Telemundo network this week debuted “enhanced local evening news” in just 4 of the 7 markets where it had previously dismantled news operations: Dallas, Houston, Phoenix/Tucson and San Jose.
For the past 3 years, these cities have been airing regionalized newscasts produced by the Telemundo Production Center (TPC) in Dallas.
Here’s the new lineup:
In Dallas, the 5 pm newscast will be anchored by Nancy Leal.
There will be an anchor switch for the evening, with Norma García, a former news anchor for Telemundo in Houston and the TPC, headlining the 10 pm newscast.
Ramón Díaz, former sports anchor at KSTS-48 in San Jose and contributor to TPC, will be the sports anchor. Ariel Rodríguez will do weather.
At its Texas sister station in Houston, “Noticiero Telemundo Houston” will be co-anchored at 5 and 10 pm by Blanca Gómez and Daniel Morales.
In Phoenix, Patricia Batres will be the sole anchor of the 5 and 10 pm newscasts.
The Batres-led shows are also seen in Tucson.
And in San Jose, César Bayona, who worked for Telemundo from 1999 to 2006, returns to his old anchor seat at 6 pm. Blanca Garza will anchor the 11 pm newscast.
The TPC will not disappear from the picture. A spokeswoman for the network tells me the TPC will remain a content provider, with some segments of these “enhanced local” newscasts continued to be produced from Dallas.
San Antonio, Fresno and Las Vegas, the three other markets that lost their local newscasts 3 years ago, will continue to receive the regionalized news service from the TPC.
Como se dice TE-LE-MUN-DO en Ingles??????…….
in the know says
So, let's get this straight..1st NBC buys Telemundo launches news in several markets saying they are the biggest and badest only to keep losing to Univision in most markets. They lay everbody off, cancel news in all these markets and go to this centralized news out of Fort Worth, saying this is the best thing and better coverage. 3 years later, they lay everyone off again, launching local news once again and saying this is the best and with better coverage bla bla bla…
I agree with Forrado, and what's worse NBC still thinks it knows how to run Spanish language television, they can't even do a good job with English language television. What a joke!!
1)Por si ustedes han entendido el Ingles de IN THE KNOW, aqui va la traduccion:
NBC/TELEMUNDO = Connan O'Brien/Jay Leno
2) Que significa TPC???: TODO PA'L CARA…
3)Cuales han de ser las mayores apuestas este fin de semana en Las Vegas???: Ni los Saints, ni los Colts.
La respuesta correcta es: Quien cae primero Chavez o TELEMUNDO.???
Ha de ser divertido ver como el Departamento de Relaciones Publicas de Telemundo, se apresura a tratar de explicar lo INEXPLICABLE.
Como le gusta decir a los Argentinos (Y Veronica Villafane, lo es)……
NO ACLARES……PORQUE OSCURECE
Carlos Toledo says
Veronica, como se llama el director de noticias de Telemundo Houston?