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Alina Falcon To Lead Telemundo’s News Division

Former Univision News president Alina Falcon (pictured right) will be taking over as the chief news executive at NBCUniversal’s Spanish-language network Telemundo, TVNewser has learned. Falcon will become senior executive VP of news and alternative programming at the network in early December, reporting to Telemundo president Emilio Romano.

In her new role Falcon will oversee all news programming for Telemundo, as well as all alternative and reality programming.

Falcon stepped down from her position as  Univision’s chief news and sports executive last December, transitioning to a consulting role with the company. She had been at Univision for 26 years.

Telemundo has been without a news chief since September, when Ramon Escobar stepped down following the departure of network president Don Browne.

The move is significant, as Falcon (once again) becomes the only woman to lead a major U.S. TV news operation. As Romano notes in the official announcement,  Falcon has a proven track record in news, which Telemundo needs if it wants to compete with Univision in that arena.

Update: It’s official. Release after the jump.

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Univision Shakes Up News Leadership

Spanish-language broadcaster Univision is changing up the leadership in its news division, with Alina Falcón stepping aside.

Falcón has been with Univision for 26 years, and was most recently in charge of the network’s news and sports divisions. She will remain as a special advisor to the company.

Journalist Isaac Lee is joining Univision as president of news, while Alexander “Sandy” Brown has been named president of sports.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the ongoing development of Univision’s unmatched news offerings,” said Lee in a statement. ” As a longtime member of the Spanish-language media I have always had tremendous respect for the incredible strides that Univision has made in delivering informative, entertaining and empowering content to the U.S. Hispanic community and feel fortunate to have this opportunity to continue enhancing and expanding the impact of Univision’s news offerings well into the future. I look forward to working with the incredible news operations teams at Univision.”

More information after the jump.

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Don't Blame The Media For WNBA's Shortcomings

How many of you out there are WNBA fans?

C’mon, you can be honest. No judging here.

Now what if ESPN covered the WNBA more? Would you have more interest in the league?

No, right?

Well, former WNBA star Lisa Leslie disagrees, pointing the finger at the media for the league’s shortcomings on the national level.

“It’s really more the media,” Leslie told FanHouse on the WNBA’s struggles. “It’s ESPN. It’s the TNTs of the world … though, really, TNT has done a better job, I have to admit. They’ve covered the WNBA really well, if you have (NBA TV). But ESPN is probably the main focus that drives our sports. Ninety-five percent of sports, you know you can find it on ESPN. Maybe if we had a place [on ESPN] you would be more informed.” Read more