Leon Krauze
Leon Krauze, Mexican journalist, Washington Post Op-Ed writer and Univision anchor. Courtesy: TelevisaUnivision

León Krauze, an anchor with the top Spanish language TV network in the U.S. announced his tenure with the company ended Monday after 13 years.

"Yesterday, after thirteen rewarding years, my journey with Univision Noticias concluded," Krauze said in a post on X. "My unwavering commitment, past, present, and future, is to journalism that amplifies the voices and illuminates the stories of those who so often go unheard and unseen."

Krauze's announcement came a few hours after Univision was pointed out as shifting its approach to one more supportive of former president Donald Trump.

Krauze, who has been hosting "Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna", the network's nightly newscast, had said in a previous X publication that he would publish an update on his future professional endeavors after some media outlets said he had been ousted by his employers.

Krauze's alleged exit from Univision was first reported by Las Tops News's journalist Mady Fridmann, who said she got a commentary from TelevisaUnivision, Univision's parent company wishing Krauze "good luck" in his future endeavors.

The Latin Times sought to get commentary from both Televisa (in Mexico) and Univision (in the U.S.), as well as TelevisaUnivision, but no immediate response was offered.

In X, Televisa Prensa, the press handle of Televisa, told US-based Mexican journalist Dolia Estevez that "Grupo Televisa didn't confirm León Krauze's ousting. That's a decision between him and @UniNoticias."

Krauze, who has collaborated with Univision for 13 years (starting with KMEX, the network's flagship TV channel in Los Angeles), is also an op-ed writer for The Washington Post.

This week, the Post published an article titled "Univision, the Spanish language news giant, (is shifting) its approach to Trump." According to the Post, Univision and the Trump campaign have been getting closer recently, with signs such as an interview granted by the former president and conducted by Enrique Acevedo, a Televisa anchor based in Mexico, instead of Krauze or Jorge Ramos, Univision's top anchors in the U.S.

The Post also referred to a Semafor report on the presence of TelevisaUnivision's executives at the interview with Trump, as well as the cancellation of Joe Biden campaign ads previously booked.

The Washington Post reported that "People familiar with the situation inside Univision described alarm and discomfort in the newsroom last week about corporate's role setting up the Trump interview, the selection of the interviewer and the decision to shut out Biden's response."

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