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Vélez named News Director of RCN Radio’s La FM

Luis Carlos VelezLuis Carlos Vélez has returned to his native Colombia, where he has been named News Director of RCN Radio’s La FM.

He’ll also be on the air weekday mornings from 5 to 10 am with “La FM con Luis Carlos Vélez,” starting Monday, February 26.

He’ll be dividing his time between Bogota and Miami.

Vélez previously spent two years at Telemundo, joining the company as EVP of Network News in 2015. He was moved from that role to the weekend anchor desk in March of 2016 and exited the company in August of last year.

Prior to Telemundo, Vélez was anchor and News Director at Caracol Television in Colombia.

Before that, he was an anchor and reporter for CNN International based in New York and an anchor for CNN en Español.

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2 Responses to “Vélez named News Director of RCN Radio’s La FM”

  1. CurrambaSoy says:

    Oh mi dolida LoCombia, siempre con mamertos, lagartos y mermeladeando, la puerta giratoria de los favores y los apellidos. Los mismos con las mismas, tan vacana esa vaina.
    Por eso y mas es no vamos a ningun Pereiras.
    Y Nassar ? “otros proyectos” ?…ese cuentico no se lo cree es naiden !

  2. Cafe de Mañana says:

    Bueno y alla, va a ser tambien Jefe, Presentador, Corresponsal y auto Enviado Especial, como hizo aca?
    Bueno, al menos alla no tendra a un Hermano de Congresista que le ponga un parao. Vas bien chino..


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