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Estrada joins KTRE-TV as news anchor and Managing Editor

Estrada joins KTRE-TV as news anchor and Managing Editor

John-Carlos EstradaJohn-Carlos Estrada moves up 95 markets to a new job as evening news anchor and Managing Editor of ABC affiliate KTRE-TV in Lufkin, TX, effective Wednesday, October 22.

He’ll be anchoring the East Texas news at 6 and 10 pm CT.

Before joining KTRE-TV, he worked at KAVU-TV in Victoria, where he landed his first on-air job as the lead news anchor at 6 and 10 pm.

Prior to KAVU-TV, he was a segment producer for MSNBC’s “The Cycle” and NBC’s “Weekend Today” in New York City.

 

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Botello promoted to on-air reporter at KTLM

Botello promoted to on-air reporter at KTLM

Yulieth BotelloYulieth Botello has gotten her first break as on-air reporter. Telemundo 40/KTLM today announced she has been promoted to video journalist for “Noticias Telemundo 40” weekdays at 5 and 10 pm.

She joins news co-anchors Hugo Magallán and Dalila Garza, weather anchor Elizabeth Robaina, sports anchor Héctor Zapata, and entertainment reporter Mayra Galván, part of the recently expanded news team at the station.

Yulieth started working at Telemundo 40 as a production assistant and assistant assignment desk editor in May of this year.

Her first day on air was Tuesday, October 21.

NBCU acquired the Telemundo affiliate in January of this year, making KTLM the 17th Spanish-language station in the Telemundo Station Group.

 

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Mosquera hired at Univision Sacramento

Mosquera hired at Univision Sacramento

Daniela MosqueraDaniela Mosquera has started a new job as Multimedia Journalist at KUVS 19. Her first day at the Univision O&O in Sacramento was Thursday, October 23.

She joins the station from KVER, the Entravision-owned Univision affiliate in Palm Springs. That’s where Daniela got her start as an on-air reporter in August of 2013. She was promoted to anchor before leaving the station.

Daniela replaces Bianca Graulau, who last month left KUVS to accept her first job in English-language news at KXTV News 10 in Sacramento.

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RTNA names María Elena Salinas “Broadcast Legend”

RTNA names María Elena Salinas “Broadcast Legend”

Maria Elena SalinasUnivision anchor María Elena Salinas is receiving another recognition for her lengthy career in news.

The Radio & Television News Assn. of Southern California will be honoring her with the “Broadcast Legend” award.

María Elena has been co-anchor of Univision’s network news since 1987. She is also an author and syndicated columnist.

She’ll be honored during the 65th Annual Golden Mike Awards ceremony to be held in Los Angeles on January 24, 2015.

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Laid off Univision PR reporters land jobs at Telemundo

Laid off Univision PR reporters land jobs at Telemundo

Nuria Sebazco and Zugey Lamela

Nuria Sebazco and Zugey Lamela were laid off Friday from Univision PR and began at Telemundo on Monday.

Just two days after the massive layoffs at Univision Puerto Rico, anchor/reporters Nuria Sebazco and Zugey Lamela are on the air again – on competitor Telemundo.

Both only had a weekend break, before starting to report for Telenoticias Puerto Rico on Monday.

Nuria had been with Univision Puerto Rico since 2000. Zugey had been at the station since 2014.

About 100 of their colleagues lost their jobs last Friday, when Univision announced the shutdown of its news, production and promotions departments.

Both Nuria and Zugey took to social media to thank Telemundo for their support.

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Hernández, Zamora elected to ONA board

Hernández, Zamora elected to ONA board

Robert Hernandez and Jose Zamora

Robert Hernandez and Jose Zamora.

Members of the Online News Association (ONA) have reelected Robert Hernández and elected José Zamora to its Board of Directors.

Both will be on the board for a two-year term.

Robert is one of 6 incumbents reelected to the board. A former Director of Development at the Seattle Times, he is now an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

José, the only new board member, is Director of Strategic Communications for Univision. He’ll join the Board Jan. 1, 2015.

Richard Koci Hernández, a former photographer for the San Jose Mercury News and now Assistant Professor New Media, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, will leave the board at the end of the year.

