Univision’s Yarel Ramos to moderate PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Democratic Debate Student Panel

Arlington, Va.–– Univision correspondent and journalist Yarel Ramos will moderate a student panel presented by the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) immediately following the Democratic Debate hosted by PBS NewsHour and POLITICO on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calif.

The student panel will feature local students, teens, and first-time voters in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Generation Z is estimated to be 1 in 10 eligible voters by the time of the 2020 election.

About Yarel Ramos:
Since 2017, Yarel Ramos has anchored Univision’s new midday show, Edición Digital California. Ms. Ramos recently won an Emmy Award for her midterm election coverage. Strengthened by her Mexican-American heritage, Ms. Ramos defines herself as a quintessential, first-generation, Latina millennial. She regards education as a primary tool to empower oneself, having graduated from the University of Southern California (USC)’s Annenberg School of Communication with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, where she is pursuing her master’s degree.

A native of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, Ms. Ramos received the National Hispanic Women’s Corporation’s Youth Leadership Award for her support of Latinx community and culture. In her spare time, Ms. Ramos is an active board member of Corazón de Vida (“Heart of Life”), a non-profit volunteer organization that provides support for the homeless and abandoned children of Baja, Mexico. She is also a co-founder of RAYO, a Los Angeles non-profit organization whose main goal is to provide resources and tools for Latino students to reach higher education.

About SRL
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) is building the next generation of video journalists by connecting educators with an innovative video journalism curriculum and network of public broadcasting mentors to develop digital media, critical thinking, and communication skills while producing original news reports from a youth perspective. Over 150 schools across 46 states and the District of Columbia participate, reaching 3,000 students. Over the last decade, SRL youth media producers have helped students place over 50 video news reports on the PBS NewsHour’s nightly broadcast and more on local media outlets. Visit www.studentreportinglabs.org to learn more.

About PBS NewsHour
For more than 40 years, millions of Americans and citizens of the world have turned to the PBS NewsHour for the solid, reliable reporting that has made it one of the most trusted news programs on television. PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, DC, in association with WNET in New York. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour. On social media, visit PBS NewsHour on Facebook or follow @NewsHour on Twitter.

Support For This Event Provided By
The MacArthur Foundation and The Latino Community Foundation.

Press Contacts
Marcus Markle, Communications Manager, mmarkle@newshour.org
Elis Estrada, Director, eestrada@newshour.org