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De Santiago joins Telemundo Chicago

De Santiago joins Telemundo Chicago

Jorge Enrique de SantiagoJorge Enrique De Santiago has been named General Assignment Reporter for “Noticiero Telemundo Chicago.” He’ll be working weekdays for the station’s 4:30, 5 and 10 pm newscasts.

His official start date is June 1, but he’ll begin on air the following week.

Jorge Enrique arrives to Chicago from KVDA Telemundo 60 San Antonio, where he has been a general assignment reporter for Noticias 60 Telemundo on weekdays at 5 pm and an anchor for the daily newscast at 10 pm.

He previously worked as a Multimedia Journalist, Reporter, Producer and Technical Director for Entravision Communications in Las Vegas and Reno from September 2011 to September 2013.

His past experience includes jobs as Chief of Master Control for Univision Arizona and talent/producer for Radio Campesina Network in Phoenix.

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Miner Lugo named Web Editor at WSNS

Miner Lugo named Web Editor at WSNS

Michelle Miner LugoMichelle Miner Lugo has jumped ship from Univision to Telemundo in Chicago. She has started a new job as Web Editor of Telemundo’s WSNS-44.

She previously spent 3 years as Online Publisher of UnivisionChicago.com, handling production of web content and the station’s social media accounts. Before that, she was an Assignment Desk Editor at the WGBO-66, the Univision O&O in Chicago for 2 years.

Her last day at Univision’s WGBO Channel 66 was April 30 and her first at Telemundo was May 11.

Prior to moving to Chicago, Michelle worked as a freelance Photographer for Puerto Rico’s El Nuevo Día and Primera Hora newspapers.

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Arana joins Telemundo Chicago as sports anchor

Rodrigo AranaRodrigo Arana is leaving Mexico City for the Windy City. He has been named sports anchor for Noticiero Telemundo Chicago at 5 and 10 pm. He starts the new job December 8.

Rodrigo replaces Oscar Guzmán, who left the sports anchor seat in February.

For the past 8 years, Rodrigo has worked as a reporter, news editor and weekday sports anchor for Fox Sports Latin America in Mexico City.

His last day at Fox Sports is Sunday, November 23.

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Edna Schmidt sues Telemundo for wrongful termination

Edna SchmidtFormer anchor Edna Schmidt has been doing the media rounds in Chicago this week, promoting WGBO Univision’s special series “Edna Mi Verdad,” about women and alcoholism that features her battle with the disease and her professional downfall because of it.

A founding co-anchor of Univision Chicago’s newscast, Edna was also interviewed live on the set on election night, after the airing of the second part of the series.

But she’s not just speaking out in the media – Edna is taking her case to court. On Thursday, her attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court on her behalf against WSNS Telemundo Chicago and NBC Universal Media for wrongful termination.

It has been over a year since Edna was pulled off the air at WSNS and terminated from her $200,000 paying anchor job at the Telemundo Chicago station.

According to documents filed with the complaint, station management took her off the air on September 30, 2013 in the middle of the 10 pm newscast for appearing intoxicated.

Edna Schmidt's lawsuit against Telemundo Chicago and NBC Universal was filed Thursday in federal court.

Edna Schmidt’s lawsuit against Telemundo Chicago and NBC Universal was filed Thursday in federal court.

The suit claims Telemundo and NBC Universal violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not providing Edna with “reasonable accommodation for her condition.”

According to the ADA, “an alcoholic is a person with a disability and is protected by the ADA if s/he is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job. An employer may be required to provide an accommodation to an alcoholic. However, an employer can discipline, discharge or deny employment to an alcoholic whose use of alcohol adversely affects job performance or conduct.”

Edna is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

Telemundo has not yet responded to a request for comment about the lawsuit.

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Monge leaves Univision San Antonio for Telemundo Chicago

Anabel MongeAnabel Monge is leaving her anchor job at Univision San Antonio to join “Noticiero Telemundo Chicago.” She’ll be co-anchoring the 5 and 10 pm newscasts alongside Alfonso Gutiérrez.

She officially starts with Telemundo on October 6, but there is no date set yet on when she’ll go on the air.

Anabel replaces Edna Schmidt, who was removed from the anchor desk in October of last year, after less than 3 months on the job. Since then, Alfonso has been the solo anchor of the newscast.

Anabel has spent the past 6 years at Univision 41 in San Antonio, most recently, as a weekday anchor/reporter. Before her move to Texas in 2008, she worked at Univision 19 in Sacramento and Univision 21 in Fresno as a general assignment reporter.

She also worked as a reporter for NBC 9 in El Paso from 2004 to 2005 and NBC 9 in Midland from 2002 to 2004.

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Edna Schmidt ousted from Telemundo Chicago

Edna_Schmidt-smallLess than 3 months after being named weekday anchor at WSNS, Telemundo’s O&O in Chicago, Edna Schmidt is no longer with the station.
A Telemundo spokesperson confirmed she is no longer with the company, with the following brief statement:
“Edna Schmidt is no longer with Telemundo Chicago. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

Sources say she was suspended about two weeks ago, after she was seen on the air slurring her words while reading the news, in an apparent state of intoxication.

Telemundo would not elaborate further as to the reason why she is no longer with the company.

Prior to her return to Chicago, Edna had been off the air for the past 2 years, after Univision terminated her in September of 2011.

For the time being, Alfonso Gutiérrez will be the sole anchor for the 5 and 10 pm newscasts.

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Schmidt officially named Telemundo Chicago anchor

Edna_Schmidt-smallTelemundo officially announced today that Edna Schmidt has been named co-anchor for “Noticiero Telemundo Chicago” 5pm and 10 pm editions, effective immediately. She joins co-anchor Alfonso Gutiérrez.

Edna began her career in 1988 as news reporter and anchor in her native Puerto Rico, where she worked for WSJN-TV, Noticias 24. In 1995, she joined Univision as main anchor for both editions of the local newscast of WGBO-TV, channel 66 in Chicago.

In 2005 she was promoted to co-anchor of “Noticiero Univision Fin de Semana” and also reported for “Noticiero Univision,” “Última Hora,” and “Despierta América.”  She was ousted from Univision network in 2011.

Media Moves first reported Edna would join WSNS Chicago on July 23.

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Schmidt returns to Chicago as Telemundo anchor

edna_schmidtFormer Univision Network anchor Edna Schmidt will return to television news after a 2-year absence.  She has been hired by Telemundo’s WSNS in Chicago.  Inside sources confirm she’s joining the station as an anchor. She has been seen this week on location taking promo pictures.

Edna has been off the air since Univision Network terminated her in September of 2011.  At the time of her dismissal, she was reporting sporadically, after being taken off the weekend anchor desk during a talent shakeup at the network.

Before that, she had been weekend anchor of “Noticiero Univision” since 2005.  Edna was previously news anchor for “Noticias Al Minuto” on TeleFutura and a correspondent and regular contributor for news magazine “Aquí y Ahora.”

Her move to Chicago marks her return to the Windy City.  She spent 10 years in Chicago as anchor for Univision’s WGBO-66.

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