Univision: Kamala Harris Questioner at News Conference Was Not From Network

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Univision retweeted on its official Twitter account late Tuesday (June 8) a statement from president of news Daniel Coronell that Maria Fernanda Reyes, who claimed to be a reporter with the news outlet when called on by Vice President Kamala Harris in a Mexico City news conference "is not part of this media organization.

Harris was on a trip to talk about illegal immigration, an issue she has been charged with helping deal with by the President.

Reyes had raised some eyebrows when she began her question by saying it was an honor to speak with Harris because she had been able to vote for the first time as a naturalized citizen and had voted for her--Harris had thanked her.

Some conservative outlets were skewering the question as either "fangirling" by a reporter, as Media Research Center tweeted following the incident, or a major security breach.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.