As was expected, Telemundo has named Julio Vaqueiro principal anchor of the network’s newscast.
He makes his debut on the 6:30 pm ET/5:30 CT edition of “Noticias Telemundo” on Monday, September 27.
He’ll replace José Díaz-Balart, who leaves the newscast to host his own show on MSNBC and takes on a broader, yet trimmed down role within the Spanish-language network, anchoring monthly specials and major breaking news events.
Vaqueiro moves into the role after anchoring Noticias Telemundo’s late-night weekday newscast at 11:35 PM ET/10:35 CT, launched in 2020 as part of an expansion of Telemundo’s news programming. He’ll also contribute reporting across all of Noticias Telemundo’s news programs, breaking news and special events coverage.
There’s no word yet on who will replace Vaqueiro on the network’s late night newscast.
Since taking over his role as co-anchor of “Noticias Telemundo Fin de Semana,” in 2017, Vaqueiro has also contributed to “NBC News X Noticias Telemundo Reports,” a news initiative between the two networks where bilingual reporters collaborate on stories which air in Spanish on Noticias Telemundo and in English on NBC News. He has also helped expand Noticias Telemundo’s audio content offering with the “Yo Estuve Ahi” podcast featuring news and analysis, and hosted a podcast series produced by the news network’s award-winning investigative unit, Noticias Telemundo Investiga.
Prior to moving up to the network, he was a co-anchor at KVEA-52, Telemundo’s owned and operated station in Los Angeles. A Mexico native, in 2011 Vaqueiro started working for Telemundo as a Mexico City correspondent for “Al Rojo Vivo” and collaborated with MSNBC as a contributor. Before that, he was a reporter and anchor at Efekto TV in Mexico City.