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Michelle Galván named Co-Anchor for “Primer Impacto”

Michelle Galván named Co-Anchor for “Primer Impacto”

Michelle GalvanUnivision Houston anchor Michelle Galván is stepping in as the new co-host for  “Primer Impacto.”

She will be hosting the Univision network newsmagazine alongside Pamela Silva Conde.

Her first day will be March 13.

Galván replaces Bárbara Bermudo. Univision opted to not renew Bermudo’s contract in January.

Galván previously guest co-hosted “Primer Impacto” for two months in 2015, filling in for Bermudo.

Prior to joining Univision Houston, Galván presented the international news segment for “Primero Noticias,” a daily morning news program from Mexico’s Televisa Network.

She previously worked as an anchor on Televisa-owned cable news network Foro TV.

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Bárbara Bermudo out at Univision

Bárbara Bermudo out at Univision

Barbara BermudoUnivision has decided not to renew the contract of “Primer Impacto” co-host Bárbara Bermudo.

Her departure was effective today, with Pamela Silva Conde hosting the show by herself.

A spokesperson confirmed Bermudo is no longer with the company, saying “we thank Barbara for her contributions and wish her well.”

Bermudo has been co-hosting “Primer Impacto” for over 14 years. When she first started in 2002, she was Myrka Dellano’s co-host.

In the years since, she has shared co-anchoring duties with Fernando del Rincón, Ilia Calderón, and most recently, Pamela Silva Conde, who will remain in her current role.

Univision says it will be making announcements about the show in the coming weeks.

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Univision’s “Primer Impacto” celebrates 20 years

Univision News’ award-winning newsmagazine “Primer Impacto” is celebrating its 20th anniversary this weekend with a special primetime edition that takes a look back at the most memorable stories in the history of the show.


“Más Allá del Impacto” will air on the Univision this Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).

The show was initially called “Noticias y Más,” hosted by Raúl Peimbert and Jackie Nespral, for 2 years before the network  rebranded and relaunched it as “Primer Impacto” in 1994.

“Primer Impacto’s” current anchors, Barbara Bermudo and Pamela Silva Conde, will be joined by ex “Primer Impacto” hosts Ilia Calderón and Satcha Pretto, as well as by former reporters and correspondents to share their insights on the stories.

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Several of the show’s hosts are no longer with Univision.  María Celeste Arrarás and Myrka Dellanos, the rebranded show’s first co-hosts have moved on.  María Celeste is the host of Telemundo’s “Al Rojo Vivo” and “Noticiero Telemundo,” while Myrka anchors Noticiero Estrella TV.”

Other high-profile talent of the show:  Fernando del Rincón, now with CNN en Español and Carmen Dominicci, now with Telemundo.

“Primer Impacto” airs live Monday through Friday at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Franco no longer at Univision

Rosana Franco, sports anchor for “Primer Impacto” and formerly co-host of “República Deportiva,” is out of Univision after a 13 year run.  Her last day was yesterday.

In her twitter feed she tells her fans: “After 13 years and 13 days, my time at Univision came to an end yesterday. From the bottom of my heart, I thank each and every one of my colleagues all the love and time we’ve shared…. and to all my twitter friends, thanks for the love and trust you’ve given me…. It’s very clear that without your loyalty and recognition, we’re nothing.”

Rosana has been guest host at “El Gordo y La Flaca” and “Depierta América.” She also hosted “Ver para creer” and covered special sporting events for “Noticiero Univision,” including three World Cups, NBA finals and Superbowls.

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Univision sued over loss of woman’s bones

A woman who says she handed over personal belongings, including bone remains of her mother to Univision in 2004 for a show on descendants of  the Romanov dynasty, has sued the network, its Miami station 23-WLTV, reporter Pablo Padula and producer Pilar Campos of “Primer Impacto,” in Miami-Dade County Court.

According to Marimer Matos, of Courthouse News Service, Ana Teresa Martin says that at Univision’s request, she had her mother, who had been dead for over 25 years and is buried in Colombia, disinterred and sent a tibia, a fibia, a lock of hair, family photos, her mother’s passport photo, and other items to the TV chain, to see if her family is related to the last Russian czars.  The woman claims she let the network borrow the items with the understanding they would be returned to her.

The complaint claims “defendant Pablo Padula then shipped the human remains to an anthropologist at the University of Florida for the purpose of conducting DNA analysis,” but that after three years of trying to retrieve the items, Martin found out that Univision, as well as “Primer Impacto’s” reporter and producer “were maintaining they had no obligation” to her.  The reporter is no longer with the company.  He was fired less than a year after the show aired.

When asked about the lawsuit, a Univision spokesperson stated: “We do not comment on matters in litigation.”

Martin seeks damages for negligence, vicarious liability, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent misrepresentation, conversion and breach of contract.

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Univision announces Silva’s network anchor job

Univision today officially announced that Pamela Silva Conde will be network co-anchor of “Primer Impacto,” effective July 5. She’ll be taking over for Ilia Calderón, who in March was named anchor of “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna.”

News that the wife of Univision Networks President César Conde was named “Primer Impacto” anchor first broke yesterday. An internal memo was sent out to staff this morning and a press release followed.

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Silva to anchor Primer Impacto

Pamela Silva Conde, wife of Univision Networks President César Conde, will join “Primer Impacto” as anchor. People en Español reports an inside source revealed she’ll start participating in several network specials this month and will take over her new anchor duties effective July 5.

Pamela, who was named co-anchor of WLTV-23’s morning weekday newscast in 2008, recently left the desk to become a correspondent for “Aquí y Ahora.” She has been with Univision in several capacities since 2003.

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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. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes, writing about Hispanic media and entertainment. I am also a freelance writer, reporter and producer. 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, later becoming a digital media manager. 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.