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The Sunday Ticker: Al, Jose, Maria Elena

  • The Weather Channel’s “Wake up with Al” celebrates its 5th birthday today. Last week, hosts Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams took a look back at the biggest storms, biggest guests and best remotes since the show launched July 20, 2009.

  • MSNBC and Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart will receive the Rubén Salazar Award for Communications at the NCLR annual convention in Los Angeles Tuesday. The organization presents the award to a professional dedicated to portraying news relevant to US Hispanics.

  • Univision News anchor María Elena Salinas travels to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, to get to the root of the current crisis at the U.S. border where more than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained. Her special report will air on Univision tonight at 7 pm ET/PT.

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Univision’s Maria Elena Salinas Reacts to ABC, MSNBC Cinco de Mayo Coverage

Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas was on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” this weekend talking about the Cinco De Mayo coverage on MSNBC and ABC. Salinas, who co-anchors “Noticiero Univision” with Jorge Ramos, said she didn’t find the incidents “insulting,” but noted they “show a lack of understanding of this so-called holiday.”

“I don’t think they meant any harm,” Salinas told Brian Stelter. “I really don’t think that the purpose of doing this was to insult. But if as a journalist you want to be accurate, then you have to be completely accurate — not only with the holiday and the date of the holiday, but you perpetuate the stereotype of that picture of the Mexican taking a siesta under a tree wearing a sombrero, and that is not necessarily what Mexicans are all about.” Watch:

María Celeste Arrarás Named Co-Anchor Of ‘Noticiero Telemundo’

Telemundo has named María Celeste Arrarás as the co-anchor of evening newscast “Noticiero Telemundo.” Arrarás, known as “María Celeste” on her Telemundo newsmagazine “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste,” will appear alongside current anchor José Díaz-Balart. She will continue to host “Al Rojo Vivo.”

The addition of María Celeste is meant to help bolster Telemundo’s evening newscast, which–while growing–is still a distant second among Spanish-language viewers behind Univision’s “Noticiero Univision.”

Univision’s newscast also has a two-person anchor team, led by Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas. Until the addition of María Celeste, Diaz-Balart was flying solo on Telemundo’s evening newscast.

María Celeste has also appeared on NBC News programming, including “NBC Night;y News,” “Today” and “Dateline.” NBC is the parent company of Telemundo.
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ABC News Wins Five Gracie Awards

The winners of the 2013 Gracie Awards have been announced.  ABC News leads the way with five Gracies, including for outstanding reporter/correspondent Martha Raddatz, outstanding anchor Robin Roberts and outstanding news/non-fiction producer Keturah Gray. Brian Ross‘ investigation on Medicare fraud also won for outstanding investigative feature.

CBS News notched three awards, for reporting on “CBS This Morning,” “CBS Evening News” and CBS News Radio. NBC wins one, for Natalie Morales‘ “My Kid Would Never Do That” series on “Dateline.”

CNN won two awards, including for outstanding breaking news coverage for its coverage of the Gaza-Israel conflict.

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski won for outstanding host and Univision’s Maria Elena Salinas was named outstanding anchor.

The winners (view the full list here) will be honored at the Gracies Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 21.

The Afternoon Ticker: Shenfield, Obama, Gore

  • David Shenfield has been named Director of Talent for the ABC/Univision joint venture. Shenfield has worked at RNN, “Live with Regis and Kelly,” “CBS Early Show” and iVillage Live. He’ll be the point person for bringing on air and behind the scenes talent to the new channel.

  • Univision’s Maria Elena Salinas got a sit-down with President Obama today to discuss immigration reform and other topics relevant to the Hispanic community. The interview airs tonight and tomorrow night on Noticiero Univision.

  • Al Gore continues to make the media rounds. The former Vice President and former co-owner of Current TV will be on PBS Newshour tomorrow night to discuss his new book The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.

