Enfoque Los Angeles features analysis, interviews and an in-depth look at the most pressing issues affecting the Latino community in Los Angeles today. The episodes focus on immigrant rights, the fight for immigration reform and the challenges that our viewers face for this election year. Special interviews will be held with Angelica Salas, Executive Director for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, Pablo Alvarado; Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network; CHIRLA and NDLO, two of the leading national organizations in the fight for immigration reform and Latino rights, among others.
“With the launch of Enfoque Los Angeles we are reinforcing our commitment to provide the most comprehensive coverage of the topics and issues that are relevant to our community. We are confident that Enfoque Los Angeles, hosted by our renowned journalist Jose Ronstadt, will become the premier source of information and a prominent voice to all Latinos living in Southern California,” said Jose Cancela, President and General Manager of Telemundo 52.
Award-winning journalist Jose Ronstadt brings more than 30 years of experience working as reporter and anchor, as well as top-level executive and public speaker. As one of the most respected voices within the Hispanic community in Southern California, Ronstadt will continue offering viewers the most reliable information, providing a forum to discuss critical issues. Ronstadt is a recipient of several Golden Mike awards that underline his journalistic versatility, including Golden Mikes for Best Newscast—Division A & Division B, Best Editorial Commentary, Best Hard News Reporting, showcasing the history of “Chavez Ravine,” Best Light News Reporting for “The Million Dollar Theatre,” Best Live Reporting for “The Chalino Sanchez Riots,” and Best News Special Series for his compelling immigration series,“Arizona: The Corridor of Death.”
Ronstadt has also contributed relentlessly to the ongoing struggle for civil rights,both in California and in Arizona, identified as the most anti-immigration state in the nation. A native of Nogales, Sonora, he earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from Arizona State University, which honored him in 2006 by creating the “Jose Ronstadt Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship Award,” in recognition of his sustained contributions to academics and Latinos at the university.