Edgardo del Villar, news anchor at Telemundo’s WNJU New York, died Dec. 13 following a two-year bout with brain cancer. He was 51 years old. Del Villar joined WNJU in 2017 after serving as a correspondent and a fill-in anchor for Telemundo network programs Un Nuevo Día and Noticias Telemundo in Miami. A native of […]
Telemundo is moving him from its KXTX Dallas where he has headed news operations since 2017.
Telemundo-owned WNJU New York has added veteran journalist David Rodriguez to the station’s news team. Rodriguez will co-anchor the 5 p.m. weekday edition of Noticiero 47 Telemundo and also work as a general assignment reporter, regularly appearing on the 11 p.m. weekday newscasts. He joins the station on Monday, March 16, with his first on-air appearance […]
Telemundo’s WNJU New York has promoted Alexa Rodríguez to assistant news director, effective Monday, Aug. 5. Endy Rodriguez, the station’s VP of news, said: “Alexa has two decades of local TV experience and is a key member of our newsroom. Her steady hand with our 11 pm newscast is helping us maintain our news leadership in […]
Telemundo-owned WNJU New York (DMA 1) has hired reporters Eliecer Marte and Rosarina Bretón to its news team. Both will provide breaking news and general assignment coverage starting Nov. 14 and Nov. 19, respectively. Marte joins WNJU following more than four years as a national correspondent for the Univision network. In this role, Marte covered Tri-State news for a […]
NBC O&O WNBC New York (DMA 1) has added bilingual journalist Julio “Gaby” Acevedo to its Tri-State reporting team. Acevedo previously led WNBC and co-owned Telemundo WNJU’s San Juan bureau where he chronicled the post-Maria rebuilding process for nearly one year. He will deliver weekday general assignment coverage for WNBC starting Friday, Nov. 2. “Gaby […]
The veteran Hispanic journalist and founder of the Telemundo-owned New York station’s news operation is stepping down after nearly 40 years.
Telemundo-owned WNJU New York today named Victoria Sosa as the new co-host of Acceso Total, the station’s entertainment and lifestyle program that airs weekdays at 10 a.m. She will join Orietta De Luque. She will begin her broadcast duties on Monday, Aug. 20. Sosa served as a weather and entertainment presenter for WNJU from 2011 through 2016. Most recently, […]
Telemundo-owned WNJU New York (DMA 1) has appointed Aida E. Rosario director of community and communications. She began in her new role July 2 and is based at the station’s Fort Lee, N.J., offices. Rosario has been a WNJU community and communications project manager since late April and before that, headed community relations and communications […]
Telemundo-owned WNJU New York (DMA 1) has named John Gonzalez vice president of technology and operations. An industry veteran with more than 30 years of professional experience as a photojournalist, digital editor and technology supervisor, Gonzalez led the design of WNJU’s state-of-the-art broadcast transmitter and oversaw its launch from One World Trade Center in June […]
NBC O&O WNBC New York and Telemundo-owned WNJU there have established a San Juan, P.R., news bureau which will deliver additional coverage of Puerto Rico’s ongoing rebuilding and recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. The new bureau launches today and will operate through February 2018. Led by bilingual reporter Julio “Gaby” Acevedo, the station’s new news bureau […]
Telemundo-owned WNJU New York (DMA 1) is adding Edgardo del Villar to the station’s news team. He will co-anchor the 5 p.m. weekday edition of Noticiero 47 Telemundo starting Monday, Oct. 23. With more than 20 years of experience in reporting news for Spanish-language audiences, del Villar joins WNJU after working as a news […]
In service to the Tri-State’s Spanish-speaking communities, Telemundo’s WNJU New York (DMA 1) has partnered with the Hispanic Federation to answer viewer questions regarding the federal phase out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Starting Thursday, Sept. 14, and continuing to Friday, Sept. 15, viewers can call 1-866-432-9832 between 5 and 7 […]
Telemundo’s WNJU New York (DMA 1) is giving viewers more opportunities to watch its local public affairs program Enfoque en Telemundo 47. The program, which focuses on issues impacting local Spanish-speaking neighborhoods, will now run on a weekly basis starting Sunday, Aug. 6 at 8 a.m. Enfoque en Telemundo 47 is hosted by news anchor Allan Villafaña, a […]
With the push of a button, Telemundo-owned WNJU New York (DMA 1) became the first Tri-State television station to officially resume over-the-air transmissions from One World Trade Center. The station announced this morning, during a special ceremony in Lower Manhattan, that its signal will be powered by the most powerful, solid-state broadcast transmitter ever constructed. “This is a significant achievement,” said Cristina […]
Next week, WNJU is expected to begin over-the-air nighttime transmission testing from One World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. The station’s fulltime regular broadcasts from the site are expected to commence seven to 10 days later. By the end of 2017, five stations will be on air from the new location.
