FOX News Channel (FNC) has hired 2011 Ailes Apprentice Program graduate Bryan Llenas as a full-time correspondent announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO, FOX News.
Based at FOX News Headquarters in New York, Llenas will cover breaking news, including the latest in the 2016 presidential election. In this role, he will travel to both the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention in July to provide reports as part of FOX News Latino’s (FNL) presidential election coverage.
In making the announcement, Ailes said, “Bryan was a standout apprentice, and his dedication has been a key attribute to his impressive growth within the network. We look forward to watching him expand his career on a larger platform.”
Llenas added, “I could not be more thankful for the opportunities that Mr. Ailes has given me at FOX News and look forward to broadening my career as a correspondent for the number one cable news network.”
Llenas started his career at FNC as an intern in the summer of 2009 and was hired full-time as a production assistant for FNL in 2010. That October, he was selected for the Ailes Apprentice Program (AAP), a year-long program founded by Ailes to promote diversity in the broadcast and cable journalism industry. Upon his graduation from AAP, Llenas was promoted to reporter for FNL, and later served as a general assignment reporter for FNC’s weekend programming.
During his tenure at FNL, Llenas has covered a wide array of stories including the 2016 presidential election, the 2013 papal conclave, the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the 2012 Republican National Convention. Additionally, he has interviewed Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina, Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Casey Anthony’s lawyer Jose Baez as well as U.S. Olympians and U.S. representatives of Congress.
In addition, Llenas was a member of the inaugural launch team of FOXNewsLatino.com. He has shot, written and edited multimedia reports for FoxNewsLatino.com, FoxNews.com and for FOX affiliates on FOX News Edge. Llenas received a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from the University of Miami. According to The Huffington Post, he is one of the “50 Top Latino Voices to Follow on Twitter.”
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for more than 14 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
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