Jorge Ramos Partners with Fusion for News Series “Real America with Jorge Ramos”

Jorge Ramos is getting Real

The 59-year-old Mexican journalist, author and Univision news anchor is launching a news series with Fusion, according to Variety.

Jorge Ramos

The five-episode program, titled “Real America with Jorge Ramos,” will see the veteran news journalist asking provocative questions of the disrupters, dreamers, dynamic-thinking Americans who are on the cutting edge and making a difference in this uncertain time.

The series will premiere on Tuesday, November 21 at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Fusion.

In the premiere installment, Ramos travels to Puerto Rico to measure the impact of the disaster. Ramos explores what life is really like in Puerto Rico weeks after Hurricane Maria, and asks why it has taken so long for these U.S. citizens to get much needed aid and electricity. He interviews those struggling to live without basic resources, along with the Mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulin Cruz—who has challenged President Donald Trump on response efforts—the Governor Ricardo Rosello, and others who are providing aid including former New York Yankee and Puerto Rico native Jorge Posada and his wife Laura.

Upcoming episodes will feature profiles of actor and comedian John Leguizamo, Governor John Kasich (R-OH), artists and activists Ai Weiwei and JR, and world-renowned brain surgeon Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, among others.

“Jorge is the quintessential American—a proud, hard working immigrant for whom the promise of America is tangible. His curiosity is infectious and this series, like all his projects for FUSION, will further elevate the voices that are writing the next chapter of our nation’s history,” said Fusion President Daniel Eilemberg.

Ramos has been the anchor of Noticiero Univision since 1986 and hosts the Univision weekly public affairs program Al Punto. He also famously sparred with then-Presidential candidate Trump in an August 2015 press conference over Trump’s comments regarding Mexican immigrants.

“Real America with Jorge Ramos” is a Fusion original series.

Fox Brings Special Trump-Inspired Boots on Conan O’Brien’s “Made in Mexico” Episode of His TBS Late-Night Show

Vicente Fox is giving Donald Trump the boot…

One year after the 74-year-old former president of Mexico told the then-presidential candidate, in an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos, “I’m not going to pay for that f*cking wall,” Fox taped another such message to Trump via Conan O’Brien’s upcoming “Made in Mexico” episode of his TBS late-night show.

Vicente Fox & Conan O'Brien

In January, the always-on-point Fox tweeted to Trump, “When will you understand that I am not paying for that f*cken wall. Be clear with US taxpayers. They will pay for it.”

And, to make sure his position was perfectly clear, Fox also presented O’Brien with a pair of boots on which were decorated the words “No F*cking Wall.”

Turning to the camera, Fox told Trump, “Don’t mess around with us … because if you look for it, you’re going to find it.”

“President Fox, I appreciate that you keep talking to Trump, but I think he switched channels very early in this program,” the host quipped.

In a previously released clip of Wednesday night’s “Conan Without Borders: Made in Mexico” special, O’Brien held a Border Wall Pledge Drive to collect cash to build the wall.

O’Brien announced in January that he was heading back to the eye of a political storm for his next road trip. The announcement came just hours after the current president of Mexico cancelled plans to meet with newly sworn in President Trump, after Trump signed an executive order expediting construction of the wall and again insisted Mexico is going to pay for it.

Becky G to Perform at Univision & Fusion’s Rise Up as One Concert

Becky G is rising up to the challenge…

The 19-year-old Mexican American singer, songwriter and Power Ranger has joined the star-studded lineup for Univision and Fusion‘s Rise Up as One concert, taking place this weekend along the U.S./Mexico border in San Diego, California.

Becky G

“We are very happy that the beautiful daughter of immigrants has joined our concert,” reads the tweet with the announcement.

Becky G joins a list of performers that includes Miguel BoséJuanes, Jesse & JoyLila DownsLos Tigres del NorteLuis CoronelAndra DayAlejandro SanzJulieta VenegasLupillo RiveraCarlos VivesFonsecaNatalia Lafourcade, Debi Nova, T Bone Burnett and Jorge Drexler.


The free concert will wrap up the historical event, billed as a celebration of music, diversity and unity, taking place on October 15. It will broadcast live on Univision in Spanish and on Fusion in English at 7:00 pm ET.

Co-chairs to the event include Emilio & Gloria EstefanCalle 13‘s René Pérez aka ResidenteLin-Manuel Miranda, among others.

Coronel to Perform at Univision & Fusion’s “Rise Up as One” Concert

Luis Coronel is Rise-ing up to the challenge….

The 20-year-old Mexican American singer has joined the star-studded lineup of performers for Univision and Fusion’s Rise Up as One concert, billed as a celebration of music, diversity and unity.

Luis Coronel

In addition to Coronel, an award-winning regional Mexican singer known for his hit singles “Mi niña traviesa,” “Será más fácil,” and “Escápate,” the show will include performances by Andra Day, Lila Downs, Miguel Bosé, Fonseca, Jesse & Joy, Jorge Drexler, Lupillo Rivera, Alejandro Sanz, Los Tigres del NorteJuanes, Julieta Venegas, and Carlos Vives.

