(birth name: Humberto Ortiz Pajuelo
, 1968) is a Peruvian journalist
TV personality and writer living now (from October 2006) back in Lima
. Before that, he lived in New York
City. His claim to national fame was through "Beto A saber" (2000), a politically incorrect TV talk-show from which he harshly criticized Fujimori's
government while most of the Peruvian media remained silent.
One of his first appearances in Peruvian media was through several humorous stories he wrote for "No", a humorous supplement to "Si", a very well known Peruvian magazine
During his 15 years experience, Ortiz directed and hosted late-night shows and documentary series on national television. As a TV reporter he is the author of hundreds of stories on social and political issues, some of which were recognized with international awards. As a writer, he has published features and columns in the main newspapers and magazines in Peru. He is a columnist for "Peru 21" newspaper. His first novel, "Maldita Ternura" ("Damned Tenderness"), (Lima: Editorial Alfaguara, 2004) was a best-seller in Peru. He was the host of his own interview TV show "Ca11ate Beto" (Shut up Beto) on RBC (Channel 11, Lima - Perú).
He co -hosted the TV show "Enemigos Intimos" ("Intimate Enemies") on Frecuencia Latina along with fellow colleague writer Aldo Miyashiro from March 2008 to first-quarter 2010, before being... Read More