Famous Mexican Media Personalities

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Katy Jurado
(Actor, Journalist, Critic, Television actor, Film actor)
Katy Jurado
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Birthdate: January 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guadalajara
Died: July 5, 2002
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Jorge Ramos
(Best-Known Spanish-Language News Anchor in the United States of America)
Jorge Ramos
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Birthdate: March 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

One of the most influential Hispanic journalists in the US, Jorge Ramos gained the tag of the Walter Cronkite of Latino America. Starting his career with Televisa in Mexico, he later worked for KMEX in the US and soon gained fame as the co-anchor of Noticiero Univision.

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Maribel Guardia
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Birthdate: May 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
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Cepillin
(Actor, Singer)
Cepillin
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Birthdate: February 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Died: March 8, 2021
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Antonietta Collins
(News Anchor)
Antonietta Collins
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Birthdate: November 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican-American ESPN sportscaster Antonietta Collins had begun her career as a production assistant at Univision, graduating to being a news reporter and then a sports reporter, covering events related to the NBA and the MLB. Daughter of award-winning journalist Maria Antonieta Collins, she was previously a budding soccer player, too.

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Rebecca de Alba
(Model turned host who is most well known as the presenter for Project Runway Latin America)
Rebecca de Alba
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Birthdate: October 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zacatecas, Mexico
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Vero Rodríguez
(Journalist known for her tenure with Fox Sports Mexico and Fox Deportes)
Vero Rodríguez
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Birthdate: March 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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Laura Flores
(Actress, hostess and singer)
Laura Flores
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Birthdate: August 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
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Laura Bozzo
(Broadcaster)
Laura Bozzo
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Birthdate: August 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Laura Bozzo is a Peruvian talk show host renowned for hosting her popular Spanish-language talk show, Laura. The occurrence of regular fights and the discussion of the sensitive subject matter have made her shows controversial in nature. In 2008, Laura Bozzo landed in trouble when the Peruvian press discovered that some of her shows were staged for entertainment purposes.

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Carlos Villagrán
(Actor, Comedian, and former journalist best known for playing Quico in the Televisa sitcom El Chavo del Ocho)
Carlos Villagrán
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Birthdate: January 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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Adriana Louvier
(Louvier began acting as a lead actress with a television screen debut in La mujer de Lorenzo (2003))
Adriana Louvier
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Birthdate: September 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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Michelle Vieth
(Television Personality, Actress who is known for her roles in telenovelas such as Sonadoras and Amigas y Rivales.)
Michelle Vieth
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Birthdate: November 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
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Elena Poniatowska
(French-Mexican Journalist and the First Woman to Win Mexico’s National Journalism Prize)
Elena Poniatowska
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Birthdate: May 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France

Born in Paris, to a Polish-French father and a mother with Mexican origins, author Elena Poniatowska had begun her career as a journalist. Her iconic work Massacre in Mexico won her an award, which she refused to accept. She also became the first female to win Mexico’s National Journalism Prize.

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Paco Stanley
(Television personality)
Paco Stanley
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Birthdate: July 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: June 7, 1999
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Lola Beltrán
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Birthdate: March 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: El Rosario, Mexico
Died: March 24, 1996
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Montserrat Oliver
(Fashion model and actress host who has graced the cover of magazines like Vogue and been a spokesmodel for global brands like Coca-Cola)
Montserrat Oliver
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Birthdate: April 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
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Jacobo Zabludovsky
(Journalist)
Jacobo Zabludovsky
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Birthdate: May 24, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: July 2, 2015
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Inés Sainz
(Sports journalist)
Inés Sainz
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Birthdate: September 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
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Gregorio López
(One of the Leading Chroniclers of the Mexican Revolution)
Gregorio López
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Birthdate: November 17, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Huasteca, Veracruz, Mexico
Died: December 10, 1966

One of the greatest chroniclers of the Mexican Revolution, Gregorio López y Fuentes was initially a teacher and then a journalist who wrote using the pseudonym Tulio F. Peseenz. He soared to fame with his iconic work Campamento (Encampment), followed by Tierra (Earth) and El indio (The Indian).

