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Despierta America gets new host

Alan TacherUnivision’s revamping of its talent roster on “Despierta América” continues.  The company announced today that Alan Tacher is joining its highly-rated four-hour morning show as co-host starting November 5th.

Alan is the newest addition to the show’s regular hosting team, which now includes Karla Martínez, Raúl González, Johnny Lozada, news anchor Satcha Pretto and weather anchor Cristina Blackwell.

Ex Menudo Johnny Lozada joined the morning show in August.  Sources tell me Chiquinquirá Delgado will leave the show, but Univision won’t comment on what will happen to her.  There is no mention of her role in the show in today’s press release.

Alan most recently co-hosted Televisa’s morning news show “Hoy.”  He will relocate to Miami to take on his new role.  He was previously a morning show co-host for Telemundo’s “Levántate.”

In Mexico, he has hosted numerous specials for Televisa and TV Azteca network.


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6 Responses to “Despierta America gets new host”

  1. Paul says:

    BOO!!! Another jackass on another Univision show. Isn’t it enough to have Raul and that other guy being idiots for four hours a day, now they have to add another? Glad I have a job that starts early in the morning.

  2. YogaFrogCaps says:

    Wait…WHAT?! Wow, I thought Ana was doing just fine

  3. Victor says:

    they had a good team and they let everyone go…Univision: Why try to fix something that wasn’t broken…Despierta Amerca sucks!!!!!!

  4. nng says:

    Sounds like Televisa is taking over. Seriously, couldn’t find new talent that hasn’t been recycled on every spanish language tv station?

  5. Bill C. says:

    Maybe I’m just being really cynical, but…since this gives the show three male co-hosts and one female co-host…is anybody else thinking another departure is in the works?