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Rivals Telemundo and Univision join forces to simulcast disaster relief concert

Rivals Telemundo and Univision join forces to simulcast disaster relief concert

Somos Live Concert - Telemundo-UnivisionFor the first time in Spanish-language television history, Telemundo and Univision are joining forces to simultaneously broadcast a special benefit concert.

The rival networks have teamed up with superstars Jennifer Lopez and ex-husband Marc Anthony for “One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief” to help provide food, shelter, medicine, power and communications to the areas affected by the  devastating natural disasters throughout the southern United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico and other areas in the Caribbean.

“One Voice” will air in Spanish simultaneously on Telemundo and Univision this Saturday, October 14 from 8 to 10 p.m. ET/PT, with NBC joining the telecast for the third hour in English at 10 p.m. The star-studded concert will air time delayed in the West Coast.

Azteca América announced it will also air the “One Voice” benefit concert from 8 to 11 pm ET/PT.

You can read more details about the historic event on Forbes.

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Falcón named SVP of Daytime Programming at Telemundo

Falcón named SVP of Daytime Programming at Telemundo

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Alina Falcón. (Photo: Enrique Tubio/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 an internal email from Ray Warren, President of Telemundo Deportes and Luis Silberwasser, President of Telemundo Network, to whom she’ll report.

In the joint email, the executives state her recent role at Telemundo Deportes, overseeing World Cup programming “will be instrumental to showcasing our daytime entertainment properties to new audiences” during the 2018 event in Russia.

Falcón joined Telemundo as EVP, News and Alternative Programming in 2011, after a 28-year career at Univision.

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Telemundo names Vaqueiro network weekend anchor

Telemundo names Vaqueiro network weekend anchor

Julio VaqueiroJulio 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” on Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30 pm ET alongside Felicidad Aveleyra.

His last day as co-anchor at KVEA is October 20.Telemundo has yet to announce the date of his on-air debut on the network’s weekend newscast.

Vaqueiro joined Telemundo 52 in 2013 as a morning anchor in 2013, before getting promoted to the 6 and 11 pm newscasts. Before that, he was a Mexico City correspondent for Telemundo network’s “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste” and “Noticias Telemundo.”

He previously worked as an editor, reporter and news presenter for Efekto TV in Mexico City.

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Univision, Telemundo win News and Documentary Emmys

Univision, Telemundo win News and Documentary Emmys

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María Elena Salinas with the Emmys for the Univision show “Aquí y Ahora.”

The News and Documentary Emmy Awards were presented tonight in New York City and Univision and Telemundo were both winners.

Univision’s “Aquí y Ahora” picked up two of its three awards, winning Outstanding Newscast Or Newsmagazine In Spanish and Outstanding Coverage Of A Breaking News Story In Spanish for “La Recaptura de El Chapo.” It also won Outstanding Feature Story In Spanish for “La Amazonía: Un Paraíso A La Venta.”

Telemundo scored two awards. The network won an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism In Spanish for its documentary “Cosecha de Miseria” (Harvest of Misery), co-produced with The Weather Channel.

Local station KTLM Telemundo 40 was honored with a national News Emmy Award for Outstanding Regional News Story: Spot News for “Angeles del Desierto.”

You can see the complete list of winners here.

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Telemundo hires Figueroa as entertainment reporter

Telemundo hires Figueroa as entertainment reporter

Rodner FigueroaRodner Figueroa is getting another chance in the TV business.

More than two years after Univision fired him over racist comments about first lady Michelle Obama, the fashion commentator and TV host has been hired at Telemundo.

He’ll join “Al Rojo Vivo” as an entertainment reporter, starting next Monday, October 8.

Figueroa has already taped a promo announcing his return to TV, which has aired on Telemundo network and has been shared on his social media platforms.

After his firing in 2015, Figueroa wrote an open letter apologizing to the First Lady for comments he said were taken out of context. In the letter, he accepts responsibility for his “lack of judgment,” but insisted he could not “accept being called a racist by anyone,” because his own father is Afro-Latino.

Prior to joining Univision, where he worked for 17 years, Figueroa worked as a production assistant and producer at Telemundo.

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Telemundo and Univision raise $20 million to help disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico

Telemundo and Univision raise $20 million to help disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico

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The Mexico, U.S., and Puerto Rico flags are waved during Telemundo’s “Todos Unidos” telethon on September 24, 2017.(Photo: Alexander Tamargo/Telemundo)

Latino audiences have responded to Telemundo and Univision networks’ call to help the communities impacted by the recent natural disasters in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Florida and Texas.

Both networks have raised a combined $20 million for Red Cross relief efforts to bring aid to those communities through last week’s telethons, in addition to local station-organized phone banks, as well as online fundraising initiatives.

Telemundo raised almost $13 million, while Univision collected $6.8 million so far.

A more detailed breakdown of the fundraising and how celebrities are influencing the donation drives is available on Forbes.


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Telemundo 47 picks up Del Villar as 5 pm anchor

Telemundo 47 picks up Del Villar as 5 pm anchor

Edgardo del VillarTelemundo network correspondent Edgardo del Villar is moving on to a new job with the company’s New York station, WNJU 47.

Starting Monday, October 23, he’ll co-anchor the 5 and 5:30 pm weekday editions of “Noticiero 47 Telemundo,” alongside Yaima Crespo.

Nilda Rosario had been co-anchoring the 5 and 5:30 pm shows since they launched in September of last year. She’ll continue to co-anchor the 6 and 11 pm newscasts with Jorge Ramos.

Del Villar has had his share of moves within the network. He first joined Telemundo in 2013 as a correspondent and fill-in presenter several of the network’s programs and was promoted to weekend anchor when “Noticiero Telemundo Fin de Semana” launched a year later. But in March of 2016, he was bumped from the anchor desk to make way for Luis Carlos Vélez, who took over the role.

Prior to joining Telemundo network, del Villar was anchor of “Las Noticias,” Televisa’s primetime newscast in Monterrey, Mexico for 12 years. He also worked as a news director and anchor for several radio networks, including MVS, Radio Fórmula and Núcleo Radio Monterrey for more than 10 years.

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Univision and Telemundo telethons to raise funds for Mexico and Puerto Rico disaster victims

Univision and Telemundo telethons to raise funds for Mexico and Puerto Rico disaster victims

Univision - Telemundo telethonsUnivision and Telemundo will be producing live coast-to-coast specials this weekend in an effort to raise disaster relief funds for the victims of the deadly Mexico earthquake and Hurricane Maria, which has devastated Puerto Rico.

Both networks are using a message of unity for their telethons.

Univision’s “Unidos por los Nuestros” airs tomorrow Saturday and Telemundo’s “Todos Unidos” follows suit on Sunday, September 24.

All money raised will go the Red Cross to specifically benefit those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the earthquake in Mexico, as well as communities impacted in Texas and Florida.

You can read more details on Forbes.

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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.