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Enrique Acevedo Tapped as Univision Late Evening News Anchor

Univision has tapped Enrique Acevedo to serve as the new co-anchor on its late evening news program “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna.” He will co-anchor alongside Ilia Calderón, who joined the program last year.

Acevedo joins Univision from Telemundo, where he has served as a correspondent and anchor since January, 2011. Before joining Telemundo he was as a correspondent and anchor for Mexico’s Televisa.

More information, after the jump.

AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST ENRIQUE ACEVEDO TO CO-ANCHOR UNIVISION’S LATE EVENING NEWS “NOTICIERO UNIVISION EDICION NOCTURNA”

MIAMI, FL – APRIL 11, 2012 – Univision Communications Inc., the nation’s leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced that Enrique Acevedo has joined its award-winning News team. Beginning in April 23, 2012, Acevedo will co-anchor the national late evening news, “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna,” alongside Ilia Calderón.

“We are excited to have Enrique join our Univision News team’s efforts to inform our community through our highly-regarded ‘Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna,” remarked Daniel Coronell, vice president of Univision News. “Having covered major breaking news events across the globe, Enrique will bring his wealth of knowledge and insight to help make our coverage even stronger.”

Acevedo has reported on key news stories all over the world, including the earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, the AIDS epidemic in Africa, the humanitarian crisis in Haiti and the drug wars in Mexico. He joins Univision from NBC-Telemundo, where he served as special correspondent and anchor. Before that he worked as a senior reporter for Televisa’s special investigations bureau in Mexico where he hosted “La Otra Agenda,” a daily news program on ForoTV, Televisa’s 24-hour cable news channel. Acevedo was also a correspondent for the network’s investigative news magazine “Los Reporteros.” Before joining Televisa, he was a national affairs reporter and special projects editor at Mexico’s leading newspaper Reforma.

He has been honored twice with the National Journalism Award by Club de Periodistas de Mexico (Mexico’s Journalism Club) and is the recipient of the prestigious José Pagés Llergo award. A graduate of Columbia University, Acevedo holds a master’s degree in Journalism and serves on the editorial board of the London- based electronic newspaper, The Periscope Post.

Univision’s award-winning News division is committed to informing the country’s fastest growing segment across all media platforms, including TV, Radio, and Interactive. Hispanics count with the latest and most relevant content that impact the community through: Univision’s evening, late evening and weekend national newscasts, “Noticiero Univision”; political Sunday affairs program, “Al Punto”; newsmagazine programs “Aqui y Ahora” and “Primer Impacto”; as well as morning news on “Despierta America.” Univision also hosts statewide public affairs shows, “Voz y Voto,” in Texas and California. In the last year, Univision has strengthened its news team and expanded its news operations by adding Investigative and Documentary Units.

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