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Telemundo Co-founder On Spanish-Language Media And Today’s Media Landscape




Co-founder of Telemundo Frank H Cruz
Co-founder of Telemundo Frank H Cruz

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History professor, journalist and broadcast media executive Frank Cruz has reported on a number of issues often discussed today, including immigration and issues around diversity, equity and power.

Straight Out of Barrio Hollywood: The Adventures of Telemundo Co-founder Frank H. Cruz, Chicano History Professor, TV Anchorman, Network Executive, and Public Broadcasting Leader
Straight Out of Barrio Hollywood: The Adventures of Telemundo Co-founder Frank H. Cruz, Chicano History Professor, TV Anchorman, Network Executive, and Public Broadcasting Leader

These are topics Cruz investigated early on in his career, but they remain consistent topics of conversation and debate. Cruz’s memoir, “Straight Out of Barrio Hollywood: The Adventures of Telemundo Co-founder Frank H. Cruz, Chicano History Professor, TV Anchorman, Network Executive, and Public Broadcasting Leader,” looks to add context to important decades-old topics and events, while touching on his upbringing in Barrio Hollywood in Tucson, Arizona. The book moves from the halls of congress to important moments that happened during the 1960s, 70s and 80s, 

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Frank H. Cruz, author of the new memoir “Straight Out of Barrio Hollywood: The Adventures of Telemundo Co-founder Frank H. Cruz, Chicano History Professor, TV Anchorman, Network Executive, and Public Broadcasting Leader” (Outskirts Press, 2019)