KVEA Names Alejandra Ortiz Weekend News Anchor
Telemundo’s KVEA Los Angeles (DMA 2) appointed Alejandra Ortiz news anchor for the station’s weekend newscasts, Noticiero Telemundo 52 a las 5:30 PM y 11 PM. Ortiz will join Sports Anchor Saul Rodriguez and Weather Anchor Yara Lasanta. She will make her on-air debut in mid-to-late April.
Ortiz joins KVEA from sister-station Telemundo’s KBLR Las Vegas, where she worked as the weekday news co-anchor for Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas. Prior to joining KBLR in 2016, she worked for CM& — the Colombian news network launched in the early 1990s. While at CM&, Ortiz was an anchor for the network’s national and international newscasts.
Prior to this, Ortiz worked at various other Colombian television networks, newspapers, magazines and radio stations as a producer, reporter, scriptwriter and radio host. Ortiz is tri-lingual (Spanish, English and French) and has hosted, produced and scripted television shows in all three languages.
Ortiz earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia. While in college, she interned for Telemundo Network’s Noticiero Telemundo and Time Warner Cable’s 24/7 Spanish-language channel in New York City, NY1 Noticias. She has also served as a contributor to news outlets including CNN en Español.