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Sábado Gigante ends run on Univision

Sábado Gigante ends run on Univision

Don Francisco

Don Francisco during the 50 year anniversary celebration of “Sábado Gigante.”

After 53 years on the air, Univision announced today that its top-rated variety show, “Sábado Gigante,” hosted and created by the legendary Don Francisco, will come to an end on Sept. 19, 2015.

The final show will coincide with the end of the 2014-2015 broadcast television season.

Don Francisco, who’s real name is Mario Kreutzberger, will continue hosting entertainment specials and making appearances on Univision campaigns such as “TeletónUSA,” which is held every year on behalf of disabled children.

According to the network, he will also take part in Univision’s ongoing efforts to look for and develop new on-air talent and professionals.

There had been some recent rumblings that the 74-year old entertainer was ready to retire, although there was some talk over the past two years that Univision wanted to look for other “younger” options for the Saturday night prime time slot.

“Sábado Gigante” first launched in 1962 on Chile’s Channel 13. It launched in the U.S. in 1986. The show is still No. 1 on Saturday nights among Hispanics and has made history in the television industry as the longest running variety show on the air, hosting some of the biggest Latino music stars over the past five decades.

In a statement released by Univision, Mario Kreutzberger says of the end of his show:

“I’m excited to share with the audience this announcement, with which we’re starting to bring to a close the 53-year cycle of ‘Sábado Gigante,’ 30 of which were possible thanks to Univision in the United States. There is no doubt that they have been fundamental in my professional development and in my personal and family life. I’m so grateful for the opportunity that Channel 13 of the Universidad Católica de Chile gave me as I was starting out, to Univision in the United States and also to the Televisa Network, which allowed us to bring our ‘Sábado Gigante’ into the homes of millions of families in the United States and the world every week. I have no words to thank our viewers for the support, loyalty and enthusiasm with which they have honored us through the years and which have allowed the show to become an unprecedented success in the history of this medium. Special and warm thanks to the outstanding production team, technicians, artists and behind-the-scenes collaborators, because without their efforts and sacrifice, we would have never reached this impressive goal. Over the past five decades, hundreds of professionals have been part of our ‘Sábado Gigante’ team, which allowed for the first 24 years of accolades in Chile, and the following 30 years of success in the United States and the world.

From the start we made sure to ask, ‘What does the audience want?!’ And we have worked tirelessly for precisely that audience, with the utmost dedication, humility and deep respect. I have no words to acknowledge all the recognition and applause that we have received over the years. When we began in the United States in 1986, we told them that we were ‘separated by distance and united by the same language.’ Today I can say with great pride and satisfaction that that distance turned into closeness and affection. To all those who joined us by tuning in to ‘Sábado Gigante’ with their constructive criticism, work and loyalty, I would like to say from the bottom of my heart and in capital letters, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.”

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López leaves Google to head Univision Digital

López leaves Google to head Univision Digital

Mark Lopez GoogleUnivision Communications Inc. (UCI) has hired Mark López to lead the company’s digital expansion aimed at reaching mobile, tech-savvy audiences. Google’s former Head of Hispanic Audience Sales takes over as Executive VP and General Manager of Univision Digital, effective May 1.

He’ll be based in Miami and report to Isaac Lee, President of News and Digital for UCI and CEO of Fusion.

López will lead business responsibilities for Univision Digital across platforms, working closely with Univision’s sales, product, technology, and content teams.

He’ll also be in charge of developing new sources of revenue and opportunities, including entering the native advertising market.

López arrives to Univision from Google, where was Head of US Hispanic Audience and Panregional Latin America Sales since 2010, responsible for developing and growing Google’s U.S. Hispanic media business.

He was previously Chief Operating Officer Terra Networks USA from 2007 to 2010 and Chief Strategy Officer from 2000 to 2004. In between Terra gigs, he was Publisher at AOL Latino, in charge of all U.S. Hispanic advertising revenue.

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Pablo Gato returns to TV news

Pablo Gato returns to TV news

Pablo GatoAfter a seven year absence from the air, Pablo Gato is making a comeback to television news.

He started freelancing for “Noticiero Univision” in March, most recently covering Senator Robert Menéndez’s indictment on corruption charges. The case also had him pulling early morning shifts to do live reports for “Despierta América.”

