Enrique Gratas, born in 1944 and died on October 8, 2015, Enrique was an award-winning journalist and the former anchor of Univision’s Ultima Hora (Last Hour), the second most popular Spanish newscast in the United States.
Enrique was laid off in March 2009 along with 300 other Univision employees.
Enrique started working in Argentina as a radio speaker in 1966 and moved into television news a year later.
He moved to the United States in 1971 and worked as a correspondent for the Argentine television.
Later on he joined the sport division of the Los Angeles KWHY-TV station.
In 1978 he conducted the first Spanish-language sports program from Los Angeles station KMEX-TV.
From 1981 to 1985 he was the news director of the New Jersey WXTV.
In 1990 he moved to Miami where Executive Producer Fran Mires brought him in to anchor Telemundo’s flagship show, the network’s first daily investigative news magazine Ocurrio asi (“It happened like this”).
When Enrique left Telemundo Network in 1999, Pedro Sevcec took over the show.
In October 1999 Enrique launched Ultima Hora on Univision, which successfully continued to be aired for 10 years.
Together with Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas, they are considered amongst the most respected Spanish-language television journalists in the United States and Latin America.
Enrique Gratas last worked as the news anchor of Noticiero con Enrique Gratas on Estrella TV.
Late in September 2015, Enrique recorded a video message where he declared to the public that he had an undisclosed disease.
On October 8, 2015, Enrique Gratas died at age 71. He never shared his symptoms or disease with the public.