Former Univision network weekend news anchor Sergio Urquidi has just signed a deal that will bring him back to the airwaves in early 2012. He’ll be the prime-time anchor of an interactive live newscast for Soi.tv.
Sergio was one of a group of Univision top talent to be let go in early 2009. He had been the network’s weekend news anchor for 10 years. He was previously anchor at KVEA-52, Telemundo’s O&O in L.A.
Soi.tv, a Miami-based venture, is currently in its test phase. The 24-hr television channel will be available online and on digital subchannels in the U.S. Soi.tv’s website is currently pretty bare, but it offers an embedded live signal.
The social-media heavy newscast that Sergio will be anchoring is set to launch in February of next year.