RCN-owned MundoMax continues to trim its workforce. The network has executed another round of layoffs, eliminating about 17 staffers and over a dozen regular freelancers.
Palmira Pérez, who was doing news briefs for the network, was among the staffers let go. According to sources, the cuts were in multiple divisions, including promotions and programming.
The downsizing began in July of last year, when RCN bought out Fox from the MundoFox joint venture. Immediately after becoming the sole owner, RCN canceled MundoFox’s national newscast, renamed the network and laid off about 35 people.
The following month, MundoMax took over KWHY-22’s signal and canceled local newscasts. About 50 to 60 people lost their jobs – about 40 were from the news department.
MundoMax kept Palmira, reporter Víctor Cordero and news director Ingrid Luquetta to produce news briefs for the network.
Cordero was also among the layoffs. Ingrid Luquetta left MundoMax in January of this year to take on a job as Executive Producer at Telemundo Dallas.
Rumors that MundoMax will move operations to Miami are unfounded, says a network source. For the time being, the skeleton crew remaining in Los Angeles continues to operate out of the Fox building that housed MundoFox and also houses Fox Deportes.
Requests for comment from the network were unanswered.
Miguel L says
What’s the status of Rolando Nichols?
Andy Salcedo says
At last check, he was STILL under a multi-year contract at MundoMax and hasn’t been named in the last round of cutbacks and he may be the last man standing from “Noticias MundoFox”
Orlando Franco says
We already knew this station does not know how to fit/show in the Hispanic Television market (Narco Novelas, Egyptian dubbed series and eliminating from their programing, the Mexican Classic movies) but with the Palmira layoff they just came out and revealed to the Hispanic TV industry they don’t have a clue of what the Hispanic audience want to watch and how important is the LA Hispanic tv audience.what they need to do is start the layoffs again but this time, from the top down…