victoria legislativa del presidente Trump: la aprobación por la Cámara de Representantes y el Senado de un proyecto de ley que pone en marcha una limpieza en el Departamento de Asuntos de los Veteranos.


A bill that sets into motion a full-scale house-cleaning at the Veterans Administration - has so far been ignored by the national evening newscasts of ABC and CBS, as well as Spanish-language Univision and Telemundo.

 


El mismo tema, el mismo día, y enfoques completamente diferentes sobre la ley de inmigración SB4 en Texas.


Same topic, same day, but entirely different approaches.


Algo que rara vez vemos en Univisión: Una entrevista con uno de los pastores evangélicos latinos más prominentes en Estados Unidos.


Here is something we seldom see on Univision: a straight-up interview with one of the most prominent Latino evangelical pastors in the United States today. 

 

El presentador de Univisión, Jorge Ramos, ha revelado que ya no valora, igual que antes, su papel de presentador.


During his recent commencement address at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, Jorge Ramos disparaged his anchor role and signaled that his heart is no longer in it.


Ciertos medios de comunicación hispanos de Estados Unidos, ahora le dicen a los televidentes que la política de Trump de hacer cumplir las leyes de inmigración en el país equivale a una "limpieza étnica".


On U.S. Spanish-language media, viewers are now being told that Trump’s policy of enforcing the nation’s immigration laws amounts to ‘ethnic cleansing’.


En un segmento de los medios de comunicación cuyo presentador principal, Jorge Ramos de Univisión, se niega rotundamente a ser neutral en su cobertura del presidente Donald Trump, uno podría tener la impresión de que no hay ninguna cadena nacional en español que presente al presidente y sus políticas de manera justa frente a las audiencias, o donde tanto los rivales políticos  demócratas y republicanos  sean rutinariamente cuestionados ​​con el mismo rigor periodístico.


Here’s Mega Noticiero anchor María Elvira Salazar doing something still infrequently seen in her media segment: standing up for impartiality as well as not letting a Democrat analyst get away with questionable or unfounded assertions about President Trump.