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Hernández joins Telemundo network

Hernández joins Telemundo network

Norberto HernandezEmmy-award winning reporter Norberto Hernández has joined Telemundo network as the Dallas-based correspondent for its morning show “Un Nuevo Día.”

Norberto returns to TV after a one-year break. He started the new gig on August 4th, 2014.

He previously spent 16 years working at several Univision stations in Texas. He was weather anchor/entertainment reporter for Univision’s KUVN channel 23 in Dallas from 2008 to 2013, also reporting for several network shows, including “El Gordo y La Flaca,” “Despierta América,” and “Primer Impacto.” He also conducted interviews for Telefutura’s “Tómbola” and “Escándalo TV.”

Norberto previously spent 6 years as weather anchor/entertainment reporter for KWEX Channel 41 in San Antonio. Before that, he worked for the Univision affiliate in Corpus Christi.

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Frederik Oldenburg named KBLR sports anchor

Frederik Oldenburg named KBLR sports anchor

Frederik OldenburgFrederik Oldenburg has joined “Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas” as sports anchor for the 6 and 11 pm newscasts. His first day on the air was Monday, August 11.

Frederik comes to KBLR, the Telemundo O&O in Las Vegas from Venezuela, where he was host and reporter for “Anótala,” a sports debate-style news program for Canal Plus Entertainment since 2009.

He has also worked as a sports opinion writer for Suite 23 Magazine. He was previously morning and daytime producer for Canal I TV in Caracas from 2007 to 2008.

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Telemundo adds Olga Tañón to new music reality show

Telemundo adds Olga Tañón to new music reality show

Olga Tanon TelemundoTelemundo has tapped music icon Olga Tañon to join its new reality show, “Yo Soy El Artista.” The five time Grammy award-winning singer will be school director and judge of the music competition, “Yo Soy El Artista,” slated to premiere in September.

Tañón will oversee the school where all contestants will live together, in addition to her role as one of the celebrity and expert judges.

“Yo Soy el Artista” will feature contestants who have to sing, dance and demonstrate star quality and showmanship in a 13-week competition where the winner will be named the ultimate “Artist.” Castings for the show were held across major cities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Last month, Mexican singer and actress Lucero was named host of the reality show.
Telemundo and Spain’s Reset TV partnered to jointly own, develop, produce and distribute this reality competition internationally.

“Yo Soy el Artista” is based on an original concept from Reset TV founders, Toni Cruz and Josep Maria Mainat, the creators of popular entertainment formats such as “Crónicas Marcianas,” “Mira Quien Baila” (which airs on Univision) and “Operación Triunfo.”

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Sotelo named sports anchor at KSTS-48

Sotelo named sports anchor at KSTS-48

Gabriel SoteloGabriel Sotelo is joining Telemundo’s Bay Area station as sports anchor for the station’s 6 and 11 pm newscasts. He’ll also anchor “Telemundo Deportivo Edición Gigantes.”

His first day on the air will be August 18.

Gabriel was most recently anchor for Univision’s morning show “Despierta San Diego.”  While at Univision San Diego, he also worked as a reporter for “En Contacto Con Los Chargers,” a 30-minute program that provided behind-the-scenes coverage of the San Diego Chargers.

In 2010, Sotelo Gabriel was a Verizon correspondent for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and provided live coverage for Univision network.

 

 

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Telemundo names Ojito Director, News Standards

Telemundo names Ojito Director, News Standards

Mirta_OjitoMirta Ojito has been named Director, News Standards for Telemundo network. She starts the new job August 25.

She’ll be based in Miami and report to David McCormick, SVP, Standards, NBCUniversal News Group, supporting Alina Falcón, Telemundo’s EVP, News and Alternative Programming.

She’ll provide editorial support and guidance to Telemundo Network News to ensure the ongoing independence of the news organization.

Her responsibilities will include: reviewing scripts and reports for accuracy and fairness, supporting news management on review processes and ethics training, and providing guidance to Telemundo journalists about news standards.

Mirta will also be responsible for training new hires and ensuring that all Telemundo employees are continually educated on NBC News standards and practices, including the use of social media.

She joins Telemundo from Columbia University, where she has been an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Journalism since 2006. She was previously a staff writer at The New York Times for more than five years, where she covered local, national and international stories and was a member of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for national reporting in a series entitled, “How Race is Lived in America.”

Mirta also held various positions at The Miami Herald, beginning in 1987.

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Teuteló lands primetime anchor job at Telemundo Dallas

Teuteló lands primetime anchor job at Telemundo Dallas

Enrique TeuteloSeveral sources have confirmed that Enrique Teuteló is moving over to KXTX-39 Telemundo Dallas… and to a better timeslot.

Although it has yet to be officially announced, Enrique will be the new primetime anchor of “Noticiero Telemundo 39,” at 5 and 10 pm, alongside Norma García, who has been solo anchoring both newscasts.

