Jorge ‘El Burro’ Van Rankin was recently removed as co-anchor of Televisa’s Members on the Air after 13 years. Van Rankin expressed his surprise and disappointment in an Instagram video, stating that he was dismissed without an explanation and was “kicked out in the corridor of Televisa San Ángel.” Despite the unexpected dismissal, Van Rankin remains optimistic and grateful for other work opportunities.
Van Rankin founded Members on the Air alongside other presenters in 2010. The program has since become a popular talk show in Mexico. Along with Raúl Araiza, Mauricio Castillo, Leonardo de Lozanne, and Arath de la Torre, Van Rankin has been a mainstay of the program for over a decade.
In his video on Instagram, Van Rankin commented on the suddenness of his dismissal. He expressed that the way his removal was handled was “a little unpleasant” and that he did not understand why he was being dismissed. In addition, he explained that no explanation was given to him and that he was left without an answer or a face-to-face conversation.
Despite the lack of clarity surrounding his dismissal, Van Rankin remains optimistic. He expressed gratitude for the support he has received from fans, friends, and family during this time. Additionally, he noted that he has other work projects and opportunities available to him, leading him to reassure his supporters that “better things will come.”
Van Rankin’s departure from Members on the Air marks the end of an era for the popular talk show. However, his optimism and resilience in the face of this change serve as an inspiration to all who are faced with unexpected challenges and setbacks.