"Politicians, get in line -- the fire-breathing [ex-] editor of New York's oldest Spanish language newspaper will happily tear you a new one."
- Rachel Scheier, www.Salon.com
Gerson Borrero, once described by the New York Daily News as "one of the most knowledgeable political observers of the Latin community,” is a seasoned journalist who knows where the stories are and is relentless in digging them up. Gerson’s perspectives on society and politics have been forged from childhood experiences in his native “La Playa de Ponce,” Puerto Rico, and of over forty years spent in New York City.
From the chair he occupied as Editor-in-Chief of New York’s preeminent Spanish-language daily newspaper, to his now legendary radio rants, his various television appearances, and in his newspaper columns, the award winning Borrero has never failed to deliver fiery thought-provoking reporting, opinion, and commentary.
For nearly nineteen years, Gerson has authored the award-winning newspaper column published in El Diario/La Prensa, Bajo Fuego, a sharply worded, no holds barred, running commentary on New York, Washington, Puerto Rico, Latin America and the characters who claim to govern its citizens.
Since May 2006, Gerson Borrero has appeared on NY1's Inside City Hall Political Rundown opposite Curtis Sliwa. The weekly segment, moderated by Errol Lewis, has become a “must see” by New York’s political cognoscenti.
He and Sliwa also host Sliwa vs. Borrero, a feisty and entertaining talk show, heard on AM 970 The Apple Monday through Friday 5 to 7 PM.
Borrero's unique insights and “no sacred cows” approach have earned him recognition within the broadcasting industry. His awards include:
- Talkers Magazine 2002 Heavy 100 list of "Most Important Radio Hosts"
- Hispanic Media 2001 Award Achievement in Radio
- 2000 Award for "Best Hispanic on Air Personality"
- 1999 "Best Talk Radio Program" GLOBO Award
The Borrero Report