After almost 22 years with Telemundo 51 in Miami, Ambrosio Hernández has resigned as primetime anchor.
Inside sources have confirmed that the Emmy-award winning anchor is jumping ship to the competition and has accepted a job offer with Univision 23.
Ambrosio had been on vacation and off the air since March 2.
His attorney notified Telemundo 51 management on Friday that Ambrosio would not be renewing his contract.
Staffers were told of the longtime anchor’s departure at a special meeting at 7 pm.
His co-anchor Daisy Ballmajó and fill-in anchor Fausto Malavé bid him farewell at the end of the 11 pm newscast.
According to inside sources, Ambrosio’s contract included a clause which gave Telemundo 51 rights of first refusal and to make counter offers. This clause gave Telemundo management access to details of Univision’s employment and financial compensation agreement.
Ambrosio will be off the air for several months, but is scheduled to start at Univision in the Fall.
Details of his new role and duties at Univision are unconfirmed at this time.
There’s no word yet on who will permanently replace Ambrosio on the anchor chair at Telemundo 51.
This could be one of the most interesting shake ups in our “Periodismo Hispano”, since Cesar Conde did trade flags from Univision Network to NBC Corp.
We all here in Florida, are pretty sure that Univision 23 put certain amount of “verdes” over the table that Telemundo 51 decided not to match.
Will his moving to 23, proved enough fuel to overcome a now pretty solid 51’s ratings book ? That is a big Mr. Incognito yet to watch.
In another chapter, what will happen now, to both Guillermo Benites and Mario A. Moreno ? Retiring one, back to weekends with Ordaz the other ?
Crisis Management Team, we are sure they are in full gear right now in Newsport.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO why Ambrosio ratings will sag at Telemundo 51 if that happens now this may be good for Noticias 23 give them the chance to bounce back I really hoped for Telemundo. Now they will suffer and burn in a ratings hell. Now this may mean Guillermo Benites longtime anchor could retire this really bad for channel 51.
Whaaaaaaaaattttttt???? Como??? Que paso?? Why ambrosio whyyyy?? Why telemundo what were u thinking???????
I’m sorry to see Ambrosio go to Univision. We, my husband and I, have enjoyed the news as delivered by him and Maria Montoya before her departure from Telemundo and now with Daisy Ballmajo. However, we are not following him to Univision. Wish him good luck and I hope he doesn’t live to regret his decision!
A H says
All negative comments indicate that Ambrosio Hernadez is the best anchor. I will follow him where he goes.
A H says
How? If anyting is evidence to the contrary.
Ambrosio en paz descansa, al irte de Telemundo. Te apresiaba, te armiraba, y te respetaba. Lla te vorre de mi televisor, para mi solo hay un canal, TELEMUNDO, vay vay baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!