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AP names Caivano South America news director

AP names Caivano South America news director

Victor CaivanoPhotojournalist Víctor Caivano has been promoted at the Associated Press. He has been named news director for the Southern Cone countries of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. He’ll be based in Buenos Aires.

Latin America Editor Marjorie Miller made the announcement today.

In his new role, Víctor will lead a team of reporters, videographers and photographers across the Southern Cone. He will report to Miller and be the AP’s first all-formats bureau leader in Latin America.

A 17-year AP veteran, Víctor began his career with the news cooperative in Dallas. He was based in Miami, Tegucigalpa, and Mexico City from 1998 to 2003. The following year, he moved to Brazil, where he was Chief Photographer until 2008. He spent the next 3 years based in Madrid as the Chief Photographer for Spain and Portugal. In 2011, he returned to Rio de Janeiro.

Before joining the AP, he worked at the Daily Texan and the Ventura County Star in California.

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CNN en Español wins Emmy for Outstanding Newscast

CNN en Español wins Emmy for Outstanding Newscast

CNNE Emmys 2014

Anchor Patricia Janiot picked up the Emmy for Outstanding newscast. (Photo: Mark Bryan-Brown)

The 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards marked the first time specific categories for Spanish-language television were included in the gala event held in New York City on Tuesday, September 30.

Telemundo and Univision won awards, but so did CNN en Español, which picked up a prize for Outstanding Newscast or News Magazine in Spanish.

The honor went to “Panorama Mundial,” anchored by Patricia Janiot.

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Univision picks up Emmy for investigative journalism

Univision picks up Emmy for investigative journalism

Univision Emmy 2014

From L to R: Tomas Ocaña, Teresa Rodríguez, Gerardo Reyes, María Elena Salinas and Margarita Rabin celebrate Univision’s Emmy win. (Photo: Mark Bryan-Brown)

“Aquí y Ahora” one-hour special “El Chapo: El Eterno Fugitivo” netted Univision an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in Spanish.

Univision picked up the award during the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards in New York City on Tuesday night.

The special about Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera was produced by the Univision News investigative unit, which spent 8 months interviewing more than 100 people to construct a clearer profile of the elusive drug lord.

According to Univision, the special was seen by 1.6 million Adults 18-49 when it aired on Sunday November 3, 2013.

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Telemundo wins Emmy for Pope coverage

Telemundo wins Emmy for Pope coverage

Telemundo network Emmy win

Part of the Telemundo news team celebrates its Emmy win. From L to R: Pilar Garibotto, Leticia Herrera, María Celeste Arrarás, José Díaz-Balart, Desire Colomina, Eva Luna and Ricdamis Garcia. (Photo: Marc Bryan-Brown)

Telemundo network picked up an Emmy for its coverage of the election of Pope Francis at the 35th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards during a gala ceremony tonight in New York.

This year marks the first time specific categories for Spanish-language television were included.

Telemundo News started its coverage of the event on March 13, 2013 from the moment the white smoke emanated from the Vatican, signaling the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis— the church’s first Latin American Pope.

The network provided continuous updates and analysis on “Un Nuevo Día,” “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste” and “Noticiero Telemundo” as well as a live, one-hour special news program.

José Díaz-Balart headed the coverage direct from the Vatican along with reporters Rogelio Mora-Tagle and Vanessa Hauc, with María Celeste Arrarás at the network studios.

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Llamas debuts at ABC News

Llamas debuts at ABC News

Tom_LlamasTom Llamas, who left WNBC-TV in August, made his debut last week as a correspondent and anchor for ABC News, based in New York.

He had his on-air start last Thursday, September 25 reporting for “Good Morning America” and has also been on set for “World News Tonight.”

Before the move to ABC News, Tom had been co-anchor of WNBC’s 5 pm newscast since September of 2011, promoted two years after taking a job as general assignment reporter at the station.

Prior to WNBC, he was a reporter for WTVJ, the NBC O&O in Miami.

