Categorized | People, TV & Radio

Vélez out at Telemundo

Luis Carlos VelezWeekend anchor Luis Carlos Vélez is no longer with Telemundo. He did not anchor the newscasts this past weekend.

At the end of Saturday’s show, his weekend co-anchor, Felicidad Aveleyra, bid Vélez farewell in a 20-second message.

A spokesperson for Telemundo, who confirmed his departure, issued this statement: “An accomplished journalist, Luis Carlos has been a tremendous asset to Noticias Telemundo since he joined in 2015. We thank him for his dedication and numerous contributions, and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Media Moves reached out to Vélez, but he would not comment on whether he would stay in Miami, return to Colombia or his future plans. However, rumors have already begun to swirl about his potential return to Caracol in Bogotá.

Telemundo has yet to announce who will replace Vélez as weekend anchor.

Vélez joined the network in 2015 as EVP of Network News during a company reorganization. He was moved from that role to the anchor desk in March of last year, displacing Edgardo Del Villar.

Before Telemundo, Vélez was anchor and News Director in Caracol Television in Colombia.

He was previously an anchor and reporter for CNN International based in New York and an anchor for CNN en Español.

Story was updated to include the Telemundo statement.

This post was written by:

- who has written 4614 posts on Media Moves.

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 have also held management positions in the online digital sphere - first as Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org, followed by a role as the West Coast Web editor for impreMedia. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006. I am also a freelance writer, reporter and producer. I founded Media Moves in June of 2007.

Contact the author

14 Responses to “Vélez out at Telemundo”

  1. 305 Bocadillos says:

    No, este man si que no va a ningun Pereira hombre.
    Petardo aqui, en Bogotá, en Atlanta.
    Ni porque otro colombiano lo trajo, es que no la hace en ninguna parte.
    Ancla con salario de Presidente? Ni en las curvas!

  2. Alan says:

    El tipo queria ser protagonista de cualquier forma.
    Hasta lo tuvieron que bajar del caballo durante un debate presidencial porque si o si tenia que estar en el escenario como ancla.
    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, principito.

  3. Dan Rader says:

    Luis Carlos, te damos gracias por tu pasantia en telemundo, porque tu lo que tocas lo vuelves oro y el exito que tenemos los colombianis en el exterior te lo debemos. Eres impecable, profesional y justo como tu padre y lleno de modestia, humildad y con ganas de ayudar a tu projimo.

  4. El Espectador Godo says:

    Pero mijo, venga aca, a quien se le ocurre armarle campañita al Presentador de Apellido Poderoso ?
    Eso funciona alla, bajo el cobijo de la Zona Rosa… aca en Hialeah, es boxeo, no tejo.

  5. AH says:

    Por que el odio con los colombianos, carajo? Puro Mexico, Mexico, Mexico.

    • James says:

      No se trata de odio… Es que desafortunadamente cada vez que un colombiano dirige algun departamento de noticias o corporativo contrata a solo colombianos… Pregúntale a Issac Lee y a otros ejecutivos… Y cuando hay despidos o sacan a ningúno del país bacano…

      • James says:

        Y en el caso de Velez tuvo buenas oportunidades en Telemundo.
        Era uno de los altos ejecutivos pero tenía actitudes como muchos y no quería dejar de estar frente a la pantalla… Su inmadurez lo sacó del aire…hay que tener un buen padrino y el lo tuvo.

    • El Frunas says:

      And with a very shady criminal past in Colombia too.
      Plenty of info out there about them to be read, for those interested.

      • James says:

        Por favor son muchos en los medios con problemas de todo tipo y pasados oscuros
        No viene al caso.
        De todos modos el hombre tiene talento

  6. Isaac no Lee says:

    Univision lo esta acabando gente como Vélez, llenos de egos y ganarla sin sudarla. Por eso la nomina paralela de los F.O.I.L

    • James says:

      Univision no está acabando con gente como Velez, pero si cada vez que se le antoja despide a muchos empleados, así ocurrió no hace mucho, por cierto ninguno que es colombiano fue despedido.. Ahora crearon un centro del clima en TX y botaron a los de las afiliadas, y lo mismo ocurrió con los que daban el segmento de deportes…. Y lo próximo para todas las estaciones de UTG la gran idea de los VJ o MMJ..

    • james says:

      ESO ES CORRECTO!!!!
      ISAAC NO LEE

  7. Isaac no Lee says:

    Y los ejecutivos fantasmas cobrando mas… univision se lo llevo mandinga….

Trackbacks/Pingbacks


.
Sent out on Friday morning, weekly newsletter Media Moves Wrap provides a summary of the week's top stories.

Read why Media Moves launched a crowdfunding campaign and why it needs your support.

Veronica Villafañe, Editor and Publisher



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.
..