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Vélez replaces Del Villar as Telemundo weekend anchor

Vélez replaces Del Villar as Telemundo weekend anchor

Luis Carlos Velez and Edgardo Del Villar

Luis Carlos Vélez replaces Edgardo Del Villar as Telemundo weekend news anchor.

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.

Felicidad Aveleyra , who was co-anchoring weekends with Del Villar will now share the desk with Vélez.

Felicidad Aveleyra , who was co-anchoring weekends with Del Villar will now share the desk with Vélez.

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.

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Del Villar named Telemundo correspondent

Edgardo_del_Villar copyAlthough he was welcomed on the air live during its morning show “Un Nuevo Día,” on Monday, September 9, Telemundo Media officially announced today that Mexican journalist Edgardo del Villar has joined its news team.

Edgardo will be a correspondent and fill-in presenter for a number of the network’s programs, including “Un Nuevo Día,” “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste” and “Noticiero Telemundo.”

He joins Telemundo after spending the past 12 years as anchor of “Las Noticias,” Televisa’s primetime newscast in Monterrey.

Besides his television work, Edgardo was a news director and anchor for various radio networks, including MVS, Radio Fórmula and Núcleo Radio Monterrey for over 10 years. He also served as an advisor to the Editorial Board of “Grupo Reforma,” Mexico’s largest newspaper group.

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