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Laid off Univision PR reporters land jobs at Telemundo

Laid off Univision PR reporters land jobs at Telemundo

Nuria Sebazco and Zugey Lamela

Nuria Sebazco and Zugey Lamela were laid off Friday from Univision PR and began at Telemundo on Monday.

Just two days after the massive layoffs at Univision Puerto Rico, anchor/reporters Nuria Sebazco and Zugey Lamela are on the air again – on competitor Telemundo.

Both only had a weekend break, before starting to report for Telenoticias Puerto Rico on Monday.

Nuria had been with Univision Puerto Rico since 2000. Zugey had been at the station since 2014.

About 100 of their colleagues lost their jobs last Friday, when Univision announced the shutdown of its news, production and promotions departments.

Both Nuria and Zugey took to social media to thank Telemundo for their support.

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Torres moves to KTDO

Torres moves to KTDO

Gabriel TorresGabriel Torres is leaving KVDA 60, where he is reporter, segment host, writer and editor. His last day at the Telemundo station in San Antonio is October 22nd.

He’s starting a new job as a reporter at KTDO Telemundo El Paso on November 3.

Gabriel is proud to say he started his journalism career when he was just 15, as a writer for “Líder Informativo,” a paper in Laredo. He went on to host his own radio show “Espacio Recargado” on 1300 AM Christian Radio and was later a weather anchor on Vision 105.5 FM.

He got his start in TV in 2011 – when he was just 19 – as a segment host and production assistant for Univision/Fox News Laredo. He stayed there until May of this year, when he moved to Telemundo San Antonio .

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Yapor named anchor at KVDA

Yapor named anchor at KVDA

Karina YaporKarina Yapor will be joining the KVDA-60 news team as the station’s co-anchor for the 4:30, 5 and 10 pm weekday newscasts starting Monday, October 27.

Karina will be arriving to Telemundo San Antonio from KTDO Telemundo El Paso, where she most recently worked as a multi-media journalist. She was part of the team that helped launch the station’s first newscast in 2010, working as a news producer from 2010 to 2012.

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Necochea moves to Telemundo’s Houston bureau

Necochea moves to Telemundo’s Houston bureau

David NecocheaEmmy-award winning videojournalist David Necochea has left WSCV 51 to take a job with Telemundo network out of Houston.

David will be teamed up with correspondent Iván Taylor, who until last Sunday, was a weekend anchor/reporter for Telemundo New York.

David had been working at WSCV since December of 2006, where he has picked up 10 Emmys. He previously worked two years at at KXTX 39 Telemundo and KUVN Univision, both in Dallas.

David and Iván are scheduled to start working out of the Houston bureau next Wednesday, October 22.

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Gallego lands first reporting job at KVDA

Gallego lands first reporting job at KVDA

Santiago_GallegoSantiago Gallego is starting a new job within the Telemundo family. Beginning today, he joins KVDA Telemundo San Antonio as a multimedia journalist.

This is Santiago’s first on-air reporting job. He was most recently a desk coordinator and producer for the Telemundo Station Group desk in Miami. His last day at that post was October 3.

Santiago began his journalism career as an intern for Noticiero Telemundo in January and was hired on staff three months later.

After graduating from Florida International University, he was part of the Hispanic Media Futures program at Telemundo Media where he was mentored by Telemundo executives in the areas of news, digital, research and communications during a 5 month period at the end of 2013.

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Taylor named Telemundo network correspondent

Taylor named Telemundo network correspondent

Ivan_TaylorIván Taylor is leaving WNJU-47, the Telemundo O&O in New York, to become a network correspondent based in Houston. His last day at Telemundo 47 is this Sunday, October 12.

Iván is currently WNJU’s weekend anchor and weekday reporter. He joined the NY station as a reporter in October of 2011 and was promoted to weekend anchor just a few short months later.

He previously spent 12 years at WSCV-51, the Telemundo-owned station in Miami, where he was a reporter/anchor.

