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Obama’s speech bumps up 8 pm ratings for Univision and Telemundo

Obama’s speech bumps up 8 pm ratings for Univision and Telemundo

Accion_Ejecutiva-verticalPresident Obama’s executive action on immigration speech attracted almost 7 million viewers on Univision and Telemundo combined.

According to Nielsen, Univision had 5.055 million total viewers (ages 2+) while Telemundo had 1.8 million. Both saw an increase from the night before in the same timeslot.

Univision had a 49% bump from 3.418 million total viewers and Telemundo had a 38% jump from 1.305 million on Wednesday at 8 pm.

The speech forced Univision to delay airing its Latin Grammy Awards special. After wrapping up coverage of the speech, the network had a drop in viewers at 8:30 pm, averaging 4.799 million.

Telemundo also experienced a slight drop at 8:30 to 1.791 million, losing just 9,000 viewers.



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Univision officially confirms Vizcón’s new appointment

Univision officially confirms Vizcón’s new appointment

Roberto VizconAs Media Moves reported yesterday, Roberto Vizcón will be moving to Miami headquarters to take on a new role within the network.

Univision today officially announced to staffers via email that Vizcón has been named Director of News and Special Projects, Local News. He’ll be reporting to Lourdes Torres, VP, Regional News  and Director of Special Projects for Univision Network.

In his new role, he’ll be responsible for developing strategies to enhance local news products and implementing special events and coverage.

Vizcón was News Director of WLII Canal 11, Univision’s O&O in Puerto Rico, since March of 2013. Univision shut down all news and production operations on Friday, October 17, laying off approximately 100 people.

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Atondo out as Univision Chicago anchor

Atondo out as Univision Chicago anchor

Angelica AtondoAngélica Atondo and Univision Chicago were unable to reach an agreement for her to stay as anchor of WGBO 66’s primetime newscasts.

Her contract was set to expire on December 31, but station management took her off the air last week. She had been with the Univision O&O since 2010. She had previously been an anchor at Univision in Phoenix.

According to Angélica, the company did not want her to pursue her entrepreneurial ventures while working for Univision.

“I’m extremely grateful to Univision for the opportunity to be on the air all these years. I’ve accomplished many things with the company where I started my career,” she tells Media Moves. “But Univision doesn’t support my growth as a writer and entrepreneur.”

Angélica is a partner in three Chicago restaurants called Las Quecas. She also has an accesory line for girls called Lola by Angie and plans to launch a skin care line in November, although it won’t carry her name or image.

Angélica also authored her first book “El Secreto para lograrlo” almost three years ago and has been doing speaking engagements in schools.

“I want to motivate students to dream big, but I want them to see the difference between dreams and goals and to focus on their goals,” she says.

The book has sold over 100,000 copies in Mexico and about 90,000 in the U.S.

A popular on-air personality, she has very loyal fans on social media, where she’s extremely active.

So much so, that social media measurement company Share Rocket has rated her “clear market leader,” ranking her #1 Chicago talent with the most social engagement for the week of Oct 19-26, including 5 days she was already off the air.

“I’m so thankful to my fans for their support on social media. Because of it, I’ve already received several offers that I’m reviewing,” she says.

For the time being, Angélica says she’s going to focus on her 9-year old daughter Farah and finishing her second book.

A Univision spokesperson would not comment for this story, saying company policy does not permit them to discuss personnel matters.

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New role for Vizcón after Univision shuts down Puerto Rico operations

New role for Vizcón after Univision shuts down Puerto Rico operations

Roberto VizconRoberto Vizcón, News Director of Univision Puerto Rico’s WLII Canal 11 since March of 2013, was not among the approximately 100 people laid off on Friday, October 17.

He will stay on with Univision. According to a high-level company source, he’ll be returning home to Miami as Director of Special Projects for Univision Local Media.

Prior to accepting the job as News Director of Univision Puerto Rico, Roberto worked at América TeVe. He was previously General Manager for WGEN-TV Channel 8 and General Manager of WTMO-TV, the ZGS-owned Telemundo affiliate in Orlando.

