Roger Ailes-created Fox News Latino to shut down

Roger Ailes-created Fox News Latino to shut down
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Fox News Latino's (FNL) six-year run will officially end at midnight Friday.


FNL national correspondent Bryan Llenas tweeted the news on his personal account on Thursday:

"When we launched in October of 2010, we were faced with a daunting task: Report on Latino stories in the US and Latin America in English in an honest attempt to give voice to the voiceless and bring often ignored stories from the Latino community to the mainstream," Llenas wrote.

"We not only were tasked with reaching a new audience — in a way — we also had to work extra hard to break preconceived notions about what the Fox News brand meant in diverse Latino communities around the country in an attempt to report the truth."

Llenas insisted the site's demise didn't mean it had failed.

"In short, when asked: was Fox News Latino.com a failure? The answer is unequivocally NO. For six years, we amplified Latino opinions, voices, and issues on one of the major media platforms in the country."

The site was originally the creation of former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, Fox News Latino founder Francisco Cortes said in an interview with Politico.

Cortes was part of Ailes's inaugural graduating class of network apprentices.

Another tweet by Llenas stated that "virtually all" Fox News Latino employees would still be employed by Fox News.