The 5 other re-elected members are: Mandy Jenkins, Editor, Storyful’s Open Newsroom; Jody Brannon, Digital Media Consultant and ONA Vice President; Greg Linch, Special Projects and News Apps Producer, The Washington Post; Jim Roberts, Executive Editor and Chief Content Officer, Mashable, and Benét Wilson, Co-Editor-in-Chief, AirwaysNews.com.

ONA is the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists.

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Gartner named Fusion SVP and Chief Strategy Officer

Gartner named Fusion SVP and Chief Strategy Officer

Boris GartnerBoris Gartner is moving to a new job within the Univision family. He has been named SVP and Chief Strategy Officer for Fusion.

In his new role, he’ll be working on company-wide strategy, partnerships, and business development for the English-language cable network, focusing on growing the reach and impact of Fusion’s content offerings in the digital space.

Gartner was most recently Vice President and General Manager, La Fabrica UCI, Univision’s in-house digital studio.

He joined Univision in 2011 as Director, Strategy and Operations – News.

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Puerto Rico’s WAPA launches U.S. newscast

Puerto Rico’s WAPA launches U.S. newscast

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Pedro Rosa Nales and Monika Candelaria will co-anchor the newscast, which debuts October 27.

Just days after Univision Puerto Rico shut down its news operations, WAPA Televisión announced it’s launching a new Spanish-language primetime newscast produced specifically for the U.S. market.

“Noticentro América,” debuts next Monday, October 27. The one-hour newscast will air live on WAPA’s U.S. sister cable network, WAPA América, Monday-Friday at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

Puerto Rican journalists Pedro Rosa Nales and Monika Candelaria, currently on-air news personalities for WAPA Televisión’s newscasts, will co-anchor the newscast, which will feature reporting from Guillermo José Torres Jr. and sports updates from Kefren Velázquez. Meteorologist Deborah Martorell will present weather updates for key U.S. cities.

A company spokeswoman says that in addition to making use of the current WAPA Televisión staff, they’ve hired new production resources to work on the show.

Enrique Cruz, Vice President and News Director of WAPA Televisión, will oversee the show’s production. Renato Rivera will serve as Executive Producer and Griselle Sierra as Producer.

“Puerto Ricans are the second-largest Hispanic group in the U.S., and this is the first news program produced in Puerto Rico tailored for U.S. viewers,” said Alan J. Sokol, President of Hemisphere Media Group, WAPA’s parent company.

Launched in the U.S. in 2004, WAPA América is the U.S. cable network affiliated with Puerto Rico’s WAPA Television and is a subsidiary of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. It’s distributed nationwide by all major cable, satellite and telco providers.

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García promoted to SBS Radio Revenue Chief

García promoted to SBS Radio Revenue Chief

Eric GarciaSBS has promoted Eric Garcia from VP Sales of WSKQ-Mega 97.9 FM and WPAT-Amor 93.1 FM to Revenue Chief and General Manager of its radio division in New York. He’ll be reporting to Albert Rodriguez, COO of Spanish Broadcasting System.

García will be responsible for the management and oversight of SBS’ local and national radio division, event sponsorships, station operating income, and growing the revenue in all of the radio divisions. He’ll also continue to manage SBS New York radio station operations as its General Manager.

García has been with SBS since 2004. He started his radio career at Radio Sales at McGavren Guild Media.

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NY1 Noticias launches immigration segment

NY1 Noticias launches immigration segment

Nelson A. Castillo abogado a tu ladoTime Warner Cable’s NY1 Noticias is expanding its public service content. Starting today, the 24-hour Spanish-language local news network launches a biweekly news segment called “El Abogado a Tu Lado” (“Attorney on Your Side”) that aims to bring its audience the latest immigration news.

The “El Abogado a Tu Lado” news segment will feature attorney Nelson A. Castillo, who in addition to providing information on immigration related issues, will answer viewer questions submitted online and via NY1 Noticias’ Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Castillo is an author, television commentator and columnist for impreMedia. The segment will air every Tuesday and Thursday during NY1 Noticias newscasts.

“Our objective is to bring relevant content to our audience,” explains Roberto Lacayo, NY1 Noticias’ Executive Editor about why the network decided to launch the new segment.

“These are very confusing times for immigrants in the US. We hope to shed light on the complex issues and provide a platform where our audience can interact with an immigration expert for guidance.”

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