NATAS honors Univision’s Ramos, Salinas

'Noticiero' anchors to receive lifetime achievement kudo

Univision news anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas will receive the lifetime achievement award at the 33rd annual News and Doc Emmys.

The “Noticiero Univision” co-anchors will be honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the Oct. 1 ceremony at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in New York.

“The majority of the U.S. Hispanic population receives the news of the world first and foremost from these two brilliant reporters who continue to be the voice, the conscience and the heart of Hispanic America across the country,” NATAS chairman Malachy Wienges said. “We are happy to honor their work which sits amongst the very best news reporting in any language.”

“Noticiero Univision” averages 2 million viewers per night and is the most watched Spanish language newscast in the U.S., regularly competing with other national network newscasts in major cities.

Ramos, who came to the United States as a student in 1983, became a national news anchor in 1986 at age 28, one of the youngest in the history of American television. He also hosts weekly Univision public affairs program “Al Punto” and has won eight Emmys.

Salinas began her journalism career in 1981 in her native Los Angeles at KMEX 34, now a Univision affiliate and became a “Noticiero Univision” anchor in 1987, becoming one of the first women in the U.S. to co-anchor a national nightly newscast. She also co-hosts newsmagazine “Aqui y Ahora.”

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