TELEMUNDO 47 SENIOR NEWS ANCHOR JORGE RAMOS TO RETIRE AFTER NEARLY FIVE DECADES OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Original founder of Telemundo 47’s news operations is a seven-time Emmy® winner and a member of the New York National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle
FORT LEE, NJ – (August 16, 2018) – Concluding a distinguished, award-winning career spanning nearly five decades, Telemundo 47 senior news anchor Jorge Ramos announced that he will be stepping away from the anchor chair following the conclusion of the station’s Friday, September 21 evening newscasts. Ramos announced his retirement earlier tonight to his colleagues who were gathered inside the Telemundo 47 newsroom.
An original founding member of Telemundo 47’s news operations, the Puerto Rico native is a member of the Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), New York Chapter. He is also the recipient of seven Emmy® awards and an array of local honors for his service and work in the community. Throughout his time at Telemundo 47, Ramos has helped the station achieve many milestones, including historic ratings. In July, the 11 pm edition of Noticiero 47 Telemundo anchored by Ramos was ranked as the most-watched local newscast in the entire New York market, regardless of language, according to Nielsen and various measurement systems.
“For nearly forty years, it has been my great privilege to report the news and world events that impacted our Tri-State community,” said Ramos. “I am grateful to our viewers for welcoming me into their homes and their hearts and honored for the opportunity to serve them during times of hardship and joy. I will miss them deeply and will always cherish their love and support. I look forward to celebrating my tenure with Telemundo 47 in the next few weeks with my colleagues and our viewers.”
Ramos began his career in the media in 1972, working at the radio station WKVM in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He later joined Telemundo 47 in 1979 where he served as the station’s first field reporter. His talent and tenacity on camera were rewarded when he was named anchor of Telemundo 47’s original news program El Informador alongside his mentor, Eusebio Valls. Soon thereafter, he succeeded Valls as the station’s lead news anchor, a position he has held ever since. In that time, Ramos has hosted several special programming segments including the inauguration of President George H.W. Bush in 1989 and the inauguration of President Bill Clinton in 1993.
Since 1992, Ramos’ “Crímenes sin Resolver” broadcast segments led to the arrest of several suspects wanted for criminal acts. In 2003, the New York City Police Department and the Crime Stoppers program honored Jorge for his assistance in resolving a ten-year-old crime. Ramos also received a plaque from Commissioner Ray Kelly for his reporting,
“Jorge has been Telemundo 47’s main anchor for several decades and for so many of our viewers, Jorge has become an extended member of their families,” said Cristina Schwarz, President and General Manager of Telemundo 47. “We are deeply appreciative for his service to our community and his commitment to broadcast excellence. While we will deeply miss Jorge’s presence at Telemundo 47, we all look forward to witnessing the next chapter in his distinguished career.”
A graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, and a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Ramos has worked closely with the Tri-State’s Hispanic community for more than 35 years. Throughout that time, he has collaborated with many community organizations, non-profits and charities, in addition to serving as grand marshal and godfather of numerous parades throughout the region. The father of a former Marine, Ramos advocates for Hispanic veterans and supports their return to civilian life.
“I want to thank Telemundo 47’s management for the trust they extended me throughout my many years at this wonderful station. I also will be forever thankful to my colleagues – the producers, writers, engineers, directors, reporters and especially my 6 pm and 11 pm anchor team,” concluded Ramos. “While the time has come to step away from the anchor desk and prepare for my next chapter of service to the community, I am excited for the opportunity to continue serving our viewers in a different but equally personal way. I look forward to sharing those plans soon.”
Throughout the week of September 17, Telemundo 47 will celebrate Ramos’ career with a series of special segments airing during the evening newscasts. Noticiero 47 Telemundo 5 pm anchor Edgardo Del Villar will move into the 6pm and 11 pm anchor chair, starting Monday, September 24.
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About Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU
Telemundo 47 / WNJU is the Telemundo television station serving Spanish-speaking viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for more than 50 years. The Tri-State’s Spanish-language broadcasting channel for soccer, Telemundo 47 will offer exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2019 Copa America, the 2019 and 2025 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ tournaments and the 2022 and 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ tournaments.
Delivering more than 27 hours of locally-produced news, information and entertainment programing each week, Telemundo 47 offers comprehensive breaking news coverage and features the New York market’s only team of bilingual meteorologists, La Autoridad en El Tiempo, who use cutting-edge technology to keep viewers and their families safe and informed. This includes Tele Doppler 47, con tecnología S band, the most powerful and most accurate weather technology available.
Telemundo 47’s local consumer investigative unit, Telemundo Responde, returns every telephone call, responds to every electronic inquiry and has recovered over $1.5 million for local viewers. The station also features Acceso Total, the region’s only local entertainment variety program with TeleXitos, the station’s multicast network, offering viewers many beloved, iconic television series in an easy-to-watch, comfortable Spanish-language format.
As a station, Telemundo 47 demonstrates its commitment to the communities it serves by cultivating local partnerships with organizations that reflect the diversity of the local market. Telemundo 47 also provides news and information across all platforms, online at Telemundo47.com, and via its dedicated mobile app and across social media.