He’s currently filling in for Univision’s D.C. correspondent, Lourdes Meluzá, for the next few weeks and will continue to do additional work after her return.

The Emmy award-winning correspondent was ousted from Telemundo in a round of brutal layoffs in 2008 after a 22-year career at the network.  He had spent the last 15 years as a Washington, D.C.-based correspondent.

Pablo also had a prolific career as a war correspondent, covering  more international conflicts than any other journalist in U.S. Hispanic television: Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Croatia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Peru-Ecuador, and the US invasions of Haiti and Panama.

Where has Pablo been the past seven years? He founded his own communications company and authored two novels, with a third on the way.

In an interview with Media Moves, Pablo shared what he’s been up to since his departure from Telemundo and his new beginnings with Univision.

You were off the air for 7 years. What did you miss most about reporting?

I’m a journalist and I’ll always be a journalist. I especially missed investigative journalism – the opportunity to go deep into a topic and be able to share with the audience something important and relevant that they didn’t know before. I’m a fierce defender of journalism and the media. I’m totally convinced that without a strong and independent media, real democracy simply can’t exist. It’s now more important than ever.

How did your return to TV happen?

Pablo Gato during a recent live shot on

Pablo Gato during a recent live shot on “Despierta América.”

I shared my desire to come back to TV news and the opportunity came up to work as a freelancer at Univision in Washington, DC. My first story was about the First Lady’s Hispanic guests at the State of the Union. All were fantastic and inspiring examples of our community.

My main contribution is on “Noticiero Univisión,” but if other shows from the network need me, I’m always glad to assist.

You landed right in the middle of a political scandal with the Menéndez case. Do you like the idea of covering the political/DC beat?

Yes. I’m very familiar with the city and I love it. The decisions made in Washington directly affect the lives of not only our viewers, but also many others around the world. It’s a privilege to be able to see it in person and share it with the audience. Having said that, I also love to do stories more focused on a human angle.

What do you like best about your return to reporting? Do you think the way news is covered has changed in the past seven years?

I consider journalism a public service and believe it’s a very important job. Every day I try to make a difference and, when I achieve it, it makes me happy. If our community is not well informed, they can’t make good choices about so many issues that are vital for their lives and their families.

I take my stories as seriously as a cardiologist is in the OR performing open-heart surgery. Today we have many different news outlets with very different missions. You basically see and hear all kinds of information. The challenge is to tell the news apart from noise.

You worked for Telemundo network for over 22 years. Was it always as a correspondent?

I’ve been a TV network correspondent during the vast majority of my career. I’ve also worked behind the cameras. I started as an intern, then I became a writer and a producer. After that, in 1992, a special events executive producer and a news director for channel 51 in Miami. That experience was very important because it allowed me to get a comprehensive view of how a news department works.

Pablo reporting from Baghdad, during the Iraq invasion.

Pablo reporting from Baghdad, during the Iraq invasion.

After so many years at Telemundo, were you disappointed at having to leave the company?

I didn’t leave Telemundo voluntarily. It was because of the severe cutbacks during the financial crisis. I’m very grateful for all the opportunities I had there.

I covered thousands of stories, interviewed many international leaders, saw history in the making and traveled travel to more than 100 countries. It was a very positive experience. However, being let go gave me the perfect opportunity to develop other projects that, fortunately, went very well.

What inspired you to launch Gato Communications, what services do you offer and how has business been?

As soon as I left Telemundo, I opened my own consulting company, Gato Communications.

I always wanted to live the experience of having my own company and it was the right time to do it. We assist organizations, especially related to the development sector and nonprofits, to communicate more effectively. I started the company in the thick of the financial crisis, but, fortunately, it’s gone very well. My experience in TV journalism has helped me to assist my clients.

Your first novel was published in 2006, while you were still a correspondent at Telemundo. How did you get started as an author and have any of your personal experiences made it to the pages of your books?

I love to write and I decided to give it a try. The ideas for both novels came from stories that I covered as a correspondent. The second book, “Unidad 120050,” includes several personal experiences during my years as a reporter. Some show the difficulties and, at the same time, the great joy we feel in this, the most beautiful and sometimes cruel profession.

You mentioned you were working on your third novel. What will it be about?

Pablo's second novel, published in 2014.

Pablo’s second novel, published in 2014.

