Enrique Gratas was the second most popular Spanish newscast in the entire United States while working for the Univision Ultima Hora (Last hour) before he was fired together with 300 other employees in March 2009. The management claimed this was due to the prevailing global crisis. The claims were not taken well since after his firing, a younger newscaster was hired to replace the then 64 year Enrique. Most of the views claimed his firing was out of discrimination.
Enrique started his career in Argentina where he worked as radio speaker in 1966 before moving to television news in 1967. Four years in his career, he moved to the United States as a correspondent of the Argentine television in 1971; but career was never to be the same again.
Enrique Gratas joined the sports division of Los Angeles KWHY-TV in 1978. Later on while working for KMEX-TV, he conducted his first Spanish language sports language from Los Angeles before moving on to New Jersey's WXTV where he directed the news. He later moved to Miami as an admirable anchor for Telemundo's flagship show in 1990. He remained there, working on the show, until 1999.
In the October of 1999, Gratas launched the Ultima Hora on Univision which is still aired today. With his mates Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, they worked together to be the most respectable and the best Spanish-language television journalists in the entire United States and Latin America.
However, barely 10 years, Enrique Gratas lost his new foundation after being fired in the guise of harsh economical time by the Univision in the March of 2009. He moved on with life just as he is used to and now anchors news on Noticiero con Enrique Gratas on Estrella TV at 10.30pm.
Among Gratas main achievements has been interviewing George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and Colin Powell. He was the first to interview Jessica Lynch. Moreover, he has covered major events such as all the American presidents since President Richard Nixon, the September 11 attacks in New York, various conventions of the Democratic and Republican, both wars of Iraq, political crisis of Argentina and Venezuela, Olympic bombing in Atlanta among other events.
Through his hard work and dedication in his career, Gratas has managed to get various awards since 1996. He won the 1996 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award, Premio Paoli for the most committed journalist, Golden Globe nominee for best News Anchor and the 2005 City of Hope Cancer Award.