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Méndez to leave VP of News job at WNJU

Méndez to leave VP of News job at WNJU

Karen MendezTelemundo 47’s VP of News Karen Méndez is leaving the New York station. Her last day on the job is Friday, September 8.

Her departure was announced to staff yesterday – two years after she joined WNJU.

“Karen Mendez has made a personal decision to leave Telemundo 47 and relocate to Florida,” says a station spokesperson. “She will be missed and we wish her the very best.”

Upon her departure, Assistant News Director Endy Rodríguez will become the Acting News Director and Executive Producer Delines Alonso will move into the role of Acting Assistant News Director.

According to the spokesperson, “a search for our next Vice President of News is underway. “

Prior to landing the job at WNJU, Méndez was VP of Content at KXTX Telemundo 39 in Dallas. Before that, she was News Director for WFDC Univision in Washington, D.C.

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Vélez out at Telemundo

Vélez out at Telemundo

Luis Carlos VelezWeekend anchor Luis Carlos Vélez is no longer with Telemundo. He did not anchor the newscasts this past weekend.

At the end of Saturday’s show, his weekend co-anchor, Felicidad Aveleyra, bid Vélez farewell in a 20-second message.

A spokesperson for Telemundo, who confirmed his departure, issued this statement: “An accomplished journalist, Luis Carlos has been a tremendous asset to Noticias Telemundo since he joined in 2015. We thank him for his dedication and numerous contributions, and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Media Moves reached out to Vélez, but he would not comment on whether he would stay in Miami, return to Colombia or his future plans. However, rumors have already begun to swirl about his potential return to Caracol in Bogotá.

Telemundo has yet to announce who will replace Vélez as weekend anchor.

Vélez joined the network in 2015 as EVP of Network News during a company reorganization. He was moved from that role to the anchor desk in March of last year, displacing Edgardo Del Villar.

Before Telemundo, Vélez was anchor and News Director in Caracol Television in Colombia.

He was previously an anchor and reporter for CNN International based in New York and an anchor for CNN en Español.

Story was updated to include the Telemundo statement.

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Telemundo Confederations Cup broadcasts reach 9.8 million; score streaming records

Telemundo Confederations Cup broadcasts reach 9.8 million; score streaming records

2017 Confederations Cup TelemundoTelemundo Deportes’ multi-platform coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 has reached 9.6 million total viewers through the group stage, averaging 1 million total viewers and 519,000 adults 18-49, outperforming Fox Networks by more than 3X (202% and 216% respectively), according to Nielsen.

Over the weekend, Mexico eliminated host Russia 2-1, securing a spot in the semifinals. The match, which aired on Saturday, June 24 at 11 a.m. ET, delivered an average of 2.2 million total viewers and nearly 1.3 million adults 18-49, outperforming Fox by 186% and 256% respectively.

Telemundo’s digital platforms broke record numbers through the group stage of the tournament, scoring its top six most streamed matches ever.

Mexico vs. New Zealand (June 21 at 2 p.m. ET) ranks at the top with 5.6 million streaming minutes, followed by Mexico vs. Russia with 4.9 million minutes consumed.

During the group stage, Telemundo Deportes’ digital platforms delivered a total of 27.4 million streaming minutes and generated more than 1.0 million social interactions.

The June 24 Mexico vs. Russia game ranked as the #1 most social event across all broadcast & cable, regardless of language.

Locally, the Mexico vs. Russia match was rated the #1 program among total viewers, regardless of language in top U.S. markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, Houston, Phoenix, Miami and Sacramento.

Source: Nielsen, NPM, Fast National Program Data, Live+SD, A18-49,P2+(000), Reach based on Fast Cume, 6+ minute qualifier. Comparison vs FS1 for Mexico vs Russia based on Match window for TEL. Adobe Analytics, US Only, 5/15-6/25/17; Nielsen Social, US Only, June 18-25/17

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Telemundo kicks off Confederations Cup coverage

Telemundo kicks off Confederations Cup coverage

Daniel Sarcos and Rashel Diaz Russia

“Un Nuevo Día” hosts Daniel Sarcos and Rashel Díaz have will broadcast live from Russia.

The FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia officially kicks off tomorrow and Telemundo, which owns the Spanish-language U.S. broadcast rights, is pulling out all the stops.

The network has sent an army of people to cover the tournament and it’s cross promoting it on all of its sports, news and entertainment programs, with hosts and anchors from its top shows broadcasting live from Russia.

Telemundo will broadcast and stream all matches live and for the first time ever, it will fully produce all the games on-site.

Production of the 2017 Confederations Cup is considered to be a “dry run” for the network’s biggest and most expensive sports event in its history – the 2018 World Cup, also taking place in Russia.

