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Schmidt out at Univision

Inside sources confirm Univision anchor/reporter Edna Schmidt is no longer with the company.  I’m told she was let go on Sunday while in New York, where she had gone to do 9/11 coverage.  A Univision rep refused to comment on Edna’s dismissal.

Earlier this year, Edna was taken off the weekend news anchor desk, along with co-host Enrique Teuteló, as part of the network’s talent changes. Enrique was let go, while Edna was missing in action until she was finally given a role sharing the 11:30 pm newscast anchor duties with Ilia Calderón.

Prior to the talent changes, Edna had been weekend anchor of “Noticiero Univision” since 2005.  She was previously news anchor for “Noticias Al Minuto” on TeleFutura and a correspondent and regular contributor for news magazine “Aquí y Ahora.”  Before that, she spent 10 years in Chicago as anchor for Univision’s WGBO-66.

 

 

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6 Responses to “Schmidt out at Univision”

  1. YogaFrog says:

    OH NO! This is terrible news! Well…I wish Edna the best of luck. She is super talented…hopefully she will get picked up by another network.

  2. A.M says:

    What the F is up with Univision? They are just pushing everyone out the door. Is it the money? or what cause the talent that replaces them is no better. Their management sucks!

  3. Jackie O says:

    Univision is pimping all those young girls, Edna is a classy journalist, and I’m glad she didn’t dumb down just to have a job. She will land on her feet again.

  4. J J says:

    Not surprised at all…the writing was on the wall.

  5. JOe says:

    Ilia Calderon is next…

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