Roberto also spent 10 years as News Director of WSCV-51, Telemundo’s O&O in Miami.

A 35-year industry veteran, in May of 2013, Roberto was honored with a Silver Circle award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for 25 years of continuous service in the broadcasting industry.

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Univision Houston wins 10, KUVN takes 7 and KWEX gets 2 Emmys

Univision Houston wins 10, KUVN takes 7 and KWEX gets 2 Emmys

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Univision Houston won Emmys in 10 categories.

Three Univision O&Os in Texas won a total of 19 Emmys at the 12th annual Lone Star Emmy Awards, this past Saturday, October 25 at the Bayou City Music Theater in Houston.

The biggest winner was KXLN 45 in Houston, which swept 10 categories. Anchor Raúl Peimbert took home 3 statuettes.

Univision Dallas KUVN 23 won awards in 7 categories, while San Antonio’s KWEX 41 picked up 2 Emmys.

Here’s the list of winners for Univision Houston:


Spring High School Stabbing
Mariana Pineda, Reporter

Detención De Un Capo
Raúl Peimbert, Reporter

Suzanne H. Ruiz, Executive Producer
José “Jojo” Padron, Talent
Milton Durango, Photographer/Editor

Ana Trujillo: Víctima o Asesina
Rebecca Suárez, News Reporter
Milton Durango, News Photographer

El Conjuro
Osvaldo Corral, Reporter

De Cerca Con Raúl Peimbert
Raúl Peimbert, Editorialist

José Felipe Padrón, Host

Rebecca Suárez Investigates
Rebecca Suárez, Investigative Reporter

WRITER – NEWS Tráfico Humano
Raúl Peimbert, Writer/Reporter

Get Out And Play – Health PSA
David Serna, Director

These are the winners for KUVN 23, Univision Dallas:

Historic/Cultural – News Single Story/Series/Feature
Milensky Rega, Producer

Human Interest – News Series
Rostros Prestados
Milensky Rega, Reporter/Producer
José Lomelí, Chief Photographer/Editor

Weather – News Single Story/Series/Feature
Albert Martínez, Meteorologist
Israel Pérez, News Photographer

Public/Current/Community Affairs – Feature/Segment
Defensores del Barrio
Wendy Cruz, Reporter

Public/Current/Community Affairs – Feature/Segment
Camino a la Ciudadanía
Volga Santos, Producer
Karen Falla, Reporter

Promotion – News Promo – Single Spot Más allá de la Tecnología
Bernadette Valles, Director Of Marketing & Creative Services
Mariano Domínguez, Creative Services Videographer/Editor
Luis R López, Creative Services Sr. Graphic Artist
Sonia Salas, Creative Services Producer
Albert Martínez, Meteorologist

Editor – News – No Time Limit Every Day
José Lomelí, Editor

Univision San Antonio KWEX 41 winners:

Arts/Entertainment – News Single Story / Series / Feature
José Herrera, Photographer/Editor

Health/Science – News Single Story / Series / Feature
Vaping: A Growing Health Concern
Anabel Monge, Reporter
Francisco Morales, News Photographer/Editor

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Mosquera hired at Univision Sacramento

Mosquera hired at Univision Sacramento

Daniela MosqueraDaniela Mosquera has started a new job as Multimedia Journalist at KUVS 19. Her first day at the Univision O&O in Sacramento was Thursday, October 23.

She joins the station from KVER, the Entravision-owned Univision affiliate in Palm Springs. That’s where Daniela got her start as an on-air reporter in August of 2013. She was promoted to anchor before leaving the station.

Daniela replaces Bianca Graulau, who last month left KUVS to accept her first job in English-language news at KXTV News 10 in Sacramento.

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Gartner named Fusion SVP and Chief Strategy Officer

Gartner named Fusion SVP and Chief Strategy Officer

Boris GartnerBoris Gartner is moving to a new job within the Univision family. He has been named SVP and Chief Strategy Officer for Fusion.

