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Enrique Santos will host talk show on Unimás

Enrique Santos will host talk show on Unimás

Enrique SantosTwo weeks after Univision first announced that radio personality Enrique Santos would have his own television show, the network revealed today the name, genre and air date.

“El Palenque de Enrique Santos” will be a weekday afternoon talk show that will premiere on Unimás on Monday, August 11 at 5 pm.

The 1-hour program, produced by Venevision Productions, is set in a Mexican “palenque” or arena and will feature a studio audience.

Univision Radio signed a multi-year contract with Enrique to host the new TV show for the UniMás network.

Enrique currently hosts the “Enrique Santos Show,” which airs live Monday through Friday from 6 to 10 am on Univision Radio’s Miami affiliate and simulcast in several cities across the country and via the UforiaMusica App.

He also hosts the weekly program “Uforia Countdown.”

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Teuteló resigns from Univision’s WXTV-41

Teuteló resigns from Univision’s WXTV-41

Enrique TeuteloAfter a 3 year-run as morning anchor of WXTV-41, the Univision O&O in New York, Enrique Teuteló has decided to leave the station. Staffers were notified today of his departure. His last day at WXTV is this Thursday, July 31.

No further details are currently available about where he’ll go next.

Enrique started co-anchoring “Noticias Univision 41 Al Despertar” alongside Merijoel Durán in June of 2011.

When he was hired, it was assumed he would take over for longtime weekday anchor Rafael Pineda when he retired. Instead, Jorge Viera was brought on board last year to replace the legendary anchor.

Rafael officially retired shortly after. His last day on the air was December 20, 2013.

Before joining WXTV, Enrique was weekend anchor for the network’s “Noticiero Univision” and the weekday late evening newscast “Última Hora.” He was previously weekday news anchor and reporter for WLTV-23 in Miami.

Enrique has also worked as a national correspondent for Noticiero Univision in San Antonio and as a general assignment reporter for Univision 45 Houston, where he began his television career in the U.S.

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Perez leaves anchor job at WTIC, will start at KCBS

Perez leaves anchor job at WTIC, will start at KCBS

Laurie PerezToday is Laurie Perez’s last day at WTIC, the Fox affiliate in Hartford.

An award-winning reporter and anchor, Laurie had a 14-year run at the station, first starting out as a reporter. She was named 4 pm weekday anchor in January of last year.

Laurie told the Hartford Courant that she’s moving to Los Angeles to follow her husband, who got a job at the NFL network.

But she won’t be unemployed for long. She’ll be working at KCBS starting in August. There are currently no further details about what her role will be at KCBS.

Before joining FOX CT in 2000, Laurie worked as a reporter at WSPA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Greenville, S.C. She previously worked as a reporter for KEPR-TV, the CBS affiliate in Kennewick, Wash.

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Univision names talent for 2 new music reality shows

Univision names talent for 2 new music reality shows

Alejandra Espinoza and Galilea Montijo

Galilea Montijo will host “Va Por Ti,” set tu debut in September.

Univision is gearing up for more reality shows and has already tapped some high-profile talent to participate.

The network has picked television personality Galilea Montijo to host “Va Por Ti,” a new singing competition show that will premiere on Univision on Sunday, September 7 at 8 pm ET.

Galilea is currently one of the co-hosts of the daytime entertainment program “Hoy,” and previously hosted the children’s talent show “Pequeños Gigantes.”

“Va Por Ti,” a co-production of Televisa and Univision, will also feature a cast of celebrity coaches and judges that include Mexican singer/songwriter/actress, and former member of the super-group RBD, Dulce María, Cuban-American actor singer/songwriter Jencarlos Canela, and Regional Mexican music star Larry Hernández, among others yet to be announced.

Auditions for the show were held in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, Miami, Puerto Rico and online this past spring/summer.

Alejandra Espinoza and Galilea Montijo

Alejandra Espinoza will host “La Banda,” scheduled for 2015.

Univision also announced that Alejandra Espinoza will be the host of “La Banda,” the  music reality competition show produced by Simon Cowell and FremantleMedia Latin America that aims to create the world’s ultimate Latino boyband.

Alejandra joined Univision’s on-air talent roster after winning the first season of the network’s reality contest “Nuestra Belleza Latina” in 2007.

Since then, she has appeared regularly in “Sábado Gigante,”“El Gordo y La Flaca” and participated in several Univision network specials. Earlier this year she became co-host of the 8th season of “Nuestra Belleza Latina.”

“La Banda” is slated for a 2015 debut on the Univision Network.

