Julio Vaqueiro is now officially weekday primetime anchor at KVEA Telemundo 52 Los Angeles. Originally the station’s morning anchor since 2013, he had been filling in at 5:30, 6 and 11 pm since the end of October of last year after management didn’t renew Edgar Muñoz as main anchor.
In addition to Julio’s promotion, which is effective immediately, KVEA today announced it has hired Enrique Chiabra as co-anchor for Telemundo 52’s weekday morning newscasts at 5 and 6 am and Yara Lasanta as weekend weather anchor.
Enrique and Yara will make their on-air debut in mid to late January 2016.
Enrique joins Telemundo 52 Los Angeles from KUVS 19 Univision Sacramento, where he has been working as a weekend news anchor and reporter since 2014. He previously spent 4 years as an anchor at KVER in Palm Springs, adding news director duties from 2012 to 2014. A native of Peru, he began his on-air career as an anchor/reporter/producer for Univision Nevada in Reno.
Yara is moving to Los Angeles from sister-station WKAQ Telemundo Puerto Rico, where she worked as a weekend weather anchor for Telenoticias Fin de Semana at 5 and 10 pm since 2014. She previously worked for TV Azteca and for MEGA TV. A former model and beauty pageant contestant from Puerto Rico, she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Meteorology.