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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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Telemundo Headlines Minuscule Nazi March

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
April 25th, 2018 6:36 PM

Detector de Mentiras de Univisión tiene republicanos en su mirilla

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
April 10th, 2018 4:45 PM

95% de los datos verificados por Univisión son de Trump y republicanos

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
April 10th, 2018 4:45 PM

95% of Univision’s ‘Fact Checks’ Target Trump, Republicans

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
April 9th, 2018 8:35 PM
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Jorge Ramos considera regresar a México

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March 29th, 2018 6:56 PM
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Jorge Ramos Eyeing Return to Mexico

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
March 28th, 2018 8:05 PM
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Para reportaje sobre los grupos de odio, Univisión cita a SPLC

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
March 18th, 2018 2:59 PM
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For 'Hate Group' Reporting, Univision Cites 'Independent' SPLC

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
March 18th, 2018 10:51 AM
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En el Día de los Presidentes, Telemundo arremete contra Trump

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
February 21st, 2018 7:14 PM
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Telemundo Pummels Trump on President's Day

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
February 21st, 2018 6:00 PM
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Trump crea oficina para cazar inmigrantes, según Estrella TV

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
February 12th, 2018 6:13 PM
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Trump Creates Office to 'Hunt' Immigrants, Says Estrella TV

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
February 12th, 2018 3:35 PM
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Estrella TV difama a Trump llamándole un ´dictador´ loco

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
February 8th, 2018 9:46 PM
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Trump Maligned as Mad ‘Dictator’ by Estrella TV

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
February 8th, 2018 8:27 PM
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Telemundo revela colusión entre el gobierno de México y activistas

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
February 5th, 2018 9:44 PM
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Telemundo Reveals Collusion Between Mexican Government, Activists

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
February 5th, 2018 8:35 PM
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Presentador que insultó a Michelle Obama ahora se enfoca en Melania

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
January 28th, 2018 12:35 PM
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Presentador que insultó a Michelle Obama ahora se enfoca en Melania

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
January 28th, 2018 12:35 PM
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TV Host Who Smeared Michelle Obama as 'Ape' Now Targets Melania

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
January 25th, 2018 9:33 PM
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Trump’s First Year Headlined as ‘Horror Show’ on Telemundo

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Kathleen Krumhansl and Ken Oliver-Méndez
January 22nd, 2018 8:46 PM