It’s an espionage thriller related to terrorism. I am almost finished but I don’t have a title yet. Hopefully it will be published this year.

What’s your next big challenge?

I see every new story as a big challenge. I always try to improve as a journalist in every single one of them. Besides TV reporting, finishing the novel and working on other projects will definitely keep me busy!

About Pablo’s books:

Pablo’s first novel, published in 2006, is “El plan Hatuey” about a secret and dangerous mission by the Cuban intelligence services in the United States.

Published in 2014, his second novel, “Unidad 120050. Objetivo: independencia” is a political spy thriller that focuses on a rogue ETA cell that hatches a lethal plan seeking to achieve independence for the Basque country, and the CIA’s efforts to sabotage any independence movements in Spain.

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Univision cancels Dallas & Houston newscasts; launches regional Texas show

Univision cancels Dallas & Houston newscasts; launches regional Texas show

Rodolfo Sanchez and Karina Yapor

Rodolfo Sánchez and Karina Yapor will anchor Univision’s Texas regional newscast.

It didn’t work for Telemundo, but Univision is going to give it a shot – eliminating local for regional programming.

Univision cancelled “Primera Edición” in Dallas and Houston. KUVN Univision 23 Dallas and KXLN Univision 45 Houston aired their last local morning newscasts on Friday, March 27 from 4 to 6 am. The company also axed “Vive la Mañana,” the one hour morning magazine that aired on Unimás in both cities from 6 to 7 am.

This week, KUVN and KXLN are filling the 4 to 6 am time slot with a national feed that includes entertainment programming and a repeat of the previous night’s 11:30 pm Univision network newscast. They’ll include local weather and traffic segment cut-ins.

Starting Monday, April 6, the local newscasts will be replaced by “Noticias Texas Primera Edición,” based out of Houston.

Arnaldo Rojas and Lizzet Lopez

Univision Houston anchors Arnaldo Rojas and Lizzet Lopez were reassigned.

Karina Yapor and Rodolfo Sánchez will be the anchors of the regional morning newscast, which will air weekday mornings from 4 to 6 am across Univision stations in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.

Karina and Rodolfo, anchors of Dallas’ “Primera Edición” until last Friday, are relocating to Houston for their new roles.

The cancellation of “Primera Edición” in Houston pushed that city’s anchor team off the desk. Arnaldo Rojas and Lizzet López will take on other positions within Univision.

Arnaldo will lead KXLN-45’s new investigative unit and Lizzet moves to nights as a general assignment reporter for “Noticias 45 Edición Nocturna.”

The regional newscast will also have reporters in the four Texas cities: Andrea Aguirre Alvarado and Vanessa Abuchaibe in Dallas; Victoria Acosta-Rubio and Laura Sierra in Houston; Alejandra Becerra in San Antonio, and Liliana Soto and David Herrera in Austin.

The Univision stations in San Antonio and Austin didn’t have morning shows.

The move is seen as a way to cut more costs as Univision prepares for an IPO, which could come later this year.

In 2006, Telemundo eliminated local news in San Jose, Phoenix, Denver, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Las Vegas as part of cost-cutting measures. The company established the Telemundo Production Center (TPC) in Dallas, to produce a regional newscast to beam to those cities.

That strategy failed and Telemundo had to rebuild the news departments and relaunch newscasts in those cities. It shut down the TPC in 2013.

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Trujillo joins Fútbol De Primera Radio Network

Sebastian TrujilloSebastián Trujillo has been named President of Sales and Business Development of the Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.

Trujillo will lead the radio network’s sales force, focusing on this summer’s Upcoming Copa America from Chile, CONCACAF ‘s Gold Cup 2015, 2016 Copa America Centenario to be played in the US, 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying and all the games of Mexican National Team.

Prior to joining FDP, Trujillo spent 20 years at Univision in a variety of roles. He was most recently Vice President of Business Development at Univision Communications.

He was previously Senior Vice President, Operating Manager at Galavision where he oversaw day-to-day operations and strategic leadership of the Spanish language cable network. Before that, he was VP of Network Sales.

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Univision 23 axes medical correspondent Dr. Fuentes

Maritza FuentesDr. Maritza Fuentes, who had been on staff and produced a medical segment for Univision 23 in Miami for the past 15 years, is no longer with the company.

Station management notified Fuentes on Monday that they had to let her go due to budget cuts.

