Current solo anchor Sulema Salazar will remain in her role at WZDC when the station switches hands from ZGS to Telemundo on January 1, 2018. But she’ll also have company on the anchor desk.
Telemundo has hired Alban Zamora to co-anchor the station’s 6 and 11 pm weekday newscasts alongside Salazar, who joined the station in 2011. Zamora was most recently a news correspondent for Telemundo Network.
Other newcomers to the station: weather anchor Joseph Martínez from Telemundo’s KTLM 40 and MMJ Alberto Pimienta, who arrives from NY1 Noticias.
The newscast will be rebranded from “Telenoticias Washington” to “Noticiero Telemundo Washington” when it launches with the new team on the first day of the year.
In the purchase agreement filed with the FCC, Telemundo stated its intent to retain the majority of ZGS’s current employees and is on track to maintaining that promise.
In addition to Salazar, it is keeping sports anchor Moisés Linares and multimedia journalists Alonso Castillo, Claudia Curiel and Karla Flores. Daniel Rivera will leave his MMJ role to become a Digital Media Producer.
Telemundo did not confirm what will happen with MMJ Luis Morales, who has been working at the ZGS station since 2014.
María Rozman, WZDC’s News Director since 2015 is departing the station at the end of the year.
Janette Luviano, already in DC for the past several months – when Telemundo was planning the launch of its own station – is leading the news team’s transition and will officially take over as News Director when a local marketing agreement kicks in on January 1.