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Ortiz named morning anchor at KVEA as Leal returns to KXTX

Alejandra Ortiz - Nancy Leal

Alejandra Ortiz has been named anchor for KVEA Telemundo 52’s 5 and 6 am newscasts.

She’ll replace current morning news anchor Nancy Leal, who is returning to KXTX Telemundo 39 Dallas to co-anchor the station’s weekday 4 and 4:30 pm newscasts with Carlos Zapata.

Ortiz joined the Telemundo Los Angeles station in 2017 as the 6 and 11 pm weekend news anchor. She previously worked as the weekday news co-Anchor for Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas.

Leal returns to Texas screens beginning Monday, April 23. She’ll replace Teresa González who’s leaving the station.

Leal has been morning weekday news anchor at KVEA for the past two years. She previously worked at Telemundo Dallas for 11 years as a reporter and anchor of the weekend edition of “Noticiero Telemundo 39.”

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