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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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Univision, Telemundo Mum As Hispanic Unemployment Hits New Record Low

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Ken Oliver-Méndez
January 8th, 2019 7:00 AM
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Univisión reporta admonición del papa contra orgullo gay en sacerdocio

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Ken Oliver-Méndez
December 10th, 2018 1:02 PM
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Univision Reports Pope's Admonition Against 'Gay Pride' in Priesthood

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Ken Oliver-Méndez
December 7th, 2018 4:53 PM
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Jorge Ramos tilda de "maravilloso" los escraches contra conservadores

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Jorge Bonilla and Ken Oliver-Méndez
November 17th, 2018 3:46 PM
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Jorge Ramos Calls Harassing Conservative Leaders 'A Wonderful Thing'

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Jorge Bonilla and Ken Oliver-Méndez
November 14th, 2018 4:16 PM
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Anuncio GOTV en Univisión se inclina hacia los demócratas

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
November 6th, 2018 9:58 PM
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Univisión y Telemundo ignoran baja histórica en desempleo hispano

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
November 6th, 2018 8:26 PM
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Univision GOTV Ad Tilted Towards Democrats

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
November 6th, 2018 7:08 PM
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Record-Low Hispanic Unemployment Ignored on Univision, Telemundo

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
November 5th, 2018 7:35 PM

Mutis en medios hispanos sobre ciudadanía en esfuerzo GOTV

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
October 29th, 2018 9:30 PM
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Citizenship Requirement Skirted in GOTV Effort on Hispanic Media

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
October 29th, 2018 6:51 PM
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Caravana encuentra defensor y portavoz en Jorge Ramos de Univisión

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
October 24th, 2018 8:24 PM
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The Caravan Finds Champion, Cheerleader in Univision’s Jorge Ramos

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
October 23rd, 2018 7:36 PM
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Jueza Sotomayor hace campaña en la televisión hispana

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
October 18th, 2018 6:48 PM
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On Hispanic TV, Justice Sotomayor Surreptitiously Hits Campaign Trail

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
October 18th, 2018 4:59 PM
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Televisión hispana por fin da importancia a nivel récord en desempleo

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
October 9th, 2018 9:19 PM
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Historically Low Unemployment Gets Attention of Hispanic TV Networks

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
October 9th, 2018 7:24 PM

Nuevas revelaciones de complicidad para favorecer voto por Hillary

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Ken Oliver-Méndez
September 12th, 2018 4:25 PM

New Revelations of Pro-Dem Collusion at Google, Univision, Voto Latino

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Ken Oliver-Méndez
September 11th, 2018 4:56 PM
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Enfoque unilateral a restricciones en visa H-1B en Univisión

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
September 4th, 2018 7:31 PM