Enrique’s resignation as morning anchor of Univision 41 in New York was made public on Monday. Today was his last day on the air at the station where he had been working since 2011.

According to inside sources, Enrique had been promised the main anchor job at Univision 41 when Rafael Pineda retired, but instead, news director Norma Morato hired Jorge Viera.

Without the possibility of upward mobility, sources say Enrique welcomed the opportunity to become primetime anchor in Dallas.

**Update: His first day on the job is August 11 and he’s scheduled to start on-air on Monday, August 25.

 

 

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Mirella Grisales out at Telemundo

Mirella Grisales out at Telemundo

Mirella GrisalesMirella Grisales is no longer with Telemundo. She had been co-host of the “Titulares y Más” evening sports show since 2004.

According to a viewer, on Monday night, her co-hosts Edgar Lopez and Karim Mendiburu announced on the air that Mirella was no longer with the show and wished her well.

A source says she was fired last week.

Telemundo would not comment on Mirella’s departure. A spokesman only confirmed she was no longer with the network.

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Telemundo Arizona launches weekend newscasts, hires Aguirre to anchor

Telemundo Arizona launches weekend newscasts, hires Aguirre to anchor

Daniel Aguirre

Daniel Aguirre

Starting this weekend, Telemundo Arizona will have local weekend news in the Phoenix and Tucson markets.

KTAZ-39, the Telemundo O&O in Phoenix will air a half-hour of local news at 4:30 and at 10 pm MST on both Saturdays and Sundays.

The newscasts will also be simulcast on KHRR-40, the network’s Tucson station.

Telemundo Arizona is hiring a dozen additional staff members for the new newscasts.

Daniel Aguirre has been hired as weekend anchor. A lawyer in Mexico, Daniel was most recently the lead anchor for Milenio Noticias in Monterrey.

Ivan Valenzuela has been named weekend sports anchor. Prior to joining Telemundo, he worked at CNN Latino in Phoenix as sports anchor.

Karla Gomez-Escamilla also recently returned to Noticiero Telemundo Arizona as Bureau Chief responsible for leading the Tucson local news team and providing daily news reports from Tucson and along the U.S./Mexico border.

Henry Golac, the only Spanish-speaking meteorologist in the market, will be doing the weather for the station’s weekday newscasts.

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Ivan Valenzuela, Karla Gomez-Escamilla, and Henry Golac.

For the launch, the station will unveil a new set with high-definition monitors. Telemundo Arizona also invested in new technology, including cellular backpack units that will enable the station to provide live reporting during the week and on weekends from breaking news scenes across the state and extending to the U.S./Mexico border.

Araceli De León, President and Regional General Manager, Telemundo Southwest is overseeing the expansion and additional investment in the news division.

 

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Peluffo rehired at KDTV

Peluffo rehired at KDTV

Jaime PeluffoAfter spending almost 11 years working for Telemundo, Emmy-award winning reporter Jaime Peluffo has left KSTS-48 in San Jose to join Univision’s KDTV-14.

This marks a return for Jaime to the Univision O&O in San Francisco, where he previously worked as a reporter from 2000 to 2001. He started the new job on July 1.

Jaime began his tenure at Telemundo working as a reporter at KSTS, but was forced to relocate when the network shut down local news operations and created the Telemundo Production Center (TPC) to produce regionalized news for several of its stations.

Telemundo has been re-establishing, reinforcing and expanding those previously eliminated news operations.

Jaime worked for the TPC in Arizona and in San Antonio before returning to San Jose.

He also worked for Univision San Antonio from 1997 to 2000, before moving to the Bay Area to work for KDTV.

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MSNBC, Telemundo & mun2 to air “Underwater Dreams” documentary

MSNBC, Telemundo & mun2 to air “Underwater Dreams” documentary

underwater_dreams2MSNBC and Telemundo will simultaneously broadcast a special one-hour television version of the documentary “Underwater Dreams,” which chronicles the story of four teenage boys, sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants who entered a sophisticated underwater robotics competition, and against all odds, won.

The documentary explores how enthusiasm, dedication and perseverance from the four boys and the two high school science teachers that helped them, made their dream a reality.

The film, by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio and narrated by actor Michael Peña, airs this Sunday, July 20, 2014, at 1 pm ET.

mun2 will air it the next day, Monday July 21 at 4 p.m. ET.

“Underwater Dreams” will be a central pillar of NBCUniversal’s Hispanic Enterprises new nationwide campaign, “Aprender es Triunfar,” aimed at closing the Latino student achievement gap, especially in STEM education.

As part of the efforts to reach Latino families with this inspirational message, AMC Theatres has committed to hosting 100 community screenings, free of charge, across the U.S. to enable school and non-profit groups to see the film on the big screen this summer and fall.

 

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