Majored in communications during his undergraduate studies at Ibero-American University.
Emigrated to America in 1983 after a brief career in journalism in his native Mexico.
Became co-anchor of the Univisión network's Noticiero Univisión in 1986, at the age of 28.
As an advocate for literacy among Latinos, he started the first ever Hispanic television book club, Despierta Leyendo, in 2002.
Received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Richmond in 2007.
Attained dual Mexican-US citizenship in 2008.
Has penned several books, including the bestsellers No Borders: A Journalist's Search for Home (2002), and Dying to Cross: The Worst Immigrant Tragedy in American History (2005).
Has received dozens of national and international awards and recognitions, including 8 Emmy Awards for Excellence in Journalism as well as the renowned Maria Moors Cabot Award from the University of Columbia in 2001.
Gerardo Ramos — Brother
Nicolás Ramos — Son
Eduardo Ramos — Brother
Lisa Bolivar — Ex-wife
Alejandro Ramos — Brother
Gina Montaner — Ex-wife
Chiquinquirá Delgado — Significant Other
Paula Ramos — Daughter
Lourdes — Sister
Ibero-American University, Mexico City, Mexico (1981); University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States (MA in International Studies)