León Krauze leaves KMEX to co-anchor Univision Network News

After spending 10 years as the weeknight anchor of Univision’s KMEX 34 in Los Angeles, León Krauze moves to network news.

Univision today announced that Krauze will be co-presenting its late-night party “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna”, alongside Patricia Janiot, beginning January 24, 2022.

Upon his departure, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. co-anchor Andrea González will continue solo until the station names Krauze’s replacement.*

Krauze’s arrival at KMEX in December 2011 marked his first job in US-based broadcast media. At the time, he replaced longtime anchor Raúl Peimbert, who is currently Univision Houston’s lead anchor.

During his tenure in Los Angeles, Krauze worked outside of local station boundaries. He had a short-lived English-language talk show on the now-defunct Fusion cable network, and has written for various publications, including Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, El País, Free Letras, The Daily. The Beast and the New Yorker.

In addition to hosting “Epicentro”, a weekly news podcast for Univision News, he is currently a weekly columnist for El Universal in Mexico and for the Washington Post’s Global Opinions section.

Prior to joining Univision, he worked in print, radio and television in his native Mexico, including Foro TV, Televisa’s 24/7 news network.

* Updated story to include KMEX anchor situation after Krauze’s departure.