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Santana named President of newly created Telemundo Global Studios Salazar quits MegaTV; Moreno will take over newscasts SBS settles multi-million dollar lawsuit with Grupo Radio Centro Zapata promoted to 4 pm weekday anchor at Telemundo Dallas CNN promotes Acosta to Chief WH correspondent
 
Santana named President of newly created Telemundo Global Studios

Santana named President of newly created Telemundo Global Studios

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is consolidating all of the company’s domestic and international scripted production units under one new division, the newly created Telemundo Global Studios. Marcos Santana has been named President of the unit, effective immediately. He’ll now oversee Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. […]

Salazar quits MegaTV; Moreno will take over newscasts

Salazar quits MegaTV; Moreno will take over newscasts

María Elvira Salazar announced her departure from MegaTV live at the end of “Mega Noticiero” last Friday, January 12, almost two years since she launched the newscast on the Miami station. In her farewell message, she told viewers that former Univision 23 anchor Mario Andrés Moreno would take over the newscast starting this week. During […]

SBS settles multi-million dollar lawsuit with Grupo Radio Centro

SBS settles multi-million dollar lawsuit with Grupo Radio Centro

Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) has settled a multi-million dollar talent poaching lawsuit with Grupo Radio Centro after almost two years, and in advance of an upcoming trial. The settlement terms were not disclosed, protected by a confidentiality provision. SBS announced the agreement late on Friday, January 12, stating all pending legal proceedings between the parties […]

Zapata promoted to 4 pm weekday anchor at Telemundo Dallas

Zapata promoted to 4 pm weekday anchor at Telemundo Dallas

Carlos Zapata is moving up from weekends to weekdays at KXTX Telemundo Dallas. Starting Monday, January 22, he’ll be anchoring the station’s 4 pm newscast, alongside Teresa González. His promotion comes as part of a realignment of on-air talent schedules due to the launch of Telemundo’s new midday newscast, which will debut the same day. […]

CNN promotes Acosta to Chief WH correspondent

CNN promotes Acosta to Chief WH correspondent

CNN is promoting Jim Acosta to Chief White House correspondent from Senior White House Correspondent, effective Monday, January 15. Acosta has been covering the White House under the Obama and Trump administrations for CNN since 2013. He has become even more visible over the past year, where his tough questions have prompted WH press secretaries […]

Telemundo network & local stations to launch livestreamed noon newscast; announce anchors

Telemundo network & local stations to launch livestreamed noon newscast; announce anchors

09 January 2018

As Media Moves reported last week, Telemundo is launching midday newscasts. The company made the official announcement yesterday, revealing the name of the new network show. “Noticias Telemundo, Mediodía” will air Monday to Friday at 12:30 pm ET/PT, starting on January 22. The network newscast will follow new shows in 10 local markets across the […]

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LBI Media buys Miami's WGEN for $11 Million

LBI Media buys Miami’s WGEN for $11 Million

08 January 2018

LBI Media, Inc., through its subsidiary KRCA Television LLC, has signed a deal to buy full power television station WGEN-TV in Miami for $11 million, according to an FCC filing. As part of the deal, LBI Media will acquire broadcast licenses, station assets, real property leases and other assets from Mapale LLC, partially owned by […]

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Telemundo to launch midday newscasts

Telemundo to launch midday newscasts

05 January 2018

The Telemundo Station Group will be launching midday newscasts in several stations across the country later this month. Several sources tell Media Moves that New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Chicago and Miami are among the stations that will be adding a half-hour local newscast at 12 pm starting on January 22. According to the […]

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KVUE hires Simmons-Pérez as MMJ

KVUE hires Simmons-Pérez as MMJ

05 January 2018

Pattrik Simmons-Perez has landed a new job as an MMJ at KVUE. He started at the ABC affiliate this week, but is not yet on-air. He moved to Austin from KXXV in Waco, TX, where he got his first on-air break as an MMJ straight out of college in January of 2016. Shortly after, he […]

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WZDC’s rebranded Telemundo newscast wraps first week

WZDC’s rebranded Telemundo newscast wraps first week

05 January 2018

WZDC’s new “Noticiero Telemundo Washington” is wrapping its first week on the air tonight, following its January 1st launch, rebranding, and handover from ZGS to Telemundo. This also marks the first week on the air for the station’s newest members of the anchor team: Alban Zamora and Joseph Martínez. They join former ZGS anchors Sulema […]

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Azteca América and LATV switch channels in LA

Azteca América and LATV switch channels in LA

04 January 2018

Two networks in Los Angeles have moved to different channels as a result of last year’s spectrum auction. Azteca América, which aired on KAZA 54 since 2001, is now on KJLA-57. KJLA was the home of LATV since 2001. The station aired LATV shows, as well as daytime paid programming, until January 1, 2018, when […]

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González named SVP of Programming for iHeartLatino

González named SVP of Programming for iHeartLatino

03 January 2018

Pedro Javier González has been named SVP of Programming for iHeartLatino, based out of Miami. He’ll report to Enrique Santos, iHeartLatino’s Chairman and Chief Creative Officer and Brad Hardin, EVP and General Manager of iHeartMedia’s National Programming Group. González will work with Santos and Hardin to oversee the iHeartLatino brand and programming strategy and help […]

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Revuelta leaves KGNS for new job at KWTX

Revuelta leaves KGNS for new job at KWTX

02 January 2018

Marco Revuelta is leaving his job as an MMJ and weekend anchor at NBC affiliate KGNS for an opportunity in a larger market. His last day at the Laredo station is January 4. He’s moving to KWTX, the CBS affiliate in Waco, TX for a reporter position – a 98 market jump. He starts the […]

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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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