Telemundo’s East Coast flagship station, WNJU New York, today launched Telemundo 47 Investiga, the station’s new investigative unit. Led by WNJU’s new investigative reporter Pablo Gutierrez, Telemundo 47 Investiga will complement the station’s consumer investigative unit, Telemundo 47 Responde by delivering in-depth reports. “We are adding additional resources and taking Telemundo 47’s commitment to investigative journalism to a whole new […]
Telemundo-owned WNJU New York (DMA 1) has named Orietta De Luque as the new co-host of Acceso Total, the station’s entertainment and lifestyle program that airs Monday to Fridays at 10 a.m. De Luque joins Telemundo 47 after working as co-host of Now with Oscar Haza, a weekday morning show on WCMQ-FM Miami that focuses on news, entertainment […]
The veteran sales exec moves from WNBC to oversee local and national sales and business development at the New York Telemundo outlet.
Telemundo-owned WNJU New York (DMA 1) today announced the addition of a new half-hour weekday newscast and the expansion of the station’s news anchor lineup, starting Monday, Sept. 26. With the addition of the new newscast at 5, WNJU will be the market’s only Spanish-language local television station providing viewers with one-and-a-half hours of local […]
Telemundo-owned WNJU New York (DMA 1) today named Cristina Navarrete a general assignment reporter. Navarrete joins WNJU following more than two years at WYTU and WDJT, both Milwaukee. Fully bilingual in English and Spanish, Navarrete has worked as a reporter, producer and fill-in anchor for both stations. She has also served as a reporter with […]
Enabled by the emergence of user-friendly platforms like Facebook, Periscope and Google Hangouts, stations are expanding their use of live streaming to complement regular on-air weather coverage and build a community around the coverage.
Further growing its bilingual meteorologist team, Telemundo’s WNJU New York (DMA 1) on Tuesday added weather anchor Miguel Bedoy to the station’s La Autoridad en el Tiempo (Weather Authority) team. Bedoy will serve as the new weekend weather anchor for Noticiero Telemundo 47 Fin de Semana at 5:30 and 11 p.m. and also support the […]
John Durso Jr. becomes vice president of community and communications for WNBC, WNJU as well as Cozi TV and LX.TV.
Telemundo’s WNJU New York (DMA 1) today added two more journalists to its growing news roster. Cristian Benavides and Luis Gerardo Núñez have been named reporters for Noticiero Telemundo 47 at 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m. Both will work alongside news anchors Jorge Ramos and Yaima Crespo, sports anchor Veronica Contreras and meteorologist Pedro Montoro. Benavides […]
Telemundo’s WNJU New York (DMA 1) today added meteorologist Pedro Montoro to its news staff. Prior to joining WNJU, Montoro was a freelance meteorologist for Spanish-language television stations in Miami and New York, serving the country’s second and third-largest Hispanic television markets. Montoro has also worked as a weather forecaster for the Cuban Institute of […]
Telemundo-owned WNJU New York (DMA 1) has named Alberto Rullán a fill-in anchor and reporter. In this role, Rullán will support all of Telemundo 47’s local newscasts, which air Monday to Friday at 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. and on weekends at 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. His first […]
Telemundo moves her from its Dallas station to oversee news in New York.
José Morales has resigned as VP of News for Telemundo’s WNJU New York. His last official day at the station is Friday, June 5.
Telemundo-owned WNJU New York (DMA 1) today named Nilda Rosario anchor of Noticiero 47 Fin De Semana on weekends at 5:30 and 11 p.m. She will join co-anchor Yaima Crespo and weather anchor Janice Bencosme. Additionally, Rosario will work as a general assignment reporter to support Noticiero 47 Telemundo on weekdays at 5:30, 6 and 11 […]
She joins the Telemundo station from a VP position at Univision Cable Networks. In addition the station also promotes Liliana Aristizabal to vice president of sales.
Carlos Jimenez has been promoted to vice president of finance for NBC Owned Television Stations’ WNBC (NBC) and WNJU (Telemundo) New York. In his new role, Jimenez will oversee the financial strategy and budget for both stations. A finance professional with experience at four different entertainment companies, Jimenez was previously the VP of finance for digital […]
Changes are afoot at the NBC Universal Telemundo station in New York. A new local public affairs show, Enfoque Nueva York (Focus on New York) will launch Nov. 6 at 11 p.m. A news studio is under construction and, in January, the station will return weekend newscasts to the lineup.