Her last on-air segment was on Monday’s 11 pm newscast.

Fuentes told El Nuevo Herald she was taken aback by the news, and although management treated her “very well,” she would not sign a severance package until consulting with her attorney.

Besides working for Univision 23, Fuentes produced health stories for several affiliates.

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Univision documentary wins Walter Cronkite Award

Univision Walter Cronkite award“Entre el Abandono y el Rechazo,” Univision’s documentary about the exodus of Central American children to the U.S., won a Walter Cronkite Award for National Investigative Journalism.

Anchor María Elena Salinas, Mirna Couto, Martin Guzmán and Scott Monaghan, covered more than 5,700 miles over eight days to produce the special.

María Elena interviewed key players in the humanitarian crisis, including presidents, immigration authorities, human rights advocates, crime specialists, human smugglers, gang members and border police.

She also visited some of the poorest and most dangerous areas in those countries to witness the deplorable conditions that drive so many locals to abandon their home in search of a better life in the U.S.

“This kind of story is often left out of the immigration debate,” the judges said, praising “balanced and revealing” reporting.

The Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism is a biennial award administered by The Norman Lear Center. The award encourages and showcases journalistic excellence in political coverage, particularly innovative, issue-focused coverage that informs viewers about their electoral choices.

The special, which aired July 20, 2014, recently received the King of Spain International Journalism Award for its extensive multimedia content published in Univision News’ special projects web page, La Huella Digital.

It is now available for streaming on YouTube:

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Rodner Figueroa apologizes via letter to Michelle Obama

Rodner FigueroaA day after getting fired for comparing the First Lady to a character in “Planet of the Apes,”  Rodner Figueroa’s talent agency, LatinWE, published his apology in a letter addressed to Michelle Obama.

In the letter, written in Spanish, the Venezuelan TV host denies being a racist, pointing out he comes from a bi-racial Latino family, his father being Afro-Latino.

While he apologizes to the First Lady for comments he says were taken out of context, he criticizes Univision for publicly humiliating him, firing him without a proper investigation.

“I’m embarrassed, I apologize, because there is no excuse for a professional like me to do these type of comments that can be interpreted as offensive and racist in such volatile times in our country. I take responsibility for this lack of judgment on my part, but I can not accept being called a racist by anyone, be fired as such, and publicly humiliated by Univision after 17 years in the company,” he wrote.

Rodner affirms in the letter that he was told he was fired because of a complaint from the First Lady’s office. He also accused Univision executives of leaking the news, causing a negative backlash in social media, which is “trying to unfairly destroy my career.”

While most comments on social media continue to be negative, some followers have expressed support for him. Today, he picked up some sympathy tweets from Raúl de Molina and actor Christian de la Fuente, prompting Rodner to tweet back thanks.

At Media Moves’ request, Rodner’s talent agency made an English version of the letter available the day after publishing the Spanish-language letter online.

Here’s the translated letter:

Esteemed First Lady Michelle Obama,

I offer my sincere apology for an unfortunate comment I made about a make-up artist’s depiction of you on Univision’s show “El Gordo y La Flaca” yesterday. It was clearly in bad taste and misunderstood.

I would like to explain that my remark was not directed at you, but at the result of an artist’s depiction of you that I found wasn’t accurate. The entire video clip in context corroborates this.

I feel embarrassed, and I hope you can forgive me, because there is no excuse. As a professional, I hold myself to high standards and there is no justification for someone at my level to make any kind of comment that could be interpreted as offensive or disrespectful to you personally, or to any minority in the times we live. I accept full responsibility for this lack of judgment on my part, but I cannot accept being labeled a racist by Univision, for whom I have worked for 17 years, or to anyone who may have misinterpreted my comments.

I come from a multi-racial Hispanic family, with relatives, like my own father, who are Afro-Latino. I am the first openly gay Hispanic TV host and I’ve been a minority activist throughout my career, championing a number of causes geared towards supporting minorities; people who, like me, have been the focus of discrimination. Moreover, I openly voted twice for your husband Barack Obama, because I esteem him as a great man who has done a great deal for minorities in this country.

