Former U.S. Rep. Mayra Flores, a Texas Republican, has joined Americano Media as a senior political contributor.
Flores will provide commentary daily on Americano’s news and opinion programs.
Americano Media is a conservative Spanish news network that provides news in both English and Spanish.
Flores became the first Mexican-born woman in the U.S. House when she won election during a Special Election for Texas’ 34th Congressional District last June. Just five months later, and after redistricting shifted the district to a major Democratic advantage, Flores lost her re-election bid to Democrat Vincente Gonzalez, who had represented a neighboring district prior to re-drawn lines.
In both campaigns, Flores ran on her personal story, as the wife of a U.S. Border Patrol agent and a Mexican immigrant who was brought to the U.S. by her parents as a young child. She grew up in a Democratic household, but became a Republican as an adult.
She said during campaigning that her home, the Rio Grande Valley, was “under attack” at the border and spoke out against what she described as business-as-usual policy in Washington.
“Rep. Flores surprised the country when she won handily in a traditionally Democratic district, and then brought to Washington her unique and smart perspective on how to save our declining nation,” Americano Media founder and CEO Ivan Garcia-Hidalgo wrote in a statement about Flores’ hire. “She is now a leading voice of Hispanic Americans who are fed up with business as usual and we are delighted to give her a nationwide platform to continue her leadership.”
Americano Media airs 18-hours a day with original news and opinion programming on weekdays. Its content is syndicated on Audacy’s Radio Libre 790AM in Miami. The company plans to announce new radio station partnerships in markets nationwide later this year. It also plans to roll out new television and digital news and talk content.
“I am proud to join Americano Media, a truly important new development in the Spanish language media arena,” Flores said in a statement. “Hispanics are family-oriented, hardworking and conservative by nature, and I am excited to amplify their views in a more fulsome discussion where both sides are heard on issues important to our community.”
Americano Media was founded in 2022. Its target audience are U.S. Hispanics and the company works to empower the community through credible and accessible news and what it describes as “frank two-sided discussion with focused entertainment content that resonates Hispanic core values.”