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Benavides leaves DC for EP job at KSAT

Benavides leaves DC for EP job at KSAT

Emmy-Award-winning producer Brandon Benavides is saying goodbye to Washington, D.C., where he has worked the past 5 years. His last day as Content Producer at NBC News4 is Friday, August 7. He’ll be moving back to his hometown and starting a new job as Executive Producer of “Good Morning San Antonio,” managing KSAT’s early morning […]

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Malavé named Telemundo 51 anchor

Malavé named Telemundo 51 anchor

WSCV Telemundo 51 today announced Fausto Malavé is officially the station’s new primetime co-anchor, effective immediately. He’ll be co-anchoring the 5:30, 6 and 11 pm weekday newscasts with Daisy Ballmajó. He replaces Ambrosio Hernández, who left the station in March to take an anchor job at Univision’s WLTV-23. He had stepped into the role on […]

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Luis Jiménez leaves SBS to launch own channel

Luis Jiménez leaves SBS to launch own channel

Luis Jiménez is off the air… again. The popular DJ, who landed a radio show at SBS’ 93.1 FM in New York in February of this year, has “parted ways” with the station to work on his own venture. The host of “Sin Censura con Luis Jiménez” is taking a more entrepreneurial approach. He’s planning […]

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Bello starts show on ESPN Deportes Radio

Bello starts show on ESPN Deportes Radio

Rafael Bello, whose run as an entertainment anchor at New York’s Telemundo 47 abruptly ended two weeks ago, will be back on the air this weekend. The Emmy award-winning sports and entertainment anchor is debuting his own show on ESPN Deportes Radio 1050 AM in New York. The weekly “Desde las Gradas con Rafael Bello” […]

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Becerra promoted at WVEA

Becerra promoted at WVEA

Stephanie Becerra has been given a job boost at WVEA’s Univision Tampa Bay. She has been promoted from news assistant to Technical Director/News Editor. In her new role, she’ll be producing, shooting and editing video for the station’s newscast. Stephanie started at WVEA as an intern in January of 2014 and months later landed a […]

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NAHJ names Mendoza executive director

NAHJ names Mendoza executive director

Two months after parting ways with Anna Lopez, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ has hired its new executive director. The journalism non-profit announced today it has selected Alberto B. Mendoza “after an exhaustive search across the country.” He’ll join NAHJ on a part-time basis on August 3 and begin full-time on September 1. […]

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Rivera named anchor at WVEA

Rivera named anchor at WVEA

Samuel Rivera has started a new job as weekday co-anchor of WVEA-62’s Noticias Univision Tampa Bay. He’ll be co-anchoring the 6 and 11 pm news, alongside Sarykarmen Rivera (no relation). Samuel’s first day on the air was yesterday. He replaces José Rivera Adrovet, who left the station last Friday. Samuel arrives to Tampa from WVEN, […]

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SPJ honors Hernández for his work in journalism education

SPJ honors Hernández for his work in journalism education

Robert Hernández, who left the news business in 2009 to take a job as an associate professor of journalism at the University of Southern California, is getting recognition for his work in academia. The Society of Professional Journalists has honored Robert with the Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award. Each year, SPJ honors an outstanding journalism […]

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KERO hires Guzmán as Digital Content Producer

KERO hires Guzmán as Digital Content Producer

Stephanie Guzmán has been hired as Digital Content Producer at ABC affiliate KERO-TV in Bakersfield, CA. In her new job, she helps manage and update news content for the station’s website, mobile apps and social media accounts Wednesday through Sunday. This is Steph’s first job out of college. Prior to graduating from Arizona State University, […]

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Llanos named L.A. mayor’s press secretary

Llanos named L.A. mayor’s press secretary

Former Los Angeles Daily News reporter Connie Llanos has been hired as mayor Eric Garcetti’s new press secretary. She starts the new job on July 22. Connie is currently the Communications Director and Strategic Advisor for City Council member Curren Price, Jr. Since leaving the Daily News in 2011, where she spent 5 years, Connie […]

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Salgado starts as MMJ at KINC

Salgado starts as MMJ at KINC

Liliana Salgado has landed her first broadcast job out of college. She has been hired as a Multimedia Journalist at Entravision-owned KINC-15, the Univision affiliate in Las Vegas. Liliana, whose  first day on the air was yesterday, will be working weekdays. She’ll be based in Reno. While at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of […]

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Hiring of Latino talent boosts KPCC audience

Hiring of Latino talent boosts KPCC audience

A 3-year $6 million grant from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting awarded to KPCC has paid off in boosting diversity at the Los Angeles public radio station. As a result of the grant, which launched the One Nation Media Project, KPCC hired more Latinos and almost doubled Latino listenership since 2009. “We’ve done a pretty […]

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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.