Ricardo A. Vela

Program Manager
University of California, Riverside
ANR News and Information Outreach in Spanish
4501 Glenwood Drive
Riverside, CA 92501-3000
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Program Manager, University of California ANR News and Information Outreach in Spanish (NOS)


Ricardo is 33-year broadcast journalism professional. Before joining Extension, Ricardo worked for the Chicago Tribune and Univisión in Chicago, IL. 


He worked as a national news correspondent for Univision and CNN in Texas and Los Angeles, CA. Ricardo was Univision’s San Diego main news anchor for 14 years and hosted “Voces Hispanas,” his own morning talk radio show for seven years. In 2006 he was listed among the 100 most influential Latinos in the country by Hispanic Magazine.


Ricardo served as news director and anchor at Entravisión (a Univisión affiliate) in Palm Springs. He has also worked at Telemundo in El Paso, Texas, both as a correspondent and News Anchor and later as a news director.


As program manager of NOS, Ricardo supervises a team of Spanish-language experts who focus on disseminating the news and research regarding agriculture, nutrition, natural resources, and more Spanish-speaking communities across California.


Video production, Video editing, Photography, Latino Community,Spanish Media, How to reach to Latinos,Bilingual (English - Spanish) Bicultural.

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