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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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Telemundo launches search for next Menudo

Telemundo launches search for next Menudo

Telemundo MenudoAs Univision and Simon Cowell prep for the launch of “La Banda” – a competition to find the ultimate boy band, Telemundo is out to revive the ultimate Latino boy band: Menudo.

Telemundo has teamed up with Menudo Entertainment and Showpitch.com to do a “digital talent search” to find the next generation of Menudo.

“Menudo – En Busca de la Nueva Generación” seeks to enlist the audience to participate via social media platforms in the search of teenage music artists.

The 16 week contest begins July 1, when young hopefuls between the ages of 10 to 15 can go to Showpitch.com, an online platform for emerging talent, to build their “Talent Stage” page and submit their 3-minute video entry.

Fans will vote to pick their favorite contestants directly via Twitter and Facebook. The top 25 finalists will all perform in Miami before a panel of judges for a chance to become a member of the next generation of Menudo.

The 5 winning artists will be offered a music contract by Menudo Entertainment.

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Telemundo promotes Pacanins and Sotillo

Telemundo promotes Pacanins and Sotillo

Glenda Pacanins - Leonor Sotillo

Glenda Pacanins and Leonor Sotillo.

Telemundo has promoted two of its executives in its programming unit. Glenda Pacanins is now SVP, Programming & Content and Leonor Sotillo is SVP, Programming Strategy.  Both women will continue to report to Jesús Torres Viera, EVP, Programming and Content.

Pacanins steps into a newly created role, where she’ll continue to be responsible for program content. She’ll develop, communicate and execute the network’s overall programming and content strategy and collaborate on scripted and non-scripted content, working closely with key network teams to drive growth.

Pacanins, who joined Telemundo as Director of Entertainment Strategy in 2007, was most recently VP, Programming Strategy Integration. She previously spent 10 years at Univision, where she worked in a variety of roles ranging from segment producer to program development to marketing communications.

Sotillo, previously VP, Programming and Strategy, also moves into a newly created role. She’ll be responsible for strategic analysis of programming development and planning, as well as ideation and execution of tactical programming strategies.

A former telenovela producer and Programming Director at Venezuela’s Radio Caracas Television (RCTV), she joined Telemundo in 2005 as Director of Novela Programming.

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Rodríguez named EP at KTLM

Rodríguez named EP at KTLM

Iris RodriguezToday is Iris Rodríguez’s last day as Producer of KXTX Telemundo Dallas’ weekday 5 pm newscast. She’s moving further south in Texas to McAllen to take on the new role of Executive Producer at KTLM Telemundo 40. She starts the new job on Monday, June 22.

This will mark a return to KTLM, where Iris began her TV career as an intern, becoming a video editor in 2004.

Iris joined KXTX-39 as an Assignment Editor in 2012. She was promoted to News Producer last year.

Before her move to Dallas, she spent 6 years at KNVO Univision 48 in McAllen, where she worked as an Assignment Editor and Producer.

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Morales out at Telemundo

Morales out at Telemundo

Jose MoralesJosé Morales has resigned as VP of News for WNJU Telemundo 47 in New York. His last official day at the station is Friday, June 5.

Marisol Seda, WNJU’s Assistant News Director and Ozzie Martinez, VP of News and Standards for the Telemundo Station Group, will lead the news team while the station conducts a search for a new VP of News.

Morales joined WJNU in October of 2009, after spending a year as Director of Digital Content for Telemundo Local Media. He was previously Director of News Operations for the NBC Television Stations Division. Before that, he was Director of News Operations for the Telemundo Television stations. Prior to joining Telemundo, he spent 3 years with Univision as News Director in Puerto Rico and Assistant News Director at WXTV-41 in NY.

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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.