The Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) is pleased to announce that León Krauze will become a new Senior Fellow. An author, academic, award-winning journalist, and Emmy-winning news anchor, Krauze will bring his rich personal background and multi-award winning journalistic expertise to CCLP’s conversations and research on foreign affairs and media.
Krauze previously held the Wallis Annenberg Chair at USC, and has built an impressive career in broadcast journalism at a variety of both English and Spanish-language outlets. He serves as the primary anchor at Univision’s Los Angeles KMEX station, Canal 34, and writes a weekly column for Mexico’s El Universal. In May 2018, Krauze became the first journalist from a U.S. media outlet chosen to moderate a presidential debate in Mexico.
“Having worked with Leon as a colleague, benefited from his expertise and insights, and followed his career as he has mastered a wide range of platforms, I am extremely pleased that he has agreed to join our team,” CCLP Director Geoffrey Cowan said.
Krauze is the author of La Casa Dividida, a 2005 book about the George W. Bush presidency; the host of podcasts on Univisión and Slate; and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, The Daily Beast, and KCRW’s “Left, Right, and Center.” He has won eight Emmys, two Golden Mics, an Edward R. Murrow award and a Southern California Journalism Award from the Los Angeles Press Club. GQ Magazine named Krauze Mexico’s Journalist of the Year in 2011.