WNEU will no longer have Telemundo Boston branded newscasts. Effective immediately, the station’s weekday newscasts have been renamed “Noticiero Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra” (Telemundo New England News).
The move comes two weeks after Telemundo announced the purchase of 13 ZGS stations, including WRDM in Hartford.
The company is quickly capitalizing on the acquisition, simulcasting the Boston newscasts to expand its reach in the New England area.
To that end, it has hired video journalist Juan Carlos Meauri to cover Hartford and Connecticut news, based out of WRDM.
Starting today, the station also adds two new 30–minute newscasts to its lineup, airing Monday to Friday at 5 and 5:30 pm.
Grace Gómez, who joined WNEU as an MMJ in 2015, will anchor at 5 pm. José A. Rivera Adrovet, who has been anchoring at 6 and 11 pm since the station launched its newscasts, adds the 5:30 show to his duties. Weather anchor Cecy del Carmen and sports anchor Pedro Castro Amare round up the team.
Multimedia journalists Arianne Alcorta, Betsy Badell and Jorge Ernesto Viñals will continue to cover Boston-area news for all shows out of Newton, MA, where the station’s studios are headquartered.
The news expansion comes two years since WNEU launched Boston’s first live, local weekday newscasts at 6 and 11:00 pm.