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Candelaria named VP/GM of KTSM

Candelaria named VP/GM of KTSM

Effective immediately, David Candelaria takes over as VP and General Manager of KTSM, the Nexstar-owned NBC affiliate in El Paso, which has Estrella TV on its multicast tier. He’ll be reporting to Julie Pruett, SVP of Nexstar Broadcasting. Candelaria arrives to KTSM from KINT Univision El Paso, where he spent 17 years at the Entravision-owned […]

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KWHY-TV sees biggest primetime ratings increase

KWHY-TV sees biggest primetime ratings increase

At the close of May 2015 Sweeps, KWHY-TV Canal 22, the MundoFOX flagship station in Los Angeles is celebrating its greatest average primetime ratings increase. The station’s 8 pm slot shot up 293% from last year among the key demographic of Adults 18-49 and 450% among Adults 25-54. The success is attributed to Turkish soap […]

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Moreno out at WLTV-23

Moreno out at WLTV-23

Univision’s WLTV-23 in Miami has decided not to renew Mario Andrés Moreno’s contract, which was up at the end of the month. The station’s 11 pm weekday anchor was notified of the decision this afternoon, but was allowed to sit in for his final newscast tonight, giving him the chance to say farewell to his […]

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Puig takes buyout at USA Today

Puig takes buyout at USA Today

Film critic Claudia Puig has left USA Today after a 15-year run. She was one of 55 employees to take a buyout in the latest round of staff cuts at the paper. Her last day was Friday, May 15. As she put it in a tweet, she’s “moving on 2 explore other adventures.” Claudia says […]

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Malavé named Executive Producer at KXTV

Malavé named Executive Producer at KXTV

After three years with the network, Steve Malavé is leaving his job as Senior Content Producer of News for MundoFox to join KXTV-10 in Sacramento, where he has taken a position as Executive Producer for the ABC affiliate’s weekday morning shows. He’ll be overseeing the 4:30, 5, 6 and 9 am shows. “It’s really nice […]

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De Santiago joins Telemundo Chicago

De Santiago joins Telemundo Chicago

Jorge Enrique De Santiago has been named General Assignment Reporter for “Noticiero Telemundo Chicago.” He’ll be working weekdays for the station’s 4:30, 5 and 10 pm newscasts. His official start date is June 1, but he’ll begin on air the following week. Jorge Enrique arrives to Chicago from KVDA Telemundo 60 San Antonio, where he […]

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Barbosa hired at WVEA

Barbosa hired at WVEA

Univision Tampa Bay is welcoming a new addition to its staff. Carolina Barbosa joins WVEA as a reporter for the 6 and 11 pm newscasts Monday through Friday. Today is her first day at the Entravision-owned station, but she’ll start on-air tomorrow. This is Carolina’s first reporter job. She arrives to Tampa from Dallas, where […]

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Hinojosa laid off from Detroit News

Hinojosa laid off from Detroit News

Mark Hinojosa, Director of Interactive Media for The Detroit News, has been laid off. He had  overseen online and multimedia content for the paper since 2008. This is Mark’s second consecutive lay off. He previously spent 17 years at the Chicago Tribune, in multiple positions, ending with his role as Assistant Managing Editor for Multimedia […]

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Astrid Martínez out at WBTV

Astrid Martínez out at WBTV

Astrid Martínez is no longer with Charlotte CBS affiliate WBTV-3, where she had been a reporter since July of 2012. The station’s news director would not comment on her abrupt departure, stating it was a personnel matter. According to the Charlotte Observer, earlier this month, Astrid covered a story about a teen who shot a […]

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Fusion sets debut date for Dan Le Batard show

Fusion sets debut date for Dan Le Batard show

ESPN’s Radio program “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz” will begin its simulcast on Fusion starting on Tuesday, May 19. The Univision/ABC joint venture initially announced in February it had struck a deal to carry the 3-hour show on the cable network. Currently airing live on ESPN Radio from Miami Beach’s Clevelander Hotel, Le […]

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CBS Radio promotes Sánchez

CBS Radio promotes Sánchez

Robert Sánchez has been upped to Operations Manager of CBS Radio’s WLZL-FM in Washington, DC, replacing Pete Manríquez, who left the station. In addition to his new role at the Spanish-language FM, known as “El Zol,” Sánchez will continue to work as Executive Editor and Program Director of news and talk station WNEW 99.1 FM […]

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Telemundo to launch variety show “La Sorpresa de Tu Vida”

Telemundo to launch variety show “La Sorpresa de Tu Vida”

Hours before its Upfront presentation, Telemundo announced it will try to fill the void soon to be left by the cancellation of Univision’s “Sábado Gigante.” The #2 Spanish-language network will launch “La Sorpresa de Tu Vida” (The Surprise of Your Life), a weekly two-hour, family-oriented Saturday night show that will help contestants’ “dreams come true.” […]

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. I am also a freelance writer, reporter and producer. I founded Media Moves in June of 2007.