Karla Leal leaves Telemundo Austin to take on a new position at WSNS-44, Telemundo’s O&O in Chicago. She’ll be a general assignment reporter for “Noticiero Telemundo Chicago” at 5pm and 10pm, effective August 5, 2013.
Karla joins reporters Alba Mendiola, María Elena Ponticiello, and César Rodriguez, alongside news anchor Alfonso Gutiérrez, sports anchor Oscar Guzmán, and meteorologist Maricela Vázquez.
Prior to her move to Chicago, Karla spent the past 4 years as an anchor and reporter for Telemundo Austin’s weekly newscasts and also did special reports for sister station KEYE-TV, the CBS affiliate in the market.
Karla previously worked at Telemundo 11 in Bakersfield, California, where she was co-anchor and reporter for 4 years. Before that, she worked for Clear Channel Radio in San Diego as a bilingual traffic reporter.
Born and raised in Tijuana, she’s no stranger to the Windy City. She launched her television career at Chicago’s public access channel CAN-TV 19 where she hosted the bilingual show “Latina Spirit,” in 2004.