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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

Clinton Campaign Tightens Ties to Univision, Hires Anchor's Daughter

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Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 20th, 2015 8:18 PM
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Trump bajo fuego por las cadenas de habla hispana

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 18th, 2015 5:14 PM
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Trump Takes a Beating on Spanish Nets

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 18th, 2015 5:11 PM

Immigration Poll Results Ignored on Spanish Nets

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 7th, 2015 3:55 PM

TV hispanoparlantes ignoran resultados de encuesta sobre inmigración

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 7th, 2015 3:54 PM
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MundoFox resalta la religiosidad entre los hispanos

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 19th, 2015 4:32 PM
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Hispanic Religiosity Stands Out on MundoFox

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
May 18th, 2015 10:39 PM

Eureka! Univision Discovers Cruz Has Latino Support

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
March 24th, 2015 6:14 PM
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From the Get-Go, Univision Hammers Cruz

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
March 23rd, 2015 5:40 PM

MSNBC, Telemundo Host Díaz-Balart Presses Obama to Expand Amnesty

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
February 25th, 2015 11:11 PM

Obama Berates, then Tasks, Univision’s Jorge Ramos on Immigration

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
December 10th, 2014 12:34 AM

Telemundo Celebrates Weakened U.S. Immigration Law Enforcement

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
November 21st, 2014 3:10 AM

Univision Partnering with Obama Admin to Promote DACA

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
October 1st, 2014 5:20 PM

Univision's Shaky Commitment to Truth in Labeling

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
September 23rd, 2014 5:40 PM

Deafening Silence on Obama IRS Scandal Developments

Latino
Ken Oliver-Méndez
August 28th, 2014 5:29 PM

There They Go Again: Univision and ObamaCare

Ken Oliver-Méndez
August 14th, 2014 4:43 PM

Planned Parenthood Tips Hat to Univision’s 'Hola Doctor' for Promoti

Ken Oliver-Méndez
August 12th, 2014 8:29 PM

Media Tarring Conservatives as 'Anti-Immigrant and 'Anti-Hispanic

Ken Oliver-Méndez
August 1st, 2014 5:54 PM

Top Spanish-language Newscasts Ignore Damning Lois Lerner E-Mail Revel

Ken Oliver-Méndez
July 31st, 2014 8:41 PM

Univision Report Reveals Downside of Hiking Minimum Wage

Ken Oliver-Méndez
June 3rd, 2014 6:13 PM