After 6 years on the anchor desk in Chicago, Telemundo abruptly removed Vicente Serrano from his job. He was called in to work earlier than usual on Monday. When he arrived at the station, he was immediately directed to the human resources office, where he was told that due to financial constraints, he would no longer be part of the news team. His contract technically ends in June of 2010.
Vicente tells me he was surprised and disappointed at how things were handled. He was told the decision was made last Friday, however, the station waited until the day after he participated in a company sponsored Cinco de Mayo community event before sending him off.
“I can’t believe it,” he says. “I expected more from the company I dedicated my life to for the past 6 years.”
Vicente anchored the 5 pm newscast and the 10 pm “En Contexto with Vicente Serrano.” He tells me Tsi-tsi-ki Félix will be replacing him.
Vicente recently completed and debuted a documentary about the deportation of legal immigrants during the Great Depression.