Leaders in Media, Entertainment, Arts & Letters

Latino Aggies’ influences are found in media, entertainment, arts and letters.

Rolando H. Santos

Class of 1978

Rolando H. Santos directs the operations and development of CNN’s fast-breaking news service. Previously, he served as president of CNN en Español, the 24-hour Spanish-language news network, where he oversaw daily operations and editorial content. The job also included supervision of the Spanish-language Web site CNNenEspanol.com. He helped launch international networks CNN+ and CNN Turk. He joined CNN in 1993 as executive producer of CNN Spanish, which produced Noticiero CNN Internacional. Originally from Eagle Pass, TX, he was an Infantry Band Supply Officer for the Corps.

John Lopéz

Class of 1984

John Lopéz, a San Antonio native, is a sports columnist for the Houston Chronicle. He has worked for the Bryan-College Station Eagle, the San Antonio Express-News, the San Antonio Light and since 1990 for the Houston Chronicle. His work also has appeared in Sports Illustrated, the Sporting News, Newsweek and various national publications. In 1997, his first book, a biography of U.S. Olympic gymnastics hero Kerri Strug, sold more than 75,000 copies and was named by the American Association of Libraries as one of the year’s best books. A nationally recognized columnist since 1998, he has appeared on The Today Show, CBS Evening News, ESPN SportsCenter, CNN, Good Morning America and numerous other radio and television shows.

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