Fortune magazine has named a veteran broadcaster to its 2016 list of the World’s Greatest Leaders. The selection of Jorge Ramos, who has been called “the Walter Cronkite of Latino America,” was announced today.
Ramos hosts news programs in both English and Spanish, on two networks. He hosts the English-language Fusion program “America with Jorge Ramos” and has had a long association with Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, including hosting the news program “Noticiero Univision” and the Sunday morning political show “Al Punto.”
“Jorge Ramos is a leader because he has kept immigration on the agenda and continually asked hard questions to politicians about topics that matter to his community,” said Fortune reporter Claire Groden.
Ramos was also famously thrown out by Donald Trump back in August during one of Trump’s press conferences. Ramos was later let back into the press conference.
Ramos has received eight Emmy Awards for his work. He has written 12 books, including “Take a Stand: Lessons From Rebels,” published earlier this month.