I’ve worked on two entertainment shows at Univision where I have commented on the look of many celebrities, including royal families and First Ladies of Latin America. I’ve never critiqued anyone because of his or her skin color, sexual orientation or nationality. I am, in my humble opinion, a decent person, but at the end of the day, a human being. I’ve made my share of mistakes, but never like this. And, as distasteful and out of line as my comment could have been perceived, I don’t believe I deserve to be branded a racist. I hope you understand that I have an obligation to defend myself out of respect and love for my family, my father, my fans and my community.

I was notified verbally in a phone call by a Univision executive that, because of a complaint received from your office, my employment was being terminated. In an attempt to what I believe was a move to damage my career, Univision leaked this information to the media and I have been condemned for my comments in social networks and the media. I never received an official written notice of termination or an opportunity to clear the situation and provide my side of the story.

Again, I offer a humble and sincere apology for the misunderstanding, and assume my responsibility. Very respectfully, Rodner Figueroa

Here’s the entire letter in Spanish:

CARTA OFICIAL DE DISCULPA DE RODNER FIGUEROA A LA PRIMERA DAMA MICHELLE OBAMA

Respetada Primera Dama Michelle Obama,

Le ofrezco mis más sinceras disculpas por un comentario que hice sobre la caracterización que hizo de usted un maquillista en el programa de entretenimiento de Univision “El Gordo y La Flaca” ayer, y que fue mal interpretado.

Quiero aclarar que no soy racista y de ninguna manera mi comentario fue dirigido hacia usted, sino hacia la caracterización de dicho artista, que dejaba mucho que desear. El clip completo del video en contexto lo comprueba.

Me siento abochornado, le pido perdón, porque no hay excusa para que un profesional como yo haga este tipo de comentarios que pueden ser interpretados como ofensivos y racistas en los momentos tan volátiles que vive nuestro país. Tomo responsabilidad por esta falta de juicio de mi parte, pero no puedo aceptar ser tildado de racista por nadie y ser despedido como tal, y humillado públicamente por Univision después de 17 años en esta empresa.

Vengo de una familia bi-racial Latina, con familiares, como mi padre, de la raza Afro-latina. Soy el primer presentador abiertamente gay en la TV Hispana y he sido activista de causas en pro de las minorías, que como yo han sido discriminadas. Yo voté abiertamente dos veces por su esposo, Barack Obama, porque lo considero un gran hombre que respeta a las minorías, como yo, en este país.

Trabajé en dos programas de Univison donde comentaba el look de muchas celebridades, incluyendo la realeza y primeras damas Latinas y jamás he ofendido a nadie por el color de su piel, orientación sexual o nacionalidad. Soy una persona decente, pero un ser humano al fin y al cabo y cometo errores como este. Y, con lo desagradable y fuera de línea que haya sido interpretado mi comentario no merezco ser tildado de racista, y tengo que defenderme por respeto y amor a mi familia, a mi padre, a mis fans y a mi comunidad.

Se me notificó verbalmente que por una queja de su despacho fui despedido, y en una fuga de información de parte de ejecutivos de Univision, se me condenó en las redes sociales tratando de destruir mi carrera de una manera injusta, sin siquiera haberme notificado oficalmente por escrito y sin una investigación que posibilitara esclarecer la situación.

De nuevo, le ofrezco una humilde disculpa por el malentendido y asumo la responsabilidad.

Muy respetuosamente,

Rodner Figueroa

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Univision fires Rodner Figueroa for racist comment about Michelle Obama

Rodner Figueroa

Rodner Figueroa was fired for comparing Michelle Obama to a character from “Planet of the Apes.”

Univision took swift action and fired fashion commentator and TV host Rodner Figueroa after he made racist comments about first lady Michelle Obama during the network’s live afternoon entertainment and gossip show.

During yesterday’s “El Gordo y La Flaca,” Rodner said Michelle Obama looked like the cast from the movie “Planet of the Apes,” while an image of the First Lady showed on screen.

He made the racist remark during his live segment, in which he talked about makeup transformations by makeup artist Paolo Ballesteros, who makes himself look like famous women celebrities.

Shortly after his comment, the camera showed him with the show’s hosts – Lily Estefan and Raúl de Molina, both visibly uncomfortable.

Raúl immediately stated he thought the First Lady was attractive, but Rodner pressed on, saying “Raúl, don’t you remember the movie?” and stated “what’s the problem?” when the host insisted on Mrs. Obama’s attractiveness.

