Rodolfo José Cárdenas

Is a native of San Cristóbal, Venezuela.

Rodolfo Jose Cardenas

An Emmy winning journalist and one of the most well known Spanish television personalities in the State of Colorado, he has interviewed two American presidents and a vast number of American and Latin American politicians and members of the entertainment universe. He is married to Elsa Yolanda Cárdenas and has two children, Rodolfo José Cárdenas, 34, and David Alexander Cardenas, 28. Mr. Cárdenas obtained a bachelor’s degree in International Business, a minor in Marketing and Communications from the University of Colorado where he has also taught. He began his broadcasting career as News Director and DJ of KSGR (now KVVS Radio Alegria) in Windsor, Colorado. His television career began as newscaster during Telemundo’s first newscast in Spanish in 1989. He was the News Director/Anchor of KUBD TV, Channel 59, a Telemundo affiliate and also the Program Director and Vice-President of KBNO Radio. Denver-Hispanic-Chamber-of-CommerceHe moved to Univision in 1995 and remained there until his retirement from TV in 2009. He has received many well-known awards for his work as a journalist as well as for his dedication and commitment to the Hispanic Community of Colorado. He was the first Hispanic Journalist in Colorado to be recognized as “Broadcaster of the Year” by the Colorado Broadcasters Association in 2003. He was recognized in 2002, 2003 2007 as one of the most influential Hispanic journalists in America. The Hispanic Salute Organization awarded him with the Humanitarian Award for his work and commitment to the Latino Community, especially in education. He is recognized as a Hispanic role model to Hispanic students. The Escuela Tlatelolco presented him the “Champion of Change” award in the media category. He founded a program called” Hispanic Student of the Month” that honors outstanding students from the Latino Community and provides them with scholarships. Rodolfo-Jose-Cardenas-DenverIn 2009, the Denver City Council presented him with a proclamation in honor of his retirement after twenty five years of dedication and excellence in Spanish-language broadcast journalism. He was the first Hispanic journalist to be honored by the Denver City Council this way. That same year in July, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle In 2010, he received the “President’s Award” from The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) , for his professional accomplishments in broadcasting media and his dedication to keeping the Hispanic Community informed and engaged. Also in 2010, he began a new project in radio. He is the host of a three hour long Spanish talk show named “Hablemos Hoy with Rodolfo José Cárdenas”. This show is currently on air from Mondays to Fridays on 1150 AM. It deals with news and topics that affect the Hispanic Community in Colorado.


He was recognized in 2002, 2003 2007 as one of the most influential Hispanic journalists in America.

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