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Malavé named Telemundo 51 anchor

Malavé named Telemundo 51 anchor

Fausto MalaveWSCV Telemundo 51 today announced Fausto Malavé is officially the station’s new primetime co-anchor, effective immediately. He’ll be co-anchoring the 5:30, 6 and 11 pm weekday newscasts with Daisy Ballmajó.

He replaces Ambrosio Hernández, who left the station in March to take an anchor job at Univision’s WLTV-23. He had stepped into the role on an interim basis.

Fausto joined Telemundo 51 as a reporter in 2007 and became weekend co-anchor in 2012. He was previously host of Galavisión’s “El Rastro del Crimen” and also reported for WLTV 23.

Before moving to Miami, he worked in his native Venezuela as anchor of “Noticiero Estelar” and host of the political opinion show “Sin Reservas” on the Venevisión Network. He also worked as host and producer of the political program ¿Quién Tiene la Razón? Venezuela’s Televen channel.

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Univision, Telemundo win top honors at LA Emmys

Univision, Telemundo win top honors at LA Emmys

Univision’s KMEX 34 and Telemundo’s KVEA 52 shut out all other English-language L.A. area stations in the Emmy awards ceremony this year, winning best newscast honors in the morning, afternoon and late evening categories.

The KMEX picked up best daily morning newscast for “Primera Edición” among its 9 awards. KVEA, which won in 7 categories, picked up best daily evening newscast for “Noticiero Telemundo 52 A Las 11 PM.”

Both stations tied for regularly scheduled daily daytime newscast – KMEX for its 6 pm and KVEA for its 5:30 pm newscast.

The Spanish-language stations led the number of wins among 17 outlets that received awards for excellence in local programming in the L.A. Area.

Univision Emmys 2015

The KMEX team celebrate its 9 Emmy wins, including best morning and afternoon newscasts.

Here’s the list of the wins:


Regularly Scheduled Daily Morning Newscast 4 to 11 am
“Primera Edición”

Regularly Scheduled Daily Daytime Newscast 11 am to 7 pm

Outstanding Editor – Programming
Antonio Camberos

Outstanding Director – News
Horacio Cervantes

Outstanding Sports Reporting
Diana Alvarado

Investigative Reporting – News
“Frontera Millonaria”
(Noticias 34 Solo a las Seis)
Andrés Bonilla, Camera
Leon Krauze, Reporter
Andres Pruna, Editor, Producer

Outstanding Hard News Reporting
Antonio Valverde

Light News Story – Multi-Part Report
“Barro Negro”
(Noticias 34 Solo a las Seis)
Erika Flores, Reporter

Serious News Story – Mutli-Part Report
“Cada Gota Cuesta”
(Noticias 34 Solo a las Seis)
Hugo Olguín, Camera
Andrés Pruna, Editor, Producer
Gabriela Teissier, Anchor

Telemundo Emmys 2015

The KVEA team celebrates its 7 Emmys, including best afternoon and late evening newscasts.


Regularly Scheduled Daily Daytime Newscast 11 am to 7 pm
Noticiero 52 a las 5:30 pm

Regularly Scheduled Daily Evening Newscast
Noticiero 52 a las 11 pm

Outstanding Editor – News
Jaime Sánchez

Outstanding Videographer
News: Richard Huerta

Information / Public Affairs Series
Enfoque Los Angeles

Sports Series – News:
“Atleta de la Semana”

Medical News Story – Single Report
“Bebes a la Carta”
(Noticiero Telemundo 52 a las 11pm)
Nelson Castillo, Camera
Claudia Forestieri, Producer
Azálea Iníguez, Reporter
Jaime Sánchez, Editor

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Telemundo kicks off Russia 2018 coverage

Telemundo kicks off Russia 2018 coverage

Telemundo World Cup logo Russia 2018Telemundo is making full use of its $600 million investment in the World Cup.

Telemundo, NBC UNIVERSO and the digital platforms of NBCDeportes.com kick off their FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™ programming this Saturday, July 25 at 11 am ET.

That’s when they’ll the broadcast of the preliminary qualifying draw for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™, the event that will indicate the path that national teams of five of the six confederations will follow on their way to the World Cup.

Sportscasters Andrés Cantor, Sammy Sadovnik, Mexican soccer and Cruz Azul legend, Carlos Hermosillo, and former star of the Chivas of Guadalajara, Manuel Sol will be participating in the mega event.

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Telemundo beats Univision in primetime

Telemundo beats Univision in primetime

Telemundo’s original programming strategy is gaining ground on longtime leader Univision network.

For the first time in its history, Telemundo has edged ahead of Univision in weekday prime with its regular program line-up.