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Mirella Grisales out at Telemundo

Mirella Grisales out at Telemundo

Mirella GrisalesMirella Grisales is no longer with Telemundo. She had been co-host of the “Titulares y Más” evening sports show since 2004.

According to a viewer, on Monday night, her co-hosts Edgar Lopez and Karim Mendiburu announced on the air that Mirella was no longer with the show and wished her well.

A source says she was fired last week.

Telemundo would not comment on Mirella’s departure. A spokesman only confirmed she was no longer with the network.

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Ceballos relocates to Univision NY

Ceballos relocates to Univision NY

Esperanza CeballosEsperanza Ceballos, WXTV-41’s correspondent in the Dominican Republic, has moved to New York as a full-time reporter for the Univision station.

She started her new role on Monday, July 14.

Esperanza has worked as a correspondent for “Noticias 41” since 2007.

She has also worked as a reporter for CDN television in the Dominican Republic.

Esperanza’s relocation to NY was negotiated by former news director Norma Morato before her departure in April.

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Alicia Menéndez returns to guest-host The View

Alicia Menéndez returns to guest-host The View

Alicia Menendez tonightAlicia Menéndez, who anchors her own show on Fusion, is getting another shot at guest-hosting ABC’s “The View” today.

She was first invited in October of 2013, a week before the launch of the Univision/ABC joint venture cable network.

“Alicia Menéndez Tonight” airs Monday through Friday at 9 pm ET.

Exactly one week ago, “The View” brought Ana Belaval to guest-host the show.

Could ABC finally be seriously considering, as it should, a Latina candidate to fill the open slot?

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Telemundo Arizona launches weekend newscasts, hires Aguirre to anchor

Telemundo Arizona launches weekend newscasts, hires Aguirre to anchor

Daniel Aguirre

Daniel Aguirre

Starting this weekend, Telemundo Arizona will have local weekend news in the Phoenix and Tucson markets.

KTAZ-39, the Telemundo O&O in Phoenix will air a half-hour of local news at 4:30 and at 10 pm MST on both Saturdays and Sundays.

The newscasts will also be simulcast on KHRR-40, the network’s Tucson station.

Telemundo Arizona is hiring a dozen additional staff members for the new newscasts.

Daniel Aguirre has been hired as weekend anchor. A lawyer in Mexico, Daniel was most recently the lead anchor for Milenio Noticias in Monterrey.

Ivan Valenzuela has been named weekend sports anchor. Prior to joining Telemundo, he worked at CNN Latino in Phoenix as sports anchor.

Karla Gomez-Escamilla also recently returned to Noticiero Telemundo Arizona as Bureau Chief responsible for leading the Tucson local news team and providing daily news reports from Tucson and along the U.S./Mexico border.

Henry Golac, the only Spanish-speaking meteorologist in the market, will be doing the weather for the station’s weekday newscasts.

Tel Arizona

Ivan Valenzuela, Karla Gomez-Escamilla, and Henry Golac.

For the launch, the station will unveil a new set with high-definition monitors. Telemundo Arizona also invested in new technology, including cellular backpack units that will enable the station to provide live reporting during the week and on weekends from breaking news scenes across the state and extending to the U.S./Mexico border.

Araceli De León, President and Regional General Manager, Telemundo Southwest is overseeing the expansion and additional investment in the news division.

 

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Carlos Suarez promoted to weekend anchor at WPLG

Carlos Suarez promoted to weekend anchor at WPLG

Carlos SuarezReporter Carlos Suarez has been named WPLG’s new weekend evening anchor. The promotion comes two years after joining the Miami ABC affiliate.

WPLG is the second station Carlos has worked for since graduating from college.

Before landing at WPLG, Carlos worked as a reporter at WINK, the CBS affiliate in Fort Myers from 2010 to 2012.

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Peluffo rehired at KDTV

Peluffo rehired at KDTV

Jaime PeluffoAfter spending almost 11 years working for Telemundo, Emmy-award winning reporter Jaime Peluffo has left KSTS-48 in San Jose to join Univision’s KDTV-14.

This marks a return for Jaime to the Univision O&O in San Francisco, where he previously worked as a reporter from 2000 to 2001. He started the new job on July 1.

Jaime began his tenure at Telemundo working as a reporter at KSTS, but was forced to relocate when the network shut down local news operations and created the Telemundo Production Center (TPC) to produce regionalized news for several of its stations.

Telemundo has been re-establishing, reinforcing and expanding those previously eliminated news operations.

Jaime worked for the TPC in Arizona and in San Antonio before returning to San Jose.

He also worked for Univision San Antonio from 1997 to 2000, before moving to the Bay Area to work for KDTV.

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