4
| Media |

Fox News Host Asks South Florida-Raised Meteorologist to Host Taco Segment Because She "Grew Up on Tacos"

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Further proving that a still embarrassing number of my fellow gringos assume latin cuisine begin and ends with tacos, Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade asked meteorologist Maria Molina to host a segment celebrating "Taco Day" because she "grew up on them."

Molina it turns out was born in Nicaragua and grew up in South Florida. Tacos are a Mexican dish.

Raw Story captured the awkward moment:

Co-anchor Steve Doocey however quickly tries to come to the rescue by offering that Nicaraguan born Molina is from "Colombia." Which, well, ...at least he knows that not everyone who is Hispanic is automatically Mexican.

Even after he's corrected Kilmeade still pesters Molina for tips as to how assemble his taco.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.