Raúl De Molina is the multiple Emmy award-winning co-host of Univision’s #1-rated entertainment news show, El Gordo y La Flaca, which he has co-hosted with Lili Estefan for the past 15 years.
Born in Cuba, Raul grew up in Spain and arrived in the United States at age 16. After graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Raul worked for the Associated Press as a freelance photographer during the 1980s. His photographs have been published in Time, Life, Newsweek and Paris Match, among others. For the past 22 years he has been anchoring television shows, first for Telemundo and now for Univision’s El Gordo y La Flaca, which has more viewers in its time slot than ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX combined. Raul also covers major news events for the network, such as New Years Eve in Times Square, 2011’s Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and the World Cup during which Raul’s work as an integral part of the Univision team was profiled by Variety. In 2008 he was chosen by People en Español as one of the most influential Hispanics in the United States.
As a result of Raul’s passion for travel he has become Univision’s resident food expert, engaging with fans via twitter and his own page – Al Gusto del Gordo – where he reviews restaurants in the US and abroad, shares recipes and cooking tips and uploads photos from his food adventures. He is also the author of the bestselling La Dieta del Gordo and one of the original contributors to the Huffington Post’s “Food” and “Latino Voices” sections, where he continues to be a regular contribution in addition to Huffington Post Live. In 2013, Raul was a guest on “The Chew” with Mario Batali and in 2011, he was a guest judge on “Iron Chef America.”
Raul has continued to stay involved in photography and art as a member of the host committee of Art Basel Miami Beach. Raul hosts his famous Art Basel kickoff party every year at his Key Biscayne home, which holds much of his art collection. In 2013, he was interviewed by USA Today about his favorite cameras.
Raul resides in Miami, Florida with his wife and daughter.