Why Is Univision’s Jorge Ramos Going On Telemundo?

By Chris Ariens 

It would be like David Muir going on NBC Nightly News and talking with Lester Holt.

Monday night on Telemundo’s evening newscast, anchor José Díaz-Balart will interview Univision’s main anchor Jorge Ramos.

Their conversation, which took place at a bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida, is part of Ramos’s book tour for his new memoir, Stranger.

But Díaz-Balart sees it as a bigger conversation about the Hispanic community.

“This Noticias Telemundo initiative strengthens our shared commitment to the Latino community at a time when journalism has become of vital importance for us,” Díaz-Balart said.

“This is the first time we are doing this. We’ve owed it to each other for the last 30 years,” Ramos said, alluding to the significance of the encounter and the experience the two colleagues share.