Staged along the U.S./Mexico border in San Diego, California, the free concert will wrap up the event taking place on October 15. It will broadcast live on Univision in Spanish and on Fusion in English at 7:00 pm ET.

“The U.S.-Mexico border provides the perfect stage for this amazing event and is a way to highlight diversity and inclusion, despite borders,” said Camila Jiménez Villa, Co-President and Chief Content Officer at Fusion Media Group, in a statement. “This location and our incredible lineup of award-winning artists will celebrate, through the power of music, the connectedness of our world and the positivity that occurs when we show empathy, respect and openness to one another.”

Co-chairs to the event include Emilio & Gloria Estefan, Calle 13‘s René Pérez aka Residente, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, Ava DuVernay and Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others.

Estefan to Serve as Honorary Co-Chair of Univision & Fusion Media Group’s “Rise Up as One” Event

Gloria Estefan is ready to rise up…

The 59-year-old Cuban singer-songwriter and her husband, Emilio Estefan, have been named as honorary co-chairs of Univision and Fusion Media Group‘s “Rise Up as One” event — a two-day celebration of music, diversity and unity, taking place on October 14 and 15.

Gloria Estefan

The Estefans will serve as co-chairs alongside Calle 13‘s René Pérez aka Residente.

Also attached to the project are Junot Díaz, Ava DuVernayAmerica Ferrera, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. JacksonQuincy Jones, Mía Maestro, Jonathan OlingerRobert Rodriguez and Forest Whitaker, among other artists, thought leaders and influencers.

“We’re honored to have such a diverse group of inspiring and talented individuals joining us to celebrate who we are and the way we live through this unprecedented event. Their passion and commitment will help us put a spotlight on the power of inclusivity in a changing America,” said Camila Jimenez Villa, Fusion Media Group Co-President and COO.

The two-day event will wrap up with a free ticketed concert headlined by artists and musicians that are yet to be announced.

The concert will broadcast live on October 15 on Univision and Fusion at 7 p.m. ET.

Fusion Picks Up Atencio-Anchored Series “Unreported World”

Mariana Atencio is going unreported in the United States…

Fusion is bringing Unreported World, featuring the Venezuelan journalist, to the U.S.

Mariana Atencio

The youth-targeted cable net has picked up a 10-episode season of the series in which young journalists span the globe to report on stories that most media outlets ignore. The series bows November 11 with back-to-back hourlong episodes.

Unreported World will be anchored by Atencio, as well as Fusion’s Dan Lieberman and Kimberly Brooks, with reporting by Ade Adepitan, Nelufar Hedayat, Kiki King, Ramita Navai, Mary-Ann Ochota and Seyi Rhodes.

Fusion’s Chief Programming Officer Wade Beckett said Unreported World is “a prime example of programming that informs by taking the audience on a journey and providing distinct perspectives on stories that often go untold.”

Fusion acquired the series, which airs on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, from Passion Distribution.

Here are synopses for the 10 episodes and their premiere dates:

The City That Beat Isis (November 11) | Kiki King reports from Kobani, the town in Northern Syria which was under siege by ISIS from September 2014 until January 2015. Having been smuggled into the devastated city, King met the Syrian Kurdish women on the front line and the refugees who fled there from the surrounding area and witnessed the last week of the battle against ISIS as the Kurdish fighters liberated their city.

Pakistan Vaccination Wars (November 11) | Meet the female health workers who are risking their lives on a daily basis, defying death threats from the Taliban, in order to immunise Pakistan’s children against polio. Nelufar Hedayat travels with the extraordinary outreach workers as they attempt to stamp out this entirely preventable disease.

Kids of Murder High (November 18) | San Pedro Sula in Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world. The state education system is in crisis, with schools shut down and children threatened with death if they refuse to join one of the city’s two warring gangs. In the middle of this trauma stands Hector, the head teacher of the school Walking for Peace. Pushing back against the gangs, he is fighting to provide a basic education and stop children risking life and the law by crossing the border into the U.S. Hector built the school himself with funding from Catholic churches in America. “Our school is a miracle of God,” he says, but it’s not. It’s a testament to those willing to strive for an education no matter the cost.” Ade Adepitan reports.

Sex, Mobs & Revolution (November 25) | Ramita Navai travels to Egypt to investigate the shocking increase in sexual assaults and harassment of women, revealing the horrific reality that young men are being paid to carry out horrendous mob attacks on women. It is claimed that this started under the Mubarak regime and it is suspected by some to still continue. Women have been at the forefront of the Egyptian revolution, but are now often fearful of taking part in the regular public demonstrations.

Generation Football (December 2) | Ade Adepitan travels to Paris and Cameroon to meet the boys whose dream of playing soccer are exploited by unscrupulous agents. Families make huge financial sacrifices to pay agents for training and to buy airline tickets for boys to try out at big European clubs, only for the deal to wind up a sham. And some young men end up homeless in Europe. Ade investigates the way a whole generation of gifted young players from arguably Africa’s most soccer-mad nation are being affected, meeting young hopefuls, a fake agent, and destitute boys.

