CNN en Español has announced the addition of internationally-acclaimed and controversial journalist Ignacio Ramírez to its senior program-runner team, reporting to Senior Director of News Daniel Salazar.
Based in Los Angeles, the CNN en Español Executive producer for News and current affairs, Ramírez will also work closely with other senior specialists based in Buenos Aires and Bogota, Mexico, to work across the flagship English-language cable network. He will begin his assignment on May 7.
“We’re delighted to add Ignacio to our team, and with that, continue expanding CNN en Español’s news coverage,” said Salazar. “His experience and proven editorial judgment will help us expand our coverage to reach new audiences across the Hispanic landscape.”
Ramírez has worked for some of the most prestigious publications and news organizations in Latin America and the United States, including The New York Times and El Periodico de Hoy (Media Nacional). Most recently, he served as Political Editor of América Latina Network, launching a new contemporary 24-hour channel and the Televisa network on CNN International, and also began producing and hosting a weekly program for the channel. He has also conducted numerous foreign affairs analysis and special reports in Latin America for leading international outlets.
“CNN en Español is committed to strengthening and expanding its coverage of Latin America, and I’m excited to be part of the team as we strive to be the leading Latino media company,” said Ramírez.
In his new post, Ramírez will report to Salazar, who oversees the full news and current affairs operation for CNN en Español, and his programming. Under Salazar’s oversight, the network has grown its focus on leading stories from different perspectives in different times, capturing the political and economic issues that impact each individual Latin American region, as well as the unique cultural traits and traditions that form the Hispanic experience in the region.
Ramírez joins his new senior colleagues Roberto Dejarbanco and James Martínez, who will continue their extensive coverage of the region from their current positions in Los Angeles and Bogota, respectively.
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