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Laisha Wilkins
(Actress, Talk Show Hostess)
Laisha Wilkins
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Birthdate: May 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Gail Borden
(Inventor)
Gail Borden
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Birthdate: November 9, 1801
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Norwich, Chenango County, New York, United States
Died: January 11, 1874
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Alfredo Adame
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Birthdate: June 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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Juan Ruiz Healy
(Journalist)
Juan Ruiz Healy
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Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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Lydia Cacho
(Journalist, Feminist, and human rights activist)
Lydia Cacho
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Birthdate: April 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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Amado Nervo
(Mexican Poet, Journalist and Educator)
Amado Nervo
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Birthdate: August 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Died: May 24, 1919

Amado Nervo was a Mexican poet, educator, and journalist. Widely regarded as one of the most prominent poets of 19th century Mexico, Nervo was renowned for using metaphor as well as his references to mysticism in his poetry. Apart from being a respected literary figure, Amado Nervo also served as Mexican Ambassador to Uruguay and Argentina.

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Elena Garro
(Mexican Screenwriter, Journalist, Dramaturg, Short Story Writer, and Novelist)
Elena Garro
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Birthdate: December 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Puebla, Mexico
Died: August 22, 1998

One of the greatest authors of 20th-century Hispanic and Mexican literature, Elena Garro is best known for her one-act plays, such as The Dog and The Tree. Her works paved the path for the magic realism movement. She was married to poet and diplomat Octavio Paz and was exiled for her political activism.

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Carlos Monsiváis
(Mexican Philosopher, Writer and Journalist)
Carlos Monsiváis
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Birthdate: May 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: June 19, 2010

One of Mexico’s greatest political activists and critics, Carlos Monsiváis is best known for his crónicas, or literary journalism pieces. His criticism of the culture of Mexico was often satirical. He remained single throughout his life and would often give interviews with his pet cats on his lap.

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Jesús Blancornelas
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Birthdate: November 13, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Died: November 23, 2006
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León Krauze
(Journalist, Writer)
León Krauze
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Birthdate: January 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi
(Mexican Writer and Political Journalist, Best Known as the Author of 'El Periquillo Sarniento' (1816))
José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi
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Birthdate: November 15, 1776
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: June 21, 1827

José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi was a Mexican political journalist and writer best remembered for his 1816 novel El Periquillo Sarniento. Translated in English as The Mangy Parrot, this work is widely regarded as the first novel to be written by a Mexican and the first novel published in Latin America.

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Kati Horna
(Photojournalist)
Kati Horna
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Birthdate: May 19, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: October 19, 2000
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Martín Luis Guzmán
(Mexican Novelist and Journalist)
Martín Luis Guzmán
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Birthdate: October 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico
Died: December 22, 1976

One of the greatest authors of the Mexican revolutionary era, Martín Luis Guzmá had also served as a colonel in Pancho Villa’s forces. He spent much of his life in exile in the US and Spain. His iconic works such as The Eagle and the Serpent later won him Mexico’s National Prize.

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Adela Navarro Bello
(Journalist and the general director of the Tijuana weekly magazine Zeta)
Adela Navarro Bello
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Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Tijuana, Mexico
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Adrián Makala
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Birthdate: December 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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Carmelo Torres
(Bullfighter)
Carmelo Torres
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Birthdate: July 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Barca, Mexico
Died: January 29, 2003

Carmelo Torres was a Mexican matador, businessman, TV producer, author, and journalist. Also known as the Bullfighting Diplomat, Torres achieved immense fame as a manager of bullfighters and was close to many politicians, including Rafael Caldera and Mexican President José López Portillo. Carmelo Torres is also credited with founding Video Bullfighting System, a pioneering business specializing in recording Venezuelan bullfights.

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Yanet Garcia
(TV Presenter, Model, Actresses)
Yanet Garcia
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Birthdate: November 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monterrey, Nuevo León
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Ricardo Garibay
(Mexican Poet and Journalist)
Ricardo Garibay
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Birthdate: January 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tulancingo, Mexico
Died: May 3, 1999

One of the finest cultural icons of Mexico, Ricardo Garibay was a dedicated journalist and a talented author and screenplay writer. Known for creating TV programs such as Autores y libros, he also penned the award-winning novel The House that Burns at Night. He was also known for his reckless lifestyle.