Venezuelan writer, journalist, presenter and publicist. From 1989, first at Radio Capital and later from 1991 at Circuito Éxitos on Union Radio, he has broadcast a daily news analysis program, which has become a essential reference to understanding the political and social future of Venezuela.
Rondon is the author of the lyrics for “Maestra Vida”, the salsa opera composed by Ruben Blades, as well as the textsEl Libro de la Salsa, Crónica de la música del Caribe urbano (1979), reissued by Ediciones B in 2004 and translated into English by North Carolina University Press in 2008; País de estreno, 37 entrevistas antes de que el destino nos alcance (1998); Ellos que se conocen tanto (2009) and Armando el rompecabezas de un país (2012). He is the producer and narrator of “El libro de la Salsa en Radio”, a radio mini-series about the history of salsa and jazz composers, singers, and musicians, as well as the program “Historia de una tierra llamada Venezuela”, broadcast on Fundación Unión Radio, where he narrates scenes from the history of the country in episodic, rather than chronological form.
He has written 12 telenovelas and 21 series, mini-series and films for television. In addition, he is the author and co-author of 5 films (documentary, drama and historical):
Cangrejo II (1984)
El Secreto (1985 – this script was awarded with the Municipal Cinema Prize)
La noche de Sísifo (1986)
Desnudo con naranjas (1993)
Galarraga, béisbol, puro béisbol (1999)
Since 2011, he has presented a musical theatre version of his book about salsa music, entitled “El Libro de la Salsa en vivo”