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Telemundo wins Emmy for Pope coverage

Telemundo wins Emmy for Pope coverage

Telemundo network Emmy win

Part of the Telemundo news team celebrates its Emmy win. From L to R: Pilar Garibotto, Leticia Herrera, María Celeste Arrarás, José Díaz-Balart, Desire Colomina, Eva Luna and Ricdamis Garcia. (Photo: Marc Bryan-Brown)

Telemundo network picked up an Emmy for its coverage of the election of Pope Francis at the 35th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards during a gala ceremony tonight in New York.

This year marks the first time specific categories for Spanish-language television were included.

Telemundo News started its coverage of the event on March 13, 2013 from the moment the white smoke emanated from the Vatican, signaling the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis— the church’s first Latin American Pope.

The network provided continuous updates and analysis on “Un Nuevo Día,” “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste” and “Noticiero Telemundo” as well as a live, one-hour special news program.

José Díaz-Balart headed the coverage direct from the Vatican along with reporters Rogelio Mora-Tagle and Vanessa Hauc, with María Celeste Arrarás at the network studios.

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Telemundo names Gómez Sr Director, Government Affairs

Telemundo names Gómez Sr Director, Government Affairs

Paul_GomezEffective immediately, Paul A. Gómez takes over the role of Senior Director, Government Affairs for Telemundo.

He’ll be based in Washington, D.C. and report to Melissa Maxfield, Comcast’s SVP, Federal Government Affairs, and Joe Uva, Chairman, Hispanic Enterprises and Content, NBCUniversal.

In this new role, Gómez will work closely with the Comcast and NBCUniversal Government Affairs leadership to develop and implement government relations strategies to support Telemundo’s business priorities.

Gómez joins Telemundo from Walmart, where he was Director of Corporate Affairs Constituent Relations.  Prior to Walmart, he was Director of Legislative Affairs & Strategic Partnerships at D&P Creative Strategies. Before that, he was VP of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association (HLA).

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Telemundo to hire 30 to launch local newscasts at 14 stations

Telemundo to hire 30 to launch local newscasts at 14 stations

Telemundo logo 2012The Telemundo Station Group is expanding its local news programming and will hire 30 new employees to support the initiative.

The company today announced plans to launch a new 30-minute newscast weekdays at 5:30 pm ET at 14 of its local stations beginning Monday, November 3.

In order to accommodate the local news expansion, Telemundo Network is adjusting its afternoon schedule.

The network’s daily entertainment show “Suelta la Sopa” will now air at 2 pm ET. “Caso Cerrado,” will move to 3 pm ET. “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste,” is bumped up to 4 pm ET from its current 5 pm timeslot. And to fill in the gap before the additional newscast, a half-hour version “The Best of Caso Cerrado,” will air at 5 pm ET.

The following Telemundo stations that will add the new half-hour newscast: Telemundo 52 Los Angeles, Telemundo 47 New York, Telemundo 51 Miami, Telemundo 47 Houston, Telemundo 39 Dallas, Telemundo Chicago, Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahía, Telemundo San Antonio, Telemundo Phoenix, Telemundo Tucson, Telemundo 40 McAllen, Telemundo 25 Denver, Telemundo 62 Philadelphia and Telemundo Las Vegas.

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Bermúdez joins Telemundo’s KSTS

Bermúdez joins Telemundo’s KSTS

Sandra BermudezSandra Bermúdez has joined KSTS-48 as reporter for “Noticiero Telemundo 48” at 6 PM and 11 PM. Her first day at the Telemundo O&O in San Jose was September 2.

Sandra was most recently morning anchor for “Primera Edición” at Univision KUVN and for “Vive La Mañana” at KSTR Unimás 49 in Dallas.

She previously worked at Univision San Diego where she was the anchor for both the morning and evening newscasts.

She began her journalism career in Mexicali, where she worked as an anchor for Televisa.

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