Entravision continues its downsizing of news operations. It has now canceled the morning newscasts in all of its stations across the country, laying off most of the talent.
Buenos Días DC, Despierta San Diego, Despierta El Paso and Alegre Despertar in McAllen are among the morning shows affected. Staffers were notified yesterday via phone of the cancellations and that they lost their jobs after the morning shows.
Sources tell Media Moves that among those who lost their jobs are D.C.’s weather anchor Nestor Bravo and sports anchor Daniel Diaz, as well as anchors Victor Acosta and Brenda Reyes in El Paso. Several technical crew members were also laid off at the stations.
Some staffers wistfully bid farewell via social media, posting videos and group photos. “Undoubtedly, a sad day” read one post out of San Diego.
At the time of this publishing, Entravision had not responded to a request for comment.
This is a developing story.