Barely a week after cutting 100 jobs at local stations nationwide, Univision is announcing the launch of local versions of its “Edición Digital” newscast in California, Texas, Florida and New York.
“Edición Digital” is touted as the first newscast conceived, designed and produced for simulcast on digital platforms and live broadcast television.
The new 30-minute midday newscasts, which aim to take a hyper-localized approach to news coverage, will air immediately following “Noticiero Univision Digital, Edición Digital” at at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT (11:30 a.m. CT).
“Edición Digital” versions in California, Dallas, Miami, and New York will premiere on local Univision stations and via streaming on local Univision websites on Monday, April 17. The Houston edition debuts May 8.
“Edición Digital” California will be anchored by Yarel Ramos and cover stories from Los Angeles, Bakersfield, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Fresno airing on Univision’s local California stations Univision 34, Univision 39, Univision 14, Univision 19, and Univision 21 respectively, and streamed on univisionca.com.
In other parts of the country, the newscasts will be anchored by Miguelangel Piñero and Johana Suarez in Dallas; José Luis Nápoles and Eileen Cardet in Miami; Rafael Bello and Patricia Fuenmayor in New York and Osvaldo Corral and Laura Sierra in Houston.
The local noon newscasts will follow the formula of “Noticiero Univision Edición Digital,” premiered at noon on September 12, 2016.