Once described by the New York Daily News as "one of the most knowledgeable political observers of the Latin community,” Gerson Borrero, is a seasoned journalist whose perspectives on society and politics have been forged from childhood experiences in his native Ponce, Puerto Rico, and over sixty years spent in New York City.
Borrero has been a political commentator for Spectrum News NY1, where for 12 years he has appeared opposite WABC Radio’s Curtis Sliwa on a weekly segment as part of the Spectrum program "Inside City Hall". The weekly segment “Political Rundown” features Borrero and Sliwa squaring off over the week’s top local, state and national political news stories. The segment, which airs each Wednesday and is moderated by political anchor Errol Louis, has become a “must see” by New York’s political players and pundits.
For the past seven years, Borrero has also appeared on Spectrum Spanish-language channel NY1 Noticias, where he offers commentary on breaking news and current events as part of a weekly segment known as “Para que lo sepas.”
From 2014-2017, Borrero worked at City & State NY in various capacities, including Editor-At-Large. He also served on City & State NY’s editorial board and was a columnist for the rapidly growing multi-platform media company. Borrero penned a popular weekly column called “Bochinche & Buzz,” featuring exclusive scoops and insider gossip. In addition, Borrero served as founding co-host of The New York Slant Network podcast, featuring interviews with elected officials, activists, and public figures from across New York State and New York City. From politics to policy, Borrero and then City & State NY Opinion Editor Nick Powell (currently of the Houston Chronicle) discussed wide ranging topics with New York's most influential leaders. Borrero also spearheaded City & State NY's feature coverage of the annual SOMOS legislative conference.
In 2008, Borrero spearheaded the coverage of the Democratic and Republican Presidential conventions for HITN (Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network), where he currently serves as Political Editor & Host of "Estudio DC." Previously, Borrero delivered a weekly commentary entitled "The Way I See It" for the national cable network. He has led HITN's coverage of the annual Washington, DC Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Conference since 2009, and anchored their live two-hour special of Pope Francis' visit to the United States.
From 1995-2014, Borrero authored "Bajo Fuego," an influential award-winning newspaper column published three times a week in New York City’s largest and oldest Spanish-language newspaper, El Diario La Prensa, where he also served as Editor-in-Chief from 2000-2003.
Beginning in the late 1990s and for over two decades, Borrero was also a radio broadcaster. He hosted several morning and evening drive-time shows on both English- and Spanish-language stations, including: New York City’s WNYM AM970, WADO 1280AM, Noticias 1380AM, and Puerto Rico’s Noti Uno 630AM and Noti Luz 740AM. Borrero is still a frequent contributor on WKAQ 580AM. He has also been a regular substitute talk show host on WWRL 1600AM.
Borrero's unique insights and thought-provoking approach have earned him recognition within the broadcasting industry. His awards include: National Hispanic Media Coalition New York Impact Award for Outstanding Media Journalism (2017); Talkers Magazine's Heavy 100 Most Important Radio Hosts (2002); Hispanic Media Award Achievement in Radio (2001); Award for "Best Hispanic on Air Personality" (2000); and "Best Talk Radio Program" GLOBO Award (1999).
Borrero, proud father of two, lives in New York with his wife, Ruth Noemí Colón, an attorney.