He previously worked for MSNBC as a political campaign reporter.

 

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El Rey series gets play on Netflix

El Rey series gets play on Netflix

From Dusk to Dawn El ReyLess than a year since its launch, 24-hour English-language network El Rey, founded by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, may be hard to find on cable, but at least one of the channel’s shows has a chance to gain a little more exposure.

The entire 10-episode first season of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is now available on video streaming service Netflix.

Based on the cult-classic film of the same name, the series premiered on El Rey Network this past March.

Season two is scheduled to start production in October, with all its leading cast members returning, including Wilmer Valderrama, D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz and Eiza Gonzalez.

“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is an El Rey Network production in association with Rodriguez International Pictures, FactoryMade Ventures, Miramax and Sugar Cane Entertainment.

El Rey Network LLC (www.elreynetwork.com) is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.

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Graulau crosses over to KXTV

Graulau crosses over to KXTV

Bianca GraulauBianca Graulau has landed her first job in English-language news. She starts as a reporter for KXTV News 10 in Sacramento next Monday, September 29th.

She joins the station from KUVS Noticias 19 Univision in Sacramento, where she only spent one year as a video journalist.

“KXTV news director Jerome Parra reached out to me saying he would like to talk about a job opportunity with News 10,” says Bianca about how she scored her crossover opportunity. “We started communicating, I showed him some of my work in both Spanish and English and that led to the job offer.”

Bianca says she “couldn’t be more excited about this new challenge” because she’s “passionate about journalism in both languages.”

Bianca’s last day at Univision 19 was August 25th. She previously worked as a multimedia journalist for KVER Noticias Univision Notivalle in Palm Springs – her first job out of college in May 2012.

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Caballero joins NBCU’s Hispanic Enterprises

Caballero joins NBCU’s Hispanic Enterprises

Enrique_CaballeroNBCUniversal’s Hispanic Enterprises and Content has named Enrique Caballero SVP of Human Resources.  He’ll be based in Miami and report to Chairman Joe Uva.

Caballero has held various positions within the NBCUniversal family since 2002. He was most recently VP, Human Resources for Universal Studios Hollywood.

He was previously VP, Human Resources for KNBC-4, NBC’s O&O in Los Angeles. Prior to that, he was the Director, Human Resources for various Telemundo stations, including KTMD/KVDA in Houston, Texas; WNJU in Fort Lee, New Jersey and KVEA/KWHY, as well as mun2 cable operations in Los Angeles, CA.

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Hormaza joins WVEN

Hormaza joins WVEN

Humberto_HormazaEntravision Orlando has hired Humberto Hormaza as its VP of Integrated Marketing Solutions.

In his new role, Hormaza will oversee local sales for the company’s television, radio and digital platforms, which include Univision Orlando (WVEN-TV), UniMás Orlando (WOTF-TV), LATV Orlando and Salsa 98.1FM (WNUE-FM).

Before taking the job at the Entravision-owned station in Orlando, Hormaza was Local Sales Manager for América CV Network in Miami. During his 3 years there he oversaw sales for America TeVé (WFUN-TV), TeVeo (WJAN-TV), and was part of the initial launch team of MundoFox in Miami.

He previously spent 8 years as Sales Manager for WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV, the O&O CBS television stations in Miami.

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Espinosa promoted to Managing Editor at WLTV

Espinosa promoted to Managing Editor at WLTV

Carlos_EspinosaCarlos Espinosa has taken over a new role at WLTV Noticias 23. He is now Managing Editor of the Univision O&O in Miami.

Until just two weeks ago, he was Assignment Manager.

Carlos steps into a position that had been eliminated in 2008, when then Managing Editor Emilio Marrero was promoted to News Director.  Emilio left the station in December of 2013, replaced by Daniel Morcate in May of this year.

Carlos has been WLTV’s Assignment Manager for almost 18 years. He was previously a Special Projects Producer for WFOR, the CBS O&O in Miami.

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