Vietnam’s Dog Snatchers (December 9) | Imagine if your pet dog was stolen and sold for food. That’s what’s happening in Vietnam, where criminals have entered the lucrative dog meat trade. Reporter Nelufar Hedayat investigates, and uncovers evidence of unimaginable animal cruelty.

Kickboxing Kids (December 16) | Reporter Mary-Ann Ochota and Director Daniel Bogado explore the brutal sport of Muay Thai boxing where kids as young as 7 take to the ring to fight for fame, fortune and a shot at the big time. Fighting is big business with huge sums of money being bet but fighting can having a lasting impact on the kids.

The World’s Dirtiest River (December 23) |  Millions of Indonesians rely on the Citarum River for drinking water, but Reporter Seyi Rhodes and Director Hugo Ward discover the river’s full of astounding amounts of garbage and polluted with dangerous industrial chemicals.

15 and Learning to Speak (December 30) | Imagine living without being able to communicate with anyone around you. Well, that’s the reality for many deaf people in the developing world who have never been taught sign language. Kiki King is in rural Uganda to meet some of the country’s most isolated children and the people helping them find their voice for the first time.

Jamaica’s Underground Gays (January 6) | Reporter Ade Adepitan and Director Andrew Carter travel to Kingston to meet a group of gay and transgender Jamaicans who’ve been swept out of society and have ended up living in a storm drain – just because of their sexuality.

Benitez to Host Fusion’s “Nightline on Fusion” Program

Giovani “Gio” Benitez is ready to walk the (night)line

The 29-year-old Latino television correspondent will host Nightline on Fusion, Fusion’s one-hour weekly edition of ABC News Nightline.

Gio Benitez

Co-hosted by Fusion’s Kimberly Brooks, the network’s edition will feature contributions from additional ABC News and Fusion talent. Nightline on Fusion will include stories from the late-night program — the ones that “resonate with Fusion’s young, diverse millennial audience” —  as well as original content produced for Fusion, that network said.

Fusion will begin broadcasting its weekly edition on February 18 at 8:00 pm ET.

Fusion was launched as a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network on October 28, 2013.

Benitez serves as a correspondent for ABC News, appearing on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, 20/20 and Nightline.

He has won two television news Emmy awards.

Fonseca Pens Anthem for Change, “Rise Up,” with Jon Batiste

Fonseca is encouraging the masses to rise up

The 35-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter has partnered with American jazz artist and composer Jon Batiste to co-write “Rise Up,” the theme song to a special one-day summit of the same name.


Fusion, the television and digital company launched as a joint venture between Univision and Disney/ABC Television, will host its first RiseUp summit on November 19 in Washington, D.C.

The one-day event will bring together global activists, artists, politicians and technologists from around the world.

As part of “RiseUp,” Fonseca and Batiste penned the theme song, which is available on iTunes now.

The track is being called an anthem for change (“Stand Up to the world, rise up for what you care,” says the chorus) with jazz and pop influences. All proceeds from the song will be donated to UNICEF.

Fonseca and Batiste will perform “Rise Up” at the summit during an evening concert directed by producer Andres Levin. It will also feature his fusion band, Yerba Buena.

The RiseUp summit will spotlight recent youth-led movements and activism in places as far-flung as Venezuela, Egypt, Taiwan and Turkey.

Montilla Signs with The Gersh Agency

Pili Montilla has new representation in Hollywood…

The Latina television host/producer and actress has signed with has inked with The Gersh Agency.

Pili Montilla

Montilla is a former MTV veejay who has worked as an entertainment reporter and producer for outlets including Fusion, MTV, E! Latino and MundoFox.

She also created, produces and hosts the music show Té Para Tres con Pili Montilla, which is also covered as part of her deal with Gersh.

Montilla’s acting credits include the comedy 200 Cartas, which co-stars Jaime Camil, Dayanara Torres and Lin Manuel Miranda.

Delgado Smith Co-Hosting Fusion’s New Sports Talk Program “Sports Talkers”

Rebecca Delgado Smith will be talking sports in the near future.

The Puerto Rican comedian/actress in Fusion’s new “outrageous” half hour of sport-talk mayhem, Sports Talkers.

Rebecca Delgado Smith

The new series reportedly takes sports commentary to the next level, according to the network.

Set in what Fusion described as “tricked out suburban basement,” Delgado Smith and two fellow members of the Harvard Sailing Team comedy troupe, Adam Lustick and Billy Scafuri, will combine elements of talk radio, late-night comedy and improve performance to create what Fusion, called “a moth-balled quilt” that begins with sports and ends with “Talkers.”

“This show will do for talking about sports what talking about sports has done for sports,” said David Javerbaum, the former EP and head writer for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart who is overseeing content for Fusion’s nightly block of satire programming.

Fusion is the new ABC/Univision joint venture debuting Monday.

Delgado Smith’s credits include television appearances on The League and New Girl, as well a role in Paranormal Activity 3.