In his new role, he’ll be working on company-wide strategy, partnerships, and business development for the English-language cable network, focusing on growing the reach and impact of Fusion’s content offerings in the digital space.

Gartner was most recently Vice President and General Manager, La Fabrica UCI, Univision’s in-house digital studio.

He joined Univision in 2011 as Director, Strategy and Operations – News.

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Univision partners with Warner Music

Univision partners with Warner Music

Univision_Warner verticalUnivision Network and Warner Music announced they’re collaborating to give a recording deal to the winner of the TV network’s reality show “Va Por Ti.”

Univision launched “Va Por Ti” on September 7th and airs on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. It reached 5.8 million viewers on its premiere night. The winner of the competition will be announced December 7th during the show’s finale.

“Va Por Ti” is a Televisa and Univision co-production.

The winner of “Va Por Ti” will join a roster of Warner artists that includes, among others, Coldplay, David Guetta, Bruno Mars, Laura Pausini, Luis Miguel and Maná.

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Univision picks up Emmy for investigative journalism

Univision picks up Emmy for investigative journalism

Univision Emmy 2014

From L to R: Tomas Ocaña, Teresa Rodríguez, Gerardo Reyes, María Elena Salinas and Margarita Rabin celebrate Univision’s Emmy win. (Photo: Mark Bryan-Brown)

“Aquí y Ahora” one-hour special “El Chapo: El Eterno Fugitivo” netted Univision an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in Spanish.

Univision picked up the award during the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards in New York City on Tuesday night.

The special about Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera was produced by the Univision News investigative unit, which spent 8 months interviewing more than 100 people to construct a clearer profile of the elusive drug lord.

According to Univision, the special was seen by 1.6 million Adults 18-49 when it aired on Sunday November 3, 2013.

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Espinosa promoted to Managing Editor at WLTV

Espinosa promoted to Managing Editor at WLTV

Carlos_EspinosaCarlos Espinosa has taken over a new role at WLTV Noticias 23. He is now Managing Editor of the Univision O&O in Miami.

Until just two weeks ago, he was Assignment Manager.

Carlos steps into a position that had been eliminated in 2008, when then Managing Editor Emilio Marrero was promoted to News Director.  Emilio left the station in December of 2013, replaced by Daniel Morcate in May of this year.

Carlos has been WLTV’s Assignment Manager for almost 18 years. He was previously a Special Projects Producer for WFOR, the CBS O&O in Miami.

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Univision names Estrada VP Corporate Relations

Univision names Estrada VP Corporate Relations

Ron EstradaRon Estrada has joined Univision Communications Inc. as Vice President of Corporate Relations and Community Empowerment, based in Washington, D.C.

Ron was most recently a Vice President and member of the Executive Cabinet for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), where he had worked since February of 2008.

At NCLR, he oversaw the non-profit’s Integrated Marketing and Events Group. He was also an Associate Producer for the NCLR ALMA Awards.

His last day at NCLR was September 5 and he started at Univision on Monday, September 8.

Prior to NCLR, Ron was the Vice President of Marketing for the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC.)

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Pons named Executive Producer for WLTV

Pons named Executive Producer for WLTV

Roberto PonsAfter spending 10 years as News Assignment Editor for Univision Network News, Roberto Pons is moving over to local news.

Starting today, he is the new Executive Producer for WLTV-23, Univision’s O&O in Miami. The position had been vacant since Teri Arversu left Miami in August of last year to become News Director at WGBO-66, the Univision O&O in Chicago.

In his new role, Roberto will oversee news producers and general newsroom operations. He reports to News Director Daniel Morcate, who also left network for local news management in May of this year.

During his time as Assingment Editor at Univision Network News, he also field produced for the 2008 and 2008 U.S. elections,

Before joining Univision, he was News Director at WSNS Telemundo 44 in Chicago. Before that, he was a news producer for Telemundo Network and CBS Telenoticias.

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