More news is trickling in about the layoff casualties and cuts at Univision. Despite the company’s reluctance to give out the information, it continues to surface.
Although a Univision spokeswoman says she cannot confirm names due to company policy, a Miami blog has already identified some high-profile talent that is no longer with the network. A few Univision insiders have confirmed that Enrique Gratas, Sergio Uriquidi and Fernando Arau were among those laid off.
Enrique, the former host of Telemundo’s “Ocurrió Así” for 9 years, moved to Univision in 1999 to anchor “Ultima Hora,” the 11:30 pm national newscast.
Sergio has been co-anchoring Univision network’s weekend newscast for more than 10 years. Before that he was an anchor at Telemundo’s L.A. station, KVEA-52.
Comedian Fernando Arau lost his job as co-host of “Despierta América.” Other names mentioned are reporter Jorge Viera. At the local Miami station, Bernadette Pardo, Iván Donoso and Verónica Payssé.
Primer Impacto Fin de Semana was also canceled.