Telemundo’s WWSI Adding Two Newscasts
Telemundo-owned WWSI Philadelphia (DMA 4) will introduce weekday newscasts Primera Edición at 6-7 a.m. and Telemundo62 al Mediodía at noon-12:30.
Both newscasts will launch Monday, April 2, and feature Telemundo62 anchor Syrmarie Villalobos who joined the station on March 5, and weather anchor Alondra Anaya who starts on March 26.
“We’re committed to providing the Latino community with breaking news, weather and traffic information they need to start their day,” said Anzio Williams, Vice President of News for NBC10 and Telemundo62. “This is the fourth time in five years that we have expanded our Telemundo62 programing to serve the needs of our Spanish-speaking communities throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.”
With more than 12 years of broadcast experience, Villalobos comes to WWSI from Puerto Rico, where she served as anchor/reporter at WAPA.
Prior to joining WAPA, she worked as an anchor/reporter and producer at several television and radio stations in Puerto Rico. Villalobos received a regional Emmy award for the breaking news story, “El Paro” in 2017, which detailed the mass protests around Puerto Rico’s economic crisis in May of 2017.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of the Sacred Heart and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.
Also joining the team is weather anchor Anaya. A first-generation Mexican-American, she comes from KNVN and KHSL in Chico-Redding, Calif., where she was a weather anchor and fill-in anchor/reporter. Born in Fontana, Calif., Anaya earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Chico.