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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

Voto irlandés: varias redes sociales jugaron un papel nefasto

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Ken Oliver-Méndez and Morela Scull
June 14th, 2018 2:03 PM
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Un triunfo para el muro: Telemundo informa victoria emblemática

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 13th, 2018 9:14 PM
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Estrella TV apuesta a victoria demócrata en elecciones de noviembre

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 13th, 2018 3:52 PM

Irish Abortion Vote: Social Media Giants ‘Put Their Thumbs on Scale'

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Ken Oliver-Méndez and Morela Scull
June 13th, 2018 3:31 PM
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Política linguística de empresario latino provoca la ira de Telemundo

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 11th, 2018 9:33 PM
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Política linguística de empresario latino provoca la ira de Telemundo

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 11th, 2018 9:33 PM
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Estrella TV Is ‘All-In’ for Democrat Win in Mid-Terms

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 11th, 2018 7:50 PM
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Telemundo Reviles Latino Restaurateur as Race Traitor

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 8th, 2018 12:27 PM
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Festín en Telemundo para el papa 'pro-gays'

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 6th, 2018 8:51 PM
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A Win for the Wall: Telemundo Reluctantly Reports Free Speech Victory

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 1st, 2018 7:59 PM
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'Pro-Gay' Pope Feted on Telemundo

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Garvin Oliver and Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 30th, 2018 8:07 PM
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Líderes latinos conservadores enfrentan la censura en los medios socia

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 24th, 2018 9:03 PM
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Conservative Latino Leaders Face Hurdles From Social Media Censors

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 24th, 2018 4:01 PM
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Poco críticos los medios de los defensores de la eutanasia

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Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 23rd, 2018 9:14 PM
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Media Mostly Uncritical in Covering Assisted Suicide Advocates

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Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 23rd, 2018 3:35 PM
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An Anti-ICE Classic: Telemundo Reports Arrest of 'Hispanic Dad'

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 20th, 2018 2:35 PM
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Un clásico anti-ICE: Telemundo reporta arresto de “padre hispano”

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 20th, 2018 11:33 AM
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Telemundo: Trump arruina el Día de las Madres al 'separar a familias'

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 15th, 2018 5:10 PM
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Telemundo: By ‘Separating Families’ Trump Ruined Mother’s Day

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 15th, 2018 3:00 PM
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Telemundo destaca minúscula marcha Nazi como noticia titular

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
April 25th, 2018 9:14 PM