13 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know About Univision's Jorge Ramos

Those who didn't grow up watching Jorge Ramos reading the news on Univision every day, winning journalistic awards for his work in politics, and hearing him fight for immigration reform might have wondered who he was when he had that unfortunate run-in with Donald Trump in 2015. But to Latinos everywhere, Jorge was just doing what we've seen him do year after year — stubbornly fighting to be heard and respected as a voice for his community.

With Jorge taking center stage this year as a moderator for one of the Democratic debates and with outlets like The New York Times singing his praises for his influence among Latinos, we've compiled a few interesting facts you might have not known about the Mexican-American. Keep reading to learn more about Jorge.

  1. He was born in Mexico City on March 16, 1958.
  2. He has an undergraduate degree in communications from the Ibero-American University in México City and a master's degree in international studies from the University of Miami.
  3. Jorge came to the US in 1983 with a student visa and became a US citizen when he was 50 years old.
  4. In any given week, you can find him hosting at least three news shows: Noticiero Univision and Al Punto on Univision and America With Jorge Ramos on Fusion.
  5. He's been the anchorman for Noticiero Univision since 1986.
  6. In a 2015 New York Times profile, the newspaper called Jorge "the Walter Cronkite of Latino America."
  7. He has eight Emmy Awards, including the first one ever given to a leader of Spanish language television.
  8. He has written 10 books. His most recent one is Take a Stand: Lessons From Rebels.
  9. He has two kids, Paola and Nicolas, and has been married twice.
  10. According to his website, he plays soccer every Saturday.
  11. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in world politics, including President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Fidel Castro, and Hugo Chávez.
  12. Of his encounter with Donald Trump during a press conference in August 2015, Jorge has said: "What you want to do in an interview or in a press conference is to unmask, if possible, the person you are talking to. When Donald Trump decided to throw me out, I think he was unmasked. That's the real Donald Trump."
  13. He moderated the 2016 Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that aired on Univision, demanding that Clinton say she wouldn't deport any more immigrants if elected.