Telemundo today announced Luis Carlos Vélez’s new role with the network.
Starting this Saturday, March 19, Vélez and Felicidad Aveleyra will co-anchor “Noticiero Telemundo Fin de Semana,” which airs at 5 pm ET/PT.
The talent change means Edgardo Del Villar, who was anchoring the newscast since its inception in 2014, has been bumped off the desk.
The company says Del Villar will continue to be part of the news team, but has not yet assigned him to a specific role.
Last week, former Univision exec Luis Fernández was named Telemundo’s new EVP of Network News, replacing Vélez, who had held the role since January of 2015.
At the time, Telemundo stated Vélez was stepping down from leading the network’s news operations to become a news anchor and correspondent.
Prior to joining Telemundo, Vélez was Anchor and News Director in Caracol Television in Colombia. He was previously an anchor and reporter for CNN International and CNN en Español.
Aveleyra joined Telemundo in December without a specific assignment within the company. She has been co-anchoring the weekend newscast with Del Villar since February.