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NBC Deportes hires Álvarez, announces talent for FIFA events

NBC Deportes hires Álvarez, announces talent for FIFA events

Sportscaster Copán Álvarez has joined the NBC Deportes team. He’ll work as play-by-play anchor for FIFA World Cup Events. His first day on air was last Sunday, May 24. Copán joins Telemundo/NBC Deportes from his native Honduras, where he was a sports anchor at Televicentro for the past 13 years. The network also announced the […]

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Kenny out, Malfa in at Estrella TV

Kenny out, Malfa in at Estrella TV

Estrella TV has hired NBCU executive Susan Malfa as their new EVP, Network Sales and Marketing. She’ll be based in NY and report to COO Winter Horton. Malfa replaces Judy Kenny, who held the role since January of 2013. Kenny’s last day with the company was Friday, May 15. Malfa took over the role on […]

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ZGS promotes Vera to VP of National Sales

ZGS promotes Vera to VP of National Sales

Sandra Vera has been promoted from Director to Vice President of National Sales at ZGS Communications. She’ll continue to be based in New York and will report to CEO Ronald Gordon. In her new role, she’ll oversee national spot sales across the ZGS Station Group. Vera joined ZGS in 2004. She was previously an Account […]

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KMEX renames morning show

KMEX renames morning show

Univision’s morning show in Los Angeles, “Primera Edición” will become “A Primera Hora” starting next Monday, June 1. Gabriela Teissier, Cecilia Bográn and Annabelle Sedano will co-host the show. Alejandro Mendoza will lead the news segment, while Ericka Flores reports on location. The station is not calling it a rebranding, although the program will air […]

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Campos joins KGTV

Campos joins KGTV

Angélica Campos is moving to San Diego to take on a new job as chief meteorologist at ABC affiliate KGTV Channel 10. Sunday, May 24 was her last day at WJW Channel 8 in Cleveland, where she has been a weather anchor for the station since 2010. Her first day at KGTV is Monday, June […]

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May sweeps shows Univision #1 in LA, Houston and Dallas

May sweeps shows Univision #1 in LA, Houston and Dallas

Univision continues its stronghold in Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas, ranking No. 1 in Total Day viewing and Primetime among Adults 18-49, regardless of language, outperforming ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX stations in May sweeps. KMEX-34 Los Angeles, KXLN-45 Houston and KUVN-23 Dallas also delivered the No. 1 late night news among adults 18-49. Additional […]

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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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NBC Universo debuts new sports show

NBC Universo debuts new sports show

NBC Universo is launching its live signature sports show “Escena Deportiva” on the newly rebranded cable network. Produced by NBC Deportes, the one-hour show, which debuts tonight at 11 pm, will air twice a week and will feature interactive segments on social media platforms to engage Latino sports fans. Ana Jurka and Guadalupe “Guad” Venegas […]

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Univision acquires The Root

Univision acquires The Root

Univision Communications, Inc (UCI) is aiming to broaden its multicultural appeal. The company today announced it acquired The Root, a leading online news, opinion and culture website for African-Americans. As part of the deal, The Root will leverage UCI’s digital production facilities and publishing infrastructure. However, the editorial team will retain its own voice and […]

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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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Telemundo newscasts #1 nationwide in May sweeps

Telemundo newscasts #1 nationwide in May sweeps

Telemundo stations in Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston and Dallas scored big in the May 2015 sweeps among key demographic groups. In late night newscasts, WSCV 51 Miami remains #1 at 11 pm among Adults 18 to 49 and Adults 25 to 54 for 26 consecutive months. KTAZ Telemundo Phoenix also leads at […]

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Sling TV adds ESPN Deportes

Sling TV adds ESPN Deportes

Starting today, ESPN Deportes is part of Sling TV’s channel lineup. The sports network is now available on “Deportes Extra” – one of two Spanish-language add-on packages the streaming service added earlier this month. With this channel addition, soccer fans now have access to UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Europa League, La Liga’s […]

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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.