Veteran Journalist Enrique Gratas Joins Estrella TV
Liberman Broadcasting Inc. (LBI Media) announced that Enrique Gratas, an award-winning Spanish-language journalist, is joining LBI’s digichannel Estrella TV. Effective Monday, April 19, Gratas will become the lead anchor of a new, half-hour national network primetime newscast called Noticiero con Enrique Gratas.
“Enrique is one of the most respected Spanish-language television news anchors in the U.S. and we are honored to have him join Estrella TV from his long tenure at Univision,” said Lenard Liberman, CEO-president of LBI Media. “His experience, impressive credentials and strong group of followers make him a perfect fit to lead Estrella TV’s new, weekday national news broadcast. Enrique’s arrival reflects our ongoing commitment to bringing the best talent to our top-quality original programming.”
Noticiero con Enrique Gratas will air Monday through Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and 9:30 p.m. CT/MT. The show will present a daily in-depth review and analysis of the most important events affecting the U.S. Hispanic community.
Most recently, Gratas was the anchor of Univision’s Última Hora (Last Hour), which launched in 1999 and became the highest rated nightly news program in the Spanish-language TV industry. Prior to that, he anchored Telemundo’s flagship show, Ocurrio asi (It happened like this), the network’s first daily investigative news magazine.
Over the course of his 30-year career, Gratas has interviewed such renowned world leaders as President George W. Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and covered some of the most compelling stories of our day including the 9/11 attacks in New York, Luis Colosio’s assassination (candidate for the Mexican presidency in 1994), the 1996 Olympic bombing in Atlanta, the political crises in Argentina and Venezuela and more.
Gratas began his career as a journalist in Argentina before moving to the U.S. in the 1970s.