You can read more details about the extent of Telemundo’s coverage of the tournament on Forbes.

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Telemundo promotes Paulina Sodi to "Un Nuevo Día" network news anchor

Telemundo promotes Paulina Sodi to “Un Nuevo Día” network news anchor

Paulina SodiPaulina Sodi has been bumped up from local to network news anchor at Telemundo, joining morning show “Un Nuevo Día.”

Sodi had been anchor and reporter at Telemundo Houston since August 2013. She will replace Vanessa Hauc as news anchor for the morning program.

Hauc moves on to working full time on investigative journalism as “Noticias Telemundo” Senior Correspondent.

Sodi’s last day at Telemundo Houston was Friday, June 2. She is set to start her new role on Friday.

Before Telemundo Houston, Sodi worked in Mexico City as anchor for TV Azteca’s “Proyecto 40” and contributed to the production of documentaries and special investigative stories for 7 years. She previously anchored at Radio 13 Noticias and Grupo Imagen Radio, while also writing for Diario La Razón, Reforma and El Universal newspapers.

 

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Telemundo names Ponce VP of Talent Management

Telemundo names Ponce VP of Talent Management

Francisco PonceFrancisco Ponce has joined NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises as VP of On-Air Talent Management.

The company made the official announcement today, although he has been on staff since late April.

In this newly created position, Ponce oversees, develops and executes on-air talent strategy. He also works with the sales teams to identify and coordinate on-air talent for partnership opportunities.

Based in Miami, he reports to Claudia Foghini, EVP, Talent and Production Management Services at Telemundo Networks and Studios.

Ponce was previously CEO and President of In2ition Entertainment, a talent management and public relations company specializing in Latin and cross-over talent working with agencies such as William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME), Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and United Talent Agency (UTA).

He started his career at Pop Media Group (PMG), managing talent worldwide, and later oversaw the production department when PMG joined forces with Estefan Enterprises.

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Torres Viera to exit Telemundo

Torres Viera to exit Telemundo

Jesus Torres VieraJesús Torres Viera, who was named EVP, Entertainment for Telemundo and NBCUniverso networks in March of last year, is leaving the company.

In an email to staff, Telemundo President Luis Silberwasser indicated the departure was Torres Viera’s decision and that “to ensure a smooth transition, Jesus will stay on board until mid-July.”

Silberwasser will take over Torres Viera’s role, assuming direct oversight of the Telemundo and Universo’s programming teams.

Torres-Viera joined Telemundo in 2013 as EVP of Programming and Content for Telemundo network.

He was previously an SVP and GM of Sony Pictures Entertainment Latin America.

Below is the email announcement:

From: Luis Silberwasser (NBCUniversal)
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2017
Subject: Management Announcement

I am writing to inform you that after four years at Telemundo, Jesus Torres-Viera has decided to leave the company. In order to ensure a smooth transition, Jesus will stay on board until mid-July. Following his departure, I will assume direct oversight of our network’s Programming team, as well as all other functions that report directly to him, including Universo’s programming and production teams.

A seasoned executive with more than 20 years of media experience across broadcast and cable television, Jesus has been an important contributor in the growth and evolution of the Telemundo Network and the brand itself.

Jesus leaves behind an incredibly talented and dedicated team that is working relentlessly to ensure we continue our growth path after a record 2016. I look forward to working even more closely with them in the months ahead.

I want to thank Jesus for his dedication to our company, and for his ideas and drive to innovate. He has been a great partner in our commitment to redefine Spanish-language media. Please join me in wishing him the best as he embarks on this new professional chapter.

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Univision and Telemundo face $100M defamation suit

Univision and Telemundo face $100M defamation suit

Univision-TelemundoClaiming that Univision and Telemundo broadcast and published “fictitious, defamatory stories” that have damaged him and his wife, Juan Gabriel’s son Iván Aguilera has filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against the networks.

In the complaint, Aguilera and his wife Simona say the networks aired stories about Joao Aguilera, an alleged secret biological son of the late singer, riddled with unsubstantiated false claims, including that Iván was responsible for his father’s death and that the couple was robbing him of his estate.

The couple alleges that many of the claims reported in those stories could have been easily proven false if the networks would have done proper fact-checking.

The suit lists as defendants Univision Communications, Inc. and reporter Borja Voces, Telemundo Network Group LLC, Telemundo Media LLC, Joao Aguilera (Juan Gabriel’s alleged biological son), Consuelo Rosales (Joao’s mother), Alberto Gómez (alleged friend of Juan Gabriel) and attorney Annalie Alvarez, who represents Joao.

You can read more details about the couple’s accusations and see the complaint on Forbes.

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