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González named anchor at Univision Phoenix

Leon Felipe GonzalezLeón Felipe González has left KDTV Univision 14 in San Francisco.

Starting this Monday, February 6, he joins the KTVW Univision 33 in Phoenix news team as 5 and 10 pm weekday co-anchor.

He replaces Sergio Urquidi, who was ousted in January, after the station decided to not renew his contract.

González will be teamed up with Heidi Renpenning, who had been solo anchoring the newscasts since Urquidi’s departure.

González had previously been 6 and 11 pm weekday anchor at Univision 14 since 2012. Before that, he spent 10 years as a Univision network correspondent in Mexico City. He also worked as a reporter for Televisa and TV Azteca.

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2 Responses to “González named anchor at Univision Phoenix”

  1. Math101 says:

    Ascendio un punto en Mercados Hispanos.
    Descendio seis, en Mercados Anglos.
    Interesante.

  2. Mari says:

    La verdad tengo anos en no ver Noticias Univision 14. Ahora solo vemos Telemundo noticias en casa.

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.
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