Determined to highlight the plight of desperate immigrants, Fusion anchor—and scourge of evasive politicians—Jorge Ramos swam the dangerous river border between Texas and Mexico.
Television news anchor Jorge Ramos has a well-documented talent for cutting through the clutter…
Special Edition of “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos: Edge of a Crisis” Airs Tuesday, July 22 at 10:00 p.m. on Fusion
Fusion’s Jorge Ramos will anchor “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos” from the U.S.-Mexican border on Tuesday, July 22. As Fusion continues to put a spotlight on the growing humanitarian crisis occurring at the border, Ramos will take an intimate look at the journey thousands of unaccompanied children are taking as they flee the increasing violence and economic hardship in their home countries. Ramos will also address the need for action by leaders in Washington to stem the ongoing crisis.
The broadcast will also feature reports from Fusion White House Correspondent Jim Avila, Fusion Correspondent and Univision News anchor Enrique Acevedo, and Univision News’ Pedro Ultreras. “Fusion Live” co-host Mariana Atencio will examine the crisis by the numbers with an ABC News / Washington Post poll outlining how Americans feel about the way President Obama and leaders in Congress have handled the crisis.
The special edition of “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos: Edge of a Crisis” airs Tuesday, July 22 at 10:00 p.m. on Fusion. Ramos’ reporting will also be featured across several ABC News broadcasts including “Good Morning America,” “World News,” and “Nightline.”
— JORGE RAMOS (@jorgeramosnews)July 19, 2014
With the Border Patrol and their horses in Laredo/ Patrullando la frontera a caballo http://t.co/ICC8XfkvgL— JORGE RAMOS (@jorgeramosnews)July 19, 2014
Fusion staffers gathered in Miami last night to celebrate the end of the World Cup and welcome back the team who traveled to Brazil to lead the network’s coverage, including “Soccer Gods” hosts Nando Vila and Simon Carr and VP of news Mark Lima (pictured). In a note to staffers yesterday afternoon, Fusion CEO Isaac Lee called the World Cup coverage “comprehensive, truly distinct, and full of personality across our television and digital platforms”
One of the most underappreciated roles in TV news organizations is that of the booker. Bookers are responsible for securing both big and small guests, experts, celebrities and civilians.
Fusion, the millennial-targeting cable news channel from ABC News and Univision, in an effort to secure more big-name guests, is adding some heavy hitters to its booking staff, including one of Barbara Walters’ veteran bookers, and a former “Tonight Show” co-producer…
"Fusion Live" co-host Pedro Andrade talks about Brazil’s stunning loss to Germany in the World Cup on ”Good Morning America.”
Fusion’s Jorge Ramos spoke to Anderson Cooper on CNN’s “AC 360” about the politics and possible solutions to the immigration crisis on July 9.
Alicia Menendez has been a TV host, writer, think tank advisor, radio show anchor, and political commentator. Though she once considered a career in politics, the 31-year-old now hosts of Fusion’s AM Tonight, where her job is to talk to some of the most interesting people in the country about anything from Justin Bieber to discrimination against transgender women. She spoke to Cosmopolitan.com about the importance of patience, leveraging your strengths, and how meeting one person can change everything.
Alicia Menendez is a digital and mobile junkie. The 30-year-old host of Alicia Menendez Tonight, a weeknight talk program about sex, money and power on Univision and ABC’s joint-venture news network Fusion, is practically fused to her mobile device, even when she’s watching TV. “I just want them in tandem. One augments the other,” she says one evening after filming a segment at the Univision/Fusion Newsport headquarters in Doral, Fla., just outside of Miami.
“We are not Democrats, we are not Republicans. We are awake, pro-Hispanics and we take into consideration what is important to the audience,” Lee said.
“In 2016, all of the millennial generation will be eligible to vote. The election is going to be defined by Hispanics and millennials. So they have to play their politics smart,” Lee said. “We are just going to do what’s right … we will inform with every possible tool we have, and we will let them make their minds and their choices.”
While at the Aspen Ideas Festival Fusion CEO Isaac Lee spoke to Bloomberg TV about the network’s approach, its audience and its point of view. “Fusion TV seems like an idea whose time should have come many years ago,” Bloomberg anchor Erik Schatzker said.
Fusion’s new Editor-in-Chief for its digital platforms Jane Spencer spoke to The New York Times’ Noam Cohen about her new role —
Fusion was created in October as both a cable network and a digital network aimed at a younger, so-called millennial audience and is committed to telling and delivering the news in ways that a young audience expects, Ms. Spencer said.
“What I am most excited about is building a media property for the most ethnically, racially diverse generation — an audience that is underserved,” she said in a telephone interview. “We are going to the platforms where they spend their time — Instagram, Vine, Twitter, even messaging apps.”