FNC Launches Fox News Latino & Honors the 2010 Ailes Apprentice Program Graduates

By Molly Stark Dean 

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FNC launched Fox News Latino, a new website, whilst honoring the 2010 Ailes Apprentice Program graduates Tuesday night at the Water Club in Manhattan. Fox News CEO/chair and founder of the program, Roger Ailes hosted the dinner and Bill Hemmer was the MC. Other Fox Newsers in attendance: Geraldo Rivera, Martha MacCallum, Neil Cavuto, Harris Faulkner, new FNC weather anchor Maria Molina, Dr. Manny Alvarez, and from FBN: Lori Rothman, and Eric Bolling.

The apprentice program, created by Ailes in 2003, awards each student a graduate certificate and a stipend. The apprentices are given monthly meetings with their mentors, exposure to all Fox News platforms through job shadows, and a private lunch with Ailes. The Ailes Rising Apprentice Scholarship also launched that night, which awards $10,000 to one student from each sponsoring school: Hofstra University and St. Augustine’s College.

The night was also the kick-off of Fox News Latino, an English-language website for the rapidly growing Hispanic population in the U.S. Will the website one day turn into a TV channel, like CNN en Espanol? “That’s nowhere in sight,” manager Francisco Cortes told The Miami Herald. “Though, trust me, it’s in the back of my mind.” Cortes himself is a graduate of the Ailes Apprentice Program.

Bill Hemmer, Roger Ailes, Anita Sthalasayee, apprentice, for Imus in the Morning and Tom Bowman, Imus EP and Anita’s mentor.

More photos from the event are after the jump…

Bill Hemmer, Roger Ailes, Mae Joo, apprentice, AP for Special Report w/ Bret Baier and Fred Haberstick, Joo’s mentor.

Bill Hemmer, Roger Ailes, Danelle Garcia, apprentice, graphics PA, and Francisco Cortes, Garcia’s mentor, previous apprentice and manager of FOX News Latino.

Roger Ailes, Steven Page, apprentice, “America Live, and Patricia Peart, his mentor.

Roger Ailes (center) with apprentices Mae Joo, Steven Page, Danelle Garcia and Anita Sthalasayee.