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Ken Oliver-Méndez

Director of MRC Latino

Throughout most of his career Ken Oliver-Méndez 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 last year of 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.

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 Blogs

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Big League Boosterism for Julián Castro on Telemundo

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Alexander Reyes and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 27th, 2019 3:55 PM
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Telemundo’s Egg-On-Face Trump Interview

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Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 26th, 2019 8:28 PM

Child Drag Queen’s ‘Creative Gender’ Celebrated On Estrella TV

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Alexander Reyes and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 25th, 2019 9:39 AM

More Mexicans Now Back Tough Immigration Enforcement

Latino
Alexander Reyes and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 19th, 2019 1:16 PM

‘Climate Emergency’ Activism Now Official Party Line At Telemundo

Latino
Alexander Reyes and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 12th, 2019 2:52 PM

Rare Sighting: Second Amendment Defender on Spanish TV

Latino
Alexander Reyes and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 5th, 2019 5:41 PM

Entravision’s Pro-Abortion Agenda On Clear Display

Jorge Bonilla and Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 31st, 2019 4:57 PM

Pro-Abortion Propaganda Reigns on Estrella TV

Alexander Reyes and Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 24th, 2019 4:34 PM
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Pro-Life Voices Stepping Up Their Game In U.S. Hispanic Media

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Jorge Bonilla and Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 20th, 2019 7:30 AM
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Univision Out to Lunch on Record-Low Hispanic Unemployment

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 7th, 2019 6:49 PM
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Telemundo News: Now Selling Assisted Suicide

Latino
Morela Scull and Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 2nd, 2019 12:31 PM
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White Supremacist Threat Wildly Distorted By Univision

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
March 20th, 2019 12:03 PM
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Telemundo, SPLC Strike Out in Hate Crime Reporting

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
February 28th, 2019 1:02 PM
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Bernie Refuses to Call Maduro a Dictator on Univision

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
February 22nd, 2019 5:21 PM
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Trump’s High Hispanic Popularity Finally Reported on Latino Nets

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
February 1st, 2019 12:06 PM
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Skyrocketing Hispanic Approval of Trump Ignored By Latino TV Networks

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
January 22nd, 2019 12:23 PM
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Leading Latino Pastor's Support for Trump on Border Goes Unreported

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
January 20th, 2019 7:00 AM
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Mientras unos callan, Telemundo y Univisión destacan a Venezuela

Latino
Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
January 14th, 2019 2:14 PM
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While Others MIA, Telemundo & Univision Shine in Venezuela Coverage

Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
January 12th, 2019 7:05 AM
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Nada sobre cifras récord en desempleo hispano por Univisión, Telemundo

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Ken Oliver-Méndez
January 8th, 2019 2:14 PM