Fernando Espuelas is an American political analyst. He is the host and managing editor of the national, daily "The Fernando Espuelas Show" syndicated by the Univision America Network, from Washington, DC. Espuelas is also a regular blogger at The Hill and contributor to NPR News.
A Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, Time magazine and CNN named Espuelas one of the “Leaders of the Millennium”, while Crain's New York Business magazine gave him its "All-Star" leader award. Espuelas was also a recipient of Latin Trade Magazine's Bravo award for Internet CEO of the Year.
Espuelas has been ranked on the power lists of several major media including: CNN, Time, The Hollywood Reporter, PODER Magazine, The Industry Standard, Latino Leaders Magazine, Red Herring Magazine, Silicon Alley Reporter, Hispanic Business Magazine, Upside Magazine, Hispanic Magazine, LatinVision and many others.
The World Economic Forum chose him as a "Global Leader of Tomorrow" in 2000. In 2007, he became a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Espuelas was also named "Immigrant of the Day" by Immigration Daily in 2008. In 2009 and 2010, the U.S. Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) included Espuelas in its HITEC 100, the list of "Most Influential Hispanics and Rising Stars in Information Technology". PODER Magazine named him one of America's 100 Most Influential Hispanics in 2012.