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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. 


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One-Sided Treatment of H-1B Visa Clampdown on Univision Morning Show

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
August 31st, 2018 5:09 PM

NAHJ pide censura tras asesinato Tibbetts

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Ken Oliver-Méndez and Jorge Bonilla
August 30th, 2018 5:03 PM

In Wake of Tibbetts Murder, NAHJ Calls For Censorship

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Ken Oliver-Méndez and Jorge Bonilla
August 27th, 2018 9:52 PM
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Univisión finalmente registra baja récord en desempleo hispano

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
August 8th, 2018 6:14 PM
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‘Good News’ of Record Low Unemployment Finally Registers on Univision

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
August 5th, 2018 4:38 PM
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Presentadora califica a Trump como "peor mandatario en la historia"

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
July 26th, 2018 11:11 AM
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This News Anchor Calls President Trump the ‘Worst Ruler in History’

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
July 24th, 2018 9:56 AM
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Telemundo exalta 10 manifestantes anti-ICE, ignora nuevos empleos

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
July 20th, 2018 1:51 PM
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Otro reporte engañoso de Telemundo contra ley y orden

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
July 19th, 2018 12:38 PM

Univisión y Telemundo ignoran histórico desempleo hispano

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Ken Oliver-Méndez
July 18th, 2018 2:18 PM
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10 Anti-ICE Protesters Get Telemundo Airtime, 164k Latino Jobs Do Not

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
July 16th, 2018 3:07 PM
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Kneejerk Anti-Police Reporting on Telemundo

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
July 13th, 2018 12:35 PM

Lowest Ever Hispanic Unemployment Ignored By Univision, Telemundo

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Ken Oliver-Méndez
July 8th, 2018 10:30 PM
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Hispanic Networks Highlight Anti-Law Enforcement Protests, Violence

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 29th, 2018 6:02 PM
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En la burbuja de Univisión, 'todo el mundo' celebra mes del ‘orgullo´

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 28th, 2018 8:13 PM
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In the Univision Bubble, ‘Everybody’ Celebrates Pride Month

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 28th, 2018 9:54 AM
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Pánico en Telemundo tras anuncio de acabar con asilos fraudulentos

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 19th, 2018 4:25 PM
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Crackdown Against Abuse of Asylum Claims Sparks Panic at Telemundo

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 19th, 2018 9:27 AM
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Obsesión antiarmas de los medios incluye hasta las pistolas de agua

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 15th, 2018 8:07 PM
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Media's Anti-Gun Obsession Spreads to Squirt Guns on Univision

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 15th, 2018 12:26 PM