Why President Trump Is “A Nightmare For Univision"
The election day newsroom went from bursting with energy to a “morgue” — then the tough conversations began. “The network chose and Jorge [Ramos] himself chose to be Trump’s main antagonist.”
posted on Jan. 8, 2017, at 2:13 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Jorge Ramos was feeling confident.
Univision’s premiere news anchor sent a few tweets the morning of Election Day. “Today is the day when Latinos will remember who was with them and who insulted them,” one read. In another, he said, “In a multi-racial, multi-ethnic country like this, no one can make it to the White House without the Latino vote. This will be tested today.”
Univision’s flashy newsroom was similarly excited, too. There was a buzz in the building — until it became clear that Donald Trump was going to win. Then, according to an executive, it turned into a “morgue.”
That’s when Daniel Coronell, the president of news, news anchor Enrique Acevedo, and Ramos walked to a quiet corner to talk about what would come next. They agreed that in times of uncertainty, the answer is journalism. To do their jobs. But many believe that will be easier said than done because of the way Univision unapologetically positioned itself as an anti-Trump network and the defender of the Hispanic community they felt was being attacked by him. https://www.buzzfeed.com/adriancarra...mk#.nbAW03grV5