Telemundo has confirmed Adamari López is departing Hoy Día, where she had been on of hosts of the network’s three-hour morning show for the past 11 years.
The Puerto Rican host and actress joined the early morning program in 2012, then called Un Nuevo Dia.
The show, which has gone through 6 name changes in 16 years, underwent at least two revamps and numerous talent changes during Lopez’s tenure.
News of her exit came as a surprise, as the network had included her in a press release just a day earlier, announcing the extension of Hoy Día for a fourth hour, starting next Monday, April 10, listing her as one of the hosts.
Telemundo released the following statement today, Thursday about her departure:
“After 11 years with Telemundo, Telemundo and Adamari Lopez have mutually agreed this is an appropriate time for her to leave her role as host of Hoy Día. Adamari has been an integral part of Telemundo’s mornings for more than a decade, helping US Hispanics jump start their day with her lively and charming personality. She is a multi-faceted and highly talented television host who has been part of numerous network specials and shows, always bringing her charisma, authenticity and charm to connect with and serve our audience. We are deeply grateful for her contributions and unwavering dedication to Telemundo and hope to collaborate with her on future projects.”
Lopez has yet to comment publicly about her unexpected exit.