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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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Telemundo names Lucero host of new music reality show

Telemundo names Lucero host of new music reality show

Lucero Yo soy el artista

Telemundo has named Lucero host of its new music reality show “Yo soy el artista.”

Mexican singer and actress Lucero has been chosen to host Telemundo’s new reality musical competition, “Yo Soy El Artista.” The Sunday prime-time show is  slated to premiere in September.

According to Telemundo, Lucero will not only host the competition, but also have a say in the future of the contestants.

Contestants on “Yo Soy el Artista” will have to sing, dance and demonstrate star quality and showmanship in an intense 13-week competition where the winner will be named the ultimate true “Artist.”

Lucero has starred in multiple Televisa telenovelas that have aired on Univision, including “Alborada,” “Mañana es Para Siempre,” “Soy tu Dueña” and most recently “Por ella Soy Eva.”

Lucero marks another celebrity get for Telemundo, which has been tapping into Televisa and Univision talent for its shows.

In recent years, Telemundo has signed several Univision and Televisa celebrities to appear in its own productions, including Blanca Soto, Kate del Castillo, Araceli Arámbula, Christian Bach and Juan Soler.

Telemundo partnered with Spain’s Reset TV to jointly own, develop, produce and distribute “Yo Soy el Artista,” based on an original concept from Reset TV founders Toni Cruz and Josep Maria Mainat, the creators of popular entertainment formats such as Mira Quien Baila (which airs on Univision) and Operación Triunfo, among others.

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Martínez named assignment editor at KVDA

Martínez named assignment editor at KVDA

Danny MartinezAfter a one-year hiatus, Danny Martínez returns to broadcast news as assignment editor at Telemundo’s KVDA-60 in San Antonio.

“I’m extremely excited about getting back into the business, especially since it’s in Telemundo where it all began for me,” Danny tells me. “For the past year, I took a break from the industry and worked briefly in sales.”

His first day was on the new job was July 1.

Before his break, Danny previously spent 4 years as assignment editor at KIII-TV, the ABC affiliate in Corpus Christi. He was previously assistant news director at KTLM, the Telemundo station in McAllen.

Danny also worked as assistant news director for the now defunct 24-hour cable News 9 San Antonio. Before that, he was news director for Telemundo stations KDEN in Denver and KTMD in Houston.

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Guillermo Martínez named KDEN anchor

Guillermo Martínez named KDEN anchor

Guillermo Martinez VillarealKDEN Telemundo Denver today announced it has hired journalist Guillermo Martínez Villarreal as its main news anchor/reporter. He starts anchoring the 5:30 and 10 pm newscasts tomorrow, July 3.

Reporter Carlos Rausseo had been performing fill-in anchor duties since September of 2013, when anchor María Rozmán left the station to take on a job as planning producer for CNN in Washington, D.C.

Carlos will return to full-time reporting duties.


Guillermo was most recently producer, news coordinator and anchor of the 11 pm newscast at the Entravision-owned Telemundo affiliate in San Diego.

He was previously anchor of the “Notivisa” 6 y 10 pm Televisa newscasts in Baja California and also worked as anchor/reporter for  Televisión Azteca’s “Hechos BC”. 


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Telemundo Las Vegas hires Moncayo, Castro for launch of local news

Telemundo Las Vegas hires Moncayo, Castro for launch of local news

Beatriz Moncayo and Leticia Castro

Beatriz Moncayo (L) is the main anchor for Telemundo’s local newscast In Las Vegas. Leticia Castro is the weather anchor.

Starting today, KBLR-39, the Telemundo station in Las Vegas, will once again have a weekday local newscast.

Beatriz Moncayo has been hired to be the main anchor the live, locally produced shows that debut at 6 and 11 pm and Leticia Castro, who left the Telemundo station in Houston 2 weeks ago, will be the newscast’s weather anchor. Xochitl Sandoval is the station’s news director.

The launch of the newscasts, with beefed up local staff, comes 8 years after Telemundo eliminated local news from Las Vegas and several other of its TV stations. At the time, the network created the Telemundo Production Center (TPC) in Dallas, where it produced and broadcast a regionalized news product for those markets.

Since the closure of the TPC, and a renewed multimillion dollar-commitment from the company to invest in local news,  Telemundo has been producing a newscast for Las Vegas out of its Phoenix station. Friday, June 27 was the last day of the Phoenix-produced Vegas newscast.

Since KBLR didn’t have the proper facilities to launch the newscast, Telemundo partnered with the NBC affiliate KSNV to use their studios and control room.

Prior to taking the anchor job at KBLR, Beatriz was a correspondent for NTN24, RCN’s 24-hour news channel. Before that she was L.A. bureau chief, reporter and host for Mega TV. She previously worked at Telefutura as an anchor reporter.

This is a return to Las Vegas for Leticia. Before working for Telemundo Houston, she spent two years as weather anchor at Univision Las Vegas.

For the past 7 years, Xochitl has been working in the sales and marketing division of the Telemundo station in Las Vegas. She previously worked as an executive producer at the TPC and news director at Telemundo Dallas.

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Telemundo, Univision and CNNE win Daytime Emmys

Telemundo, Univision and CNNE win Daytime Emmys

Nuevo Dia

Telemundo celebrates its first Daytime Emmy win.

Telemundo, Univision and CNN en Español each picked up an Emmy as the Academy debuted the first Spanish-language categories during the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Telemundo’s “Un Nuevo Día” won the first-ever “Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish.”

María López-Álvarez is the Sr Executive Producer and María García-Márquez is the Executive Producer of the show, hosted by Rashel Diaz, Adamari Lopez, Ana Maria Canseco, Daniel Sarcos and Diego Schoening.

Rodner Figueroa.

Rodner Figueroa.

Rodner Figueroa, Univision correspondent for “El Gordo y la Flaca,” won in the daytime talent category.

CNN en Español’s “Clix” picked up an award for entertainment program in Spanish, even though it’s actually a technology program, hosted by Guillermo Arduino. The show’s Executive Producer is David Gamez, and the senior producers are Marcela Andrade and Magdalena Cabral.

This is the first year the Daytime Emmys were not televised. They were only streamed online, because the Academy wasn’t able to get a TV deal to air the show.

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Deportes Telemundo releases updated app

Deportes Telemundo releases updated app

Deportes Telemundo 2014appTelemundo doesn’t have the World Cup broadcasting rights…. yet, but it’s prepping up for when it does.  

The network introduced a new version of its Deportes Telemundo app for mobile devices as part of a re-launch of its digital sports platforms.

The new Deportes Telemundo app offers videos, news, scores, statistics and analysis of sports events, including Liga MX, Barclays Premier League and Spanish League soccer, plus coverage of Brazil 2014, as well as programming listings.

Fans can also use it to access Deportes Telemundo programming, including “Titulares Telemundo,” “Boxeo Telemundo,” “Titulares y Más” and “Ritmo Deportivo.”

Available for Apple and Android devices, the app, released yesterday, can be downloaded through the DeportesTelemundo.com website.

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