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Castillo returns to CNN

Castillo returns to CNN

Mariano Castillo has rejoined CNN in Atlanta, more than year after being laid off in a reorganization of CNN Digital. He’s now an editor on The Row, the editorial and story vetting unit that reviews correspondents’ scripts and provides editorial guidance to all CNN networks. In this new role, he’ll also work with CNN en […]

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Ruiz departs NPR to join CNN Digital as Sr Weekend Editor for Politics

Ruiz departs NPR to join CNN Digital as Sr Weekend Editor for Politics

Joe Ruiz is leaving NPR for a more senior opportunity at CNN. He has been hired as Senior Weekend Editor for Politics at CNN Digital, also based in Washington, D.C. “I’m looking forward to working with some of the best people in the industry as I focus on content production and strategy. That’s all I’ve […]

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Maldonado resurfaces as co-host of new podcast with Kate del Castillo

Maldonado resurfaces as co-host of new podcast with Kate del Castillo

Former Univision entertainment reporter Jessica Maldonado has resurfaced with a new project. She is now co-hosting a weekly Spanish-language podcast with actress and friend Kate del Castillo, in which they’ll chat away about about news, entertainment, society and culture from their perspective. “Neteando con Kate and Jessica,” launched today and is available on reVolver Podcasts. […]

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Telemundo Sacramento hires Martínez as co-anchor; Malavé as ND

Telemundo Sacramento hires Martínez as co-anchor; Malavé as ND

Guillermo Martínez and Steve Malavé have joined KCSO-TV Telemundo 33 Sacramento. Martínez will co-anchor the station’s only newscast at 6 pm Monday through Friday with Regina Guillén. He replaces Florentino Mesa, who left the station earlier this year, just months after the launch of the Telemundo Sacramento newscast. Martínez previously worked as primetime anchor at […]

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Falcón named SVP of Daytime Programming at Telemundo

Falcón named SVP of Daytime Programming at Telemundo

Alina Falcón assumes a new role as Senior Vice President of Daytime Programming for Telemundo network, after spending the past year as EVP, FIFA World Cup Programming. In her new role, she’ll head the growth strategy for the network’s daytime programming, including shows “Un Nuevo Día” and “Suelta La Sopa.” The move was announced in […]

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Martínez to retire from Discovery; Medin to replace him

Martínez to retire from Discovery; Medin to replace him

Enrique R. Martínez, President and Managing Director of Discovery Latin America/US Hispanic (DLA/USH) for the past 17 years, announced he will retire at the end of 2017. He’ll be replaced by Fernando Medin, currently the EVP and General Manager for Brazil and the Southern Cone, who has been promoted to lead the company’s DLA/USH division, […]

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WLTV 23 adds Sosa as digital journalist

WLTV 23 adds Sosa as digital journalist

María Alesia Sosa has joined WLTV Univision 23 as a digital journalist. She’ll be producing digital content for the Miami station website. She started the new job last week. A Venezuelan native, she moved to Miami in 2015 to help launch video journalism website HispanoPost.com, working as a reporter and digital journalist. Before moving to […]

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Telemundo names Vaqueiro network weekend anchor

Telemundo names Vaqueiro network weekend anchor

Julio Vaqueiro, currently anchor at KVEA Telemundo 52 in Los Angeles, is leaving the station to become weekend anchor for the network. He’ll be replacing Luis Carlos Vélez, who exited the network in August after a year as the network’s weekend anchor. Vaqueiro will relocate to Miami, where he will co-anchor “Noticias Telemundo Fin de Semana” […]

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.
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