Today, Univision issued this statement on the incident:

“Yesterday during our entertainment program “El Gordo y La Flaca” Rodner Figueroa made comments regarding First Lady Michelle Obama that were completely reprehensible and in no way reflect Univision’s values or views. As a result, Mr. Figueroa was immediately terminated.”

Here’s the video:

Univision also wiped out all photos of the 42 year-old Venezuelan host from their web pages.

Rodner also co-hosted “Sal Y Pimienta,” a Sunday night gossip show. No word yet on his replacement.

Reaction was immediate on social media, criticizing and chastising the host for his racist comments, with an overwhelming majority approving Univision firing him. Many of them can’t be shared, due to expletives, but here’s a sample:

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Pérez starts as reporter at WGBO

Natalie PerezNatalie Pérez is the newest addition to Univision Chicago’s news team. She has been hired as a general assignment reporter at WGBO-66.

She takes over the position left vacant by Érika Maldonado when she was promoted to prime time anchor in January.

Natalie moved to Chicago several weeks ago and began working at the station last week. Viewers will see her on the air starting next week.

Natalie joins WGBO from WVEA-62, the Entravision-owned Univision affiliate in Tampa Bay, where she was a weekday anchor since 2010.

She previously worked in Puerto Rico as an associate Producer for Tele Oro, Channel 13, and a reporter for Mega Noticias, Caribe Visión and Channel 10.

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Sol and Burgos out as anchors at WFDC

Mario Sol and Oscar Burgos

Mario Sol and Oscar Burgos.

WFDC-14, the Univision-owned, Entravision-operated station in Washington, D.C. is making some talent changes.

Mario Sol and and Oscar Burgos are no longer with the station.

Mario had been the 6 and 11 pm anchor since 2000. He had previously worked as an anchor and director for Radio Mundo WMDO 1540am, as well as UPI-CBS América, Hispanic Radio Network, Radio La Mega and WILC Radio.

Oscar Burgos had been the sports director and anchor since 1989. He also worked at WMDO radio, Radio América 1540am, Radio Borinquen 900am, Radio Capital 1050am in Maryland, and Radio La Campeona 1420am.

According to an article in El Tiempo Latino, Claudia Uceda and María Rosa Lucchini are staying on as reporters.

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Univision’s LA, Houston & Dallas local news win adults 18-49

Univision logoUnivision today released February sweeps numbers that show its broadcast stations in Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas ranked No. 1 in early and late local news among Adults 18-49.

In Los Angeles and Houston Univision broadcast stations was also No. 1 in early and late local news with Adults 25-54, but the stations didn’t get the top win in the same newscasts among the 18-34 demo.

For the fourth consecutive sweep period, KMEX Univision 34 in Los Angeles ranked No. 1 in Primetime among Adults 18-49, regardless of language, ahead of ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC stations.

Additional highlights:

Univision stations delivered the No. 1 early local news among:
· Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 in Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas

Univision stations delivered the No. 2 early local news among:
· Adults 18-49 in New York, Miami, Phoenix and Sacramento
· Adults 25-54 in New York, San Francisco and Phoenix

Univision stations delivered the No. 1 late local news among:
· Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas
· Adults 25-54 in Los Angeles and Houston

Univision stations delivered the No. 2 late local news among:
· Adults 18-49 in Phoenix
· Adults 25-54 in Dallas and Phoenix

Source: Nielsen, NSI, Feb15, (1/29/15-2/25/15). Early local news is defined as local newscasts with a Mon-Fri 6 p.m. ET/PT start time; 5 p.m. CT/MT start time. Late Local News is defined as local newscasts with a Mon-Fri 10/11 p.m. ET/PT start time; 9/10 p.m. CT/MT. Includes regular newscasts only. Primetime is defined as ABC/CBS/NBC/IND/UNI/UMA/TEL/AZA/MFZ/ETV Mon-Sat 8-11 p.m./Sun 7-11 p.m. ET/PT (Mon-Sat 7-10 p.m./Sun 6-10 p.m. CT/MT) and FOX/CW Mon-Sat 8-10 p.m./Sun 7-10 p.m. ET/PT (Mon-Sat 7-9 p.m./Sun 6-9 p.m. CT/MT). Total day defined as Mon-Sun 6 a.m.-2 a.m. Rankings based on average impressions. Live+SD.

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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.