Telemundo was the #1 Spanish-language network among adults 18-49 from 7 to 11 pm on two consecutive nights. It remains to be seen if the two-night win was a fluke, or a trend.

On Tuesday, July 21, the NBCU-owned network beat Univision by +3%. Telemundo averaged 969,000 adults 18-49 compared to Univision’s 943,000.

On Wednesday, Telemundo widened the gap, leading Univision in that same demo and time period by +6% (843K vs. 793K).

Senor de los Cielos season 3

Telemundo’s super series “El Señor de los Cielos” has been a huge hit for the network.

Telemundo also scored a ratings win at 10 pm Tuesday, ranking #1 among all broadcast and cable networks regardless of language in adults 18-49.

The network’s hit series, “El Señor de los Cielos,” which airs in that time slot, attracted 1.8 million viewers. On Wednesday, the show dropped to #2 among all broadcast and cable networks regardless of language among adults 18-49 with 1.5 million viewers, dropping behind NBC.

Telemundo has seen tremendous growth in its primetime in the past year. During the second quarter of 2015, the network’s Monday-Friday primetime programming delivered a 32% share among all Spanish-language broadcast networks, up six share points vs. last year among adults 18-49.  Telemundo also saw a 12% spike in its weekday primetime, averaging 758,000 adults 18-49 in the second quarter of 2015.

Primetime ratings were driven by the success of Telemundo’s Super Series, “El Señor De Los Cielos.” The third season premiere reached over 3.3 million total viewers, 2.1 million adults 18-49, and averaged 1.46 million viewers among adults 18-49 and 731,000 viewers among adults 18-34, from April 21 to the end of June.

Telemundo previously topped Univision during weeknight prime only 4 other times – but with sports and special programming, not its regular entertainment lineup.

These are Telemundo’s other wins:

9/9/09 – A RUMBO AL MUNDIAL game delivered a 3367K (Mexico vs Honduras)
11/24/11 – Airing of 2 Cantiflas movies (802K), while Univision aired the grand finale of “Mira Quien Baila” and Gran Estreno (586 avg)
10/15/13 – A RUMBO AL MUNDIAL game that delivered a 2812K (Mexico vs Costa Rica)
4/30/15 – Airing of awards show PREMIOS BILLBOARD, which delivered a 1461K

Nielsen NPM, Live+SD, 7/22/15. Prime based on M-F 7-11 pm strict daypart.  El Señor de los Cielos #3 based on 10-11 pm strict daypart.
Nielsen NPM, Live+SD, 7/21/15. Prime based on M-F 7-11 pm strict daypart. El Señor de los Cielos #1 based on 10-11 pm strict daypart.
Nielsen, NPM, Live+SD, 3/30/15-6/28/15 and comparable 2Q periods since 2006. Prime based on M-F 7-11pm strict daypart.  
Nielsen, NPM, Live+SD, M-F 10-11pm strict daypart excluding specials, 4/21/15-6/26/15.

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Rozman starts as News Director at WZDC

Rozman starts as News Director at WZDC

Maria RozmanMaría Rozman is back in the news business. After a brief stint as Director of Hispanic Media for the Hispanic Access Foundation, she is now News Director at WZDC, the ZGS-owned Telemundo affiliate in Washington, D.C.

“I really enjoyed my time working with Hispanic Access Foundation, but when the opportunity to return the Telemundo family became a real possibility, it was hard for me to resist returning to news, which is what I love doing the most,” María tells Media Moves.

“I have a strong background in news, and I feel that it is not only what I like enjoy doing the best, but also what I am meant to do.”

María oversees the station’s 6 and 11 pm weekday newscasts.

She started the new job on June 15.

Before working for the Hispanic Access Foundation, María was a planning producer for CNN en Español in Washington, D.C. from 2013 to 2015.

She was previously an anchor and news director for KDEN Telemundo Denver.

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Rullán leaves WAPA for WNJU

Rullán leaves WAPA for WNJU

Alberto RullanAlberto Rullán is leaving his native Puerto Rico for a job as fill-in anchor and reporter at WNJU Telemundo 47 in New York.

He’ll be supporting weekday newscasts at 5 and 6 am and 5:30, 6 and 11 pm, as well as weekends at 5:30 and 11 pm. His first day will be July 27.

Alberto joins Telemundo 47 from Puerto Rico’s WAPA TV, where he worked from 2000 to 2015 as a reporter and anchor for Noticentro.

Today he bid farewell to his longtime WAPA colleagues, saying he “closed a great chapter in my professional life.”

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Molina named morning anchor at WSCV

Molina named morning anchor at WSCV

Alejandra MolinaAlejandra Molina has resurfaced 3 months after leaving her anchor job at Miami’s América TeVé.

