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KDEN launches “Telemundo Denver Responde” with Rosy Zugasti

KDEN launches “Telemundo Denver Responde” with Rosy Zugasti

Rosy ZugastiKDEN Telemundo Denver has launched the Telemundo Denver Responde segment, tapping multimedia journalist Rosy Zugasti to report for the station’s new consumer investigative unit.

Telemundo Denver joins 13 Telemundo-owned stations that already feature a local Telemundo Responde consumer investigative unit, which have collectively recovered more than $6 million for consumers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

The first Telemundo Denver Responde report aired today.

Zugasti, who has been with Telemundo Denver since 2016, has focused on investigative reporting an is the station’s early weekday newscast co-anchor at 4 PM and 4:30 PM.

Telemundo has been adding the consumer unit franchise since 2014.

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Telemundo 47 is first local TV station to resume broadcasts from One World Trade Center

Telemundo 47 is first local TV station to resume broadcasts from One World Trade Center

Telemundo 47 ribbon cutting at One World Trade Center

Telemundo 47 ribbon cutting ceremony at One World Trade Center on June 23, 2017. (Photo: Telemundo)

WNJU Telemundo 47 in New York today became the first Tri-State television station to officially resume over-the-air transmissions from One World Trade Center.

“This is a significant achievement,” said Cristina Schwarz, Telemundo 47 President and General Manager. “We are particularly proud that Telemundo 47 – a Spanish language television station – was the first television station in the market to do so.”

During a special ceremony in lower Manhattan earlier this morning, the station announced that its signal will be powered by the most powerful, solid-state broadcast transmitter ever constructed.

Twelve linear feet in size, Telemundo 47’s over-the-air transmitter is powered by 66 kilowatts of cutting-edge technology. This power will provide Telemundo 47 with the largest coverage area of any television station in the New York market.

Later this year, the transmitter will also power the over-the-air signal from sister station NBC 4 New York, which is preparing to relocate its transmission facilities to One World Trade Center.

Telemundo 47 will officially cease over-the-air transmissions from the Empire State Building on June 30.

Working with The Durst Organization, manager and builder of NY commercial and residential buildings, Telemundo 47 has also installed a new camera on the One World Trade Center spire, providing viewers with a clear shot of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge and other key landmarks in Lower Manhattan.

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San Antonio Express-News promotes Pimentel

San Antonio Express-News promotes Pimentel

Ricardo PimentelRicardo Pimentel has been promoted from Associate Editor to Editorial Page Editor at the San Antonio Express-News.

Prior to joining the San Antonio paper as a Metro columnist in 2011, he was the Editorial Page Editor the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where he spent 7 years.

Before that, he was a syndicated columnist with The Arizona Republic. He was previously the Executive Editor of the San Bernardino County Sun, and Managing Editor at the Stockton Record and Tucson Citizen.

Pimentel is also a former president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

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Borchardt, Baez and Alvarez to anchor Azteca América San Diego news

Borchardt, Baez and Alvarez to anchor Azteca América San Diego news

Martin Borchardt, Estephania Baez, Aranzazu Alvarez

Martin Borchardt, Estephanía Baez and Aranzazú Alvarez.

Starting July 3, Entravision’s XHAS in San Diego will have newly branded weekday newscasts as an Azteca América affiliate.

Most of the current news team will continue to produce and anchor the station’s local news programming under the new banner “Noticias Ya Frontera” at 5 and 11 pm.

Martin Borchardt will headline the 5 pm one-hour newscast and Estephanía Baez and Aranzazú Alvarez will anchor at 11 pm.

Entravision lost its Telemundo affiliation in San Diego earlier this year and secured a deal with Azteca América shortly after, promising to continue producing news with its current staff.

The station’s last day as Telemundo 33 is Friday, June 30. The next day, Telemundo will flip the on switch to its brand new owned-and-operated Telemundo 20 San Diego.

Telemundo 20 will launch its first newscasts on July 3, going head to head with the new Azteca América 33 newscasts.

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Univision announces game plan for Gold Cup

Univision announces game plan for Gold Cup

Univision -Gold CupJust as Telemundo kicked off its coverage of the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, rival Univision is preparing to tap into its soccer fan base its broadcast of the 2017 Gold Cup.

The tournament returns to Univision beginning July 7 – just five days after the Confederations Cup comes to an end.

Telemundo, which has the rights to that tournament, scored stellar numbers in the opening weekend of the event, reaching 5.3 million total viewers through the first three matches.

Through its sports division – Univision Deportes – the company plans to offer a multi-platform broadcast of all 25 matches across its networks and UDN will broadcast a full slate of content around the tournament

For the complete details, check out the story on Forbes.

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Ibarra hired as anchor at KFXV

Ibarra hired as anchor at KFXV

Lorena IbarraLorena Ibarra is heading back to the anchor desk. She makes her on-air debut at Entravision-owned KFXV Fox 2 news in McAllen, Texas next Monday, June 26.

She’ll be co-anchoring the 9 pm weekday newscast with Jasmine Rico.

In addition to anchoring, Ibarra will also be a web reporter for Univision 48, creating viral videos, Facebook lives, updating social media platforms and promoting the “Noticias Ya” weekday newscasts at 5 and 10 pm.

This marks Ibarra’s return to Entravision. She previously worked for the company in Laredo as anchor/producer for its Fox and Univision affiliates KXOF and KLDO.

Since her departure from Entravision in 2015, she had been hosting a morning radio show on Z93 FM in Laredo.

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CNN reassigns Marquez, Flores and Sandoval

CNN reassigns Marquez, Flores and Sandoval

Miguel Marquez, Rosa Flores and Polo Sandoval

Miguel Marquez, Rosa Flores and Polo Sandoval.

CNN is moving three of its Latino correspondents to different bureaus.

Miguel Marquez is leaving New York to return for a third time to CNN’s Los Angeles bureau.

Polo Sandoval will replace Marquez in New York. He leaves the network’s Atlanta headquarters, where he covered stories for CNN, CNNI, HLN and CNN Español.

Rosa Flores is also relocating. She’s leaving Chicago to join the Miami Bureau as a correspondent. Before Chicago, she was based in New York.

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Urquidi lands anchor job at Univision San Diego

Urquidi lands anchor job at Univision San Diego

Sergio UrquidiSergio Urquidi has moved to San Diego to start a new job at Entravision’s Univision affiliate.

He’ll be co-anchoring the 6 pm newscast with Claudia Rodríguez, staring July 3. That’s the same day Telemundo will kick off its new O&O newscasts under the Telemundo 20 San Diego banner.

Urquidi spent almost four years at Univision Phoenix until January of this year, when station management let him go after deciding not to renew his contract.

He previously worked at Univision Network as a weekend news anchor from 1997 to 2009.

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