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Candelaria named VP/GM of KTSM NBC Universo debuts new sports show Univision acquires The Root KWHY-TV sees biggest primetime ratings increase Moreno out at WLTV-23
 
Candelaria named VP/GM of KTSM

Candelaria named VP/GM of KTSM

NBC Universo debuts new sports show

NBC Universo debuts new sports show

Univision acquires The Root

Univision acquires The Root

KWHY-TV sees biggest primetime ratings increase

KWHY-TV sees biggest primetime ratings increase

Moreno out at WLTV-23

Moreno out at WLTV-23

Estrella TV set to launch in Sacramento

Estrella TV set to launch in Sacramento

18 May 2015

Liberman Broadcasting is partnering with Hearst-owned MyNetworkTV affiliate KQCA to launch Estrella TV in Sacramento. The 24-hour Spanish-language network will be available on multicast channel 58.3. As part of the Estrella TV Sacramento launch, KQCA is expanding its promotions team to include several Spanish-speaking members, who will focus on engaging with the community at local […]

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Miner Lugo named Web Editor at WSNS

Miner Lugo named Web Editor at WSNS

18 May 2015

Michelle Miner Lugo has jumped ship from Univision to Telemundo in Chicago. She has started a new job as Web Editor of Telemundo’s WSNS-44. She previously spent 3 years as Online Publisher of UnivisionChicago.com, handling production of web content and the station’s social media accounts. Before that, she was an Assignment Desk Editor at the […]

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Estrella TV targets millenials with new multi-channel net

Estrella TV targets millenials with new multi-channel net

15 May 2015

Executives at Estrella TV, claiming their 18-34 audience has been consistently growing during the past two years, have decided to jump all in with the launch of a new multi-channel network targeting millenials in June. In order to feed that network, Estrella TV is also launching Fenómeno Studios – a 23,000 square foot facility in […]

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Facebook launches Instant Articles

Facebook launches Instant Articles

15 May 2015

Facebook is partnering with news publishers to directly host articles on the social network. According to Facebook, Instant Articles will give “publishers more control over their stories, brand experiences and monetization opportunities.” The New York Times, National Geographic, BuzzFeed, NBC News, The Atlantic, The Guardian, BBC News, Spiegel and Bild have signed on as the […]

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Hinojosa laid off from Detroit News

Hinojosa laid off from Detroit News

14 May 2015

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

14 May 2015

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

14 May 2015

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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Telemundo and NBC Universo share Upfront stage

Telemundo and NBC Universo share Upfront stage

13 May 2015

Under the theme  of “All Together. Latino,” NBCUniversal Hispanic Group’s annual Upfront presentation emphasized the importance of digital in reaching younger audiences, announcing strategies targeting “Generation M” – Millennial, Multicultural and Mobile. Company executives also recognized the power and impact of Latino culture in the market and pitched “CultureFirst,” an NBCU proprietary strategic approach to […]

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Telemundo Deportes rebrands as NBC Deportes

Telemundo Deportes rebrands as NBC Deportes

13 May 2015

NBCU’s Hispanic Enterprises and Content (HEC) and NBC Sports Group announced the creation of a new Hispanic sports production unit called NBC Deportes. Eli Velazquez, who was promoted in January to EVP Sports, Hispanic Enterprises and Content, will lead NBC Deportes, which will leverage the resources of the NBC Sports Group. The new unit will […]

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Sling TV adds Latino packs

Sling TV adds Latino packs

13 May 2015

Hoping to attract Latino bilingual millennial cord cutters, Dish Network’s new OTT pay TV service Sling TV has launched two Latino add-on packs – Deportes Extra and Películas & Novelas Extra. Deportes Extra, a package for soccer fans, features Azteca, beIN Español, beIN HD (English), Univison, Univision Deportes and UniMás. Películas & Novelas Extra includes […]

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CBS Radio promotes Sánchez

CBS Radio promotes Sánchez

13 May 2015

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”

12 May 2015

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.