Today, WSCV Telemundo 51 today announced Alejandra has been named weekday news co-anchor for Noticiero Telemundo 51 at 5 and 6 am. Her first day on-air will be July 13.

Alejandra had been tight-lipped on her next assignment at the time of her departure from América TeVé/WJAN, but sources say a deal for a move to Telemundo was already in place when she left the station where she began her on-air career.

Alejandra joined WJAN as a news reporter while still a college student. She was promoted to co-anchor of the 10 pm newscast in 2006, adding co-anchoring responsibilities for the station’s new 6 pm newscast in 2012.

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Mendiola to lead Telemundo Chicago’s new investigative unit

Mendiola to lead Telemundo Chicago’s new investigative unit

Alba MendiolaTelemundo Chicago today announced it’s jumping on board the station group’s consumer investigations efforts.

WSNS-Channel 44 becomes the 9th station to launch “Telemundo Responde,” to investigate viewer’s claims of fraud, identity theft or scams.

Emmy-award winning reporter Alba Mendiola, who has been with the station since 2001, will head the investigative unit in Chicago. The first report will air tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30 at 10 pm CST.

According to the Telemundo Station Group, “Telemundo Responde” has recovered more than $3.1 million dollars for consumers nationwide since its launch in 2014.

Other stations with Telemundo Responde units are: Los Angeles (KVEA), New York (WNJU), Miami-Fort Lauderdale (WSCV), Houston (KTMD), Dallas-Fort Worth (KXTX), San Antonio (KVDA), the San Francisco Bay Area (KSTS) and Puerto Rico (WKAQ).

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Méndez leaves Estrella TV

Méndez leaves Estrella TV

Juan Jose MendezReporter Juan José Méndez has left Estrella TV to become a a freelance news correspondent for Telemundo Network.

His last day at the LBI Media-owned network was June 17.

Juan José joined Estrella TV as a news reporter for Los Angeles station KRCA 62 in 2006. He was promoted to Senior News Correspondent for Estrella TV’s national newscast in October of 2013.

He began his career in his native El Salvador, where he spent 4 years as a news reporter for Noticias 4 Visión.

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Méndez named VP News at WNJU

Méndez named VP News at WNJU

Karen MendezBarely a year after joining KXTX 39, Telemundo O&O in Dallas, Karen Méndez is moving back to the east coast.

She’ll be taking over the role of Vice President of News of WNJU Telemundo 47 New York starting in mid-July, replacing José Morales, who exited the station earlier this month.

In this role, Méndez will be responsible for the Telemundo 47 news department and any other local productions across multiple media platforms.

Before joining Telemundo 39, she was the News Director for WFDC Univision in Washington, D.C. She was previously News Director at WVEN Univision Orlando.  Before that, she was a Senior Producer at WLII Univision Puerto Rico from 2002 to 2006

She launched her broadcasting career at WXTV Univision 41 New York in 2000, where she worked as a general producer.

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Villalobos joins KVDA

Villalobos joins KVDA

Rigo VillalobosKVDA Telemundo 60 San Antonio today announced it has hired Rigo Villalobos as Video Journalist. His first day is today. He’ll be working weekdays for Noticias 60 newscasts at 4:30, 5 and 10 pm.

Rigo joins the the station from KINC-15 Univision in Las Vegas, where he worked as a news reporter from 2013 to 2015. He previously worked as an on-air health reporter for KCSN 88.5 FM Radio from 2011 to 2013.

He began his broadcast career in 2010 as a field producer and reporter at KRCA 62 in Los Angeles.

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Netflix adds Spanish-language shows, debuts Mexican original series

Netflix adds Spanish-language shows, debuts Mexican original series

netflix-logoNetflix is expanding its selection of Spanish-language programming for U.S. members.

As a result of expanded partnerships with Univision, Telemundo and other broadcasters, Netflix has added a broader lineup of Spanish-language tele-series, novelas, comedies, documentaries and movies.

Some of the titles that will now be available for U.S. Netflix customers: El Chapulín Colorado, Teresa,  María La Del Barrio, La Usurpadora, El Señor de los Cielos, La Reina del Sur, Los Caballeros Las Prefieren Brutas and the U.S. Hispanic version of the Brazilian classic El Clon.

The online streaming service will also premiere the original series, Club de Cuervos, from Mexican filmmaker Gaz Alazraki (“Nosotros los Nobles”), in all Netflix territories on August 7, 2015.

All 13 episodes of season one of the series, which stars Luis Gerardo Méndez and Mariana Treviño, will be available exclusively on Netflix.

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Veronica Villafañe, Editor and Publisher

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.