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Pérez Barros joins Univision Houston as weeknight anchor

Marcela Perez BarrosUnivision Houston will have a new weeknight co-anchor starting next Monday, April 24.

Marcela Pérez Barros will share the anchor desk with Raúl Peimbert Monday through Friday at 5 and 10 pm.

She replaces Michelle Galván, who left the station in February to become co-anchor of Univision network’s “Primer Impacto” news magazine.

Pérez Barros joins the Noticias 45 Houston from Univision Chicago, where she had been a reporter since July 2015, leaving the station the first week of April.

She previously worked as a journalist in Chile for Imagen View TV and as an economic reporter for Diario La República in her native Colombia.

Her addition to Univision Houston comes shortly after a massive way of nation-wide layoffs that cut multiple jobs at the station, affecting among others,  sports anchor Enrique González, reporter Angélica Gómez and cameraman Mauricio García.

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2 Responses to “Pérez Barros joins Univision Houston as weeknight anchor”

  1. Angel d Dios says:

    Another cheap addition to their newscasts. Ay, univision. Even Michelle galvan was a cheap move when they used the work visa program bring her from mexico. That is a slap on the face to all the Latinos that got their expensive education in the states to be Mike the fake journalist jorge ramos.

  2. Angel d Dios says:

    Hold on…. but she will be a VJ diring the week? With all the lay offs, there’s no resources to help with the prompter


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