Univision’s Evening, Late Night Newscasts Post Gains During November Sweep

Univision’s evening and late night newscasts had a strong November sweeps period, particularly among younger viewers.

“Noticiero Univision,” the network’s evening newscast anchored by Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas, averaged 2.1 million Total Viewers and 1.0 million A25-54 viewers during the November sweep. The broadcast improved its audience for all four weeks in November and posted year-over-year increases across all the key demographics, including a +7% increase among A25-54 viewers.

Univision’s late night newscast, “Noticiero Univision Edicion Nocturna,” averaged 1.5 million Total Viewers and 745,000 A24-54 viewers during the November sweep. The program, anchored by Enrique Acevedo and Ilia Calderón, increased +7% in Total Viewers and +10% in younger viewers compared to last year’s sweep. Compared to ABC’s “Nightline,” CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” and NBC’s “Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” it was the only program to post a year-over-year increase among younger viewers.

Univision’s Election Night Plans

Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas will anchor Univision’s election night beginning at 7pmET on Tuesday night. Coverage, which originates from Miami, will continue through 3amET Wednesday morning.

Ramos and Salinas will be joined by Enrique Acevedo, Felix de Bedout, Lourdes Ramos and Gerardo Reyes. Lourdes Meluzá will be report from the Romney campaign headquarters in Boston and Luis Megid will be the Obama’s campaign in Chicago.

Univision will also have a special edition of ““Despierta América” on Wednesday morning at 7amET. More details in Univision’s release, after the jump. Read more

Univision At 50: The Most Powerful Name In Spanish-Language News

The Hollywood Reporter‘s Marisa Guthrie writes an in-depth look at the state of Univision in next week’s issue. The network, which turns 50 this year, and is still by far the most-watched Spanish-language network on television, commanding 73% of the market.

News is a big part of Univision’s history, and a big part of Guthrie’s profile. Maria Elena Salinas and Jorge Ramos, who have anchored Univision’s nightly newscast “Noticiero Univision” since 1986, talked about the changes:

“I’ve been with the company for 31 years, and I can tell you there’s been a humongous change,” says Salinas of the network, which celebrates 50 years in business this year. “When we started, there were 14 million Hispanics, now there are [more than] 50 million. Before, we had to beg for interviews and explain who we were. Now the doors to the White House are open to Univision. We don’t have to go knocking on their door, they come knocking on ours.”


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News And Doc Emmy Awards: PBS, ABC, CBS Lead List Of Winners

The 33rd News and Documentary Emmy Awards were handed out last night in New York City. PBS led all networks with nine awards thanks to its documentary programming, while ABC and CBS News tied for seven awards each. NBC News took home three Emmys, CNN and CNN/I, Discovery Channel and HBO each took home two, with Nat Geo Channel, Science Channel, Showtime and The NY Times all taking home one Emmy.

Among the notable winners: ABC’s “Nightline” and CBS’ “60 Minutes” each took home five Emmys, leading their respective networks. ABC won Emmys for its Solyndra investigation, as well as Christiane Amanpour‘s interview with Gadhafi. Over the last three years, ABC News had won a combined four Emmys, so the seven this year are a big deal for the organization. CBS won an Emmy for its “Fast and Furious” investigative work. CNN won for “AC360″‘s bullying special and the network’s coverage of the Mubarak stepping down in Egypt. NBC won for its “Education Nation” summit and Bob Costas‘ devastating interview with Jerry Sandusky on “Rock Center.”

Univision’s Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas were given lifetime achievement awards.

The full list of winners is available here.

The Ticker: Bloomberg, Univision, Cooper

  • Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and former House Democratic leader Dick Gephardt are co-hosting Bloomberg TV’s “Street Smart” today. The two politicians will join Trish Regan and Adam Johnson from 4-5pmET as part of the network’s “Economy Election” coverage.
  • As if Anderson Cooper didn’t have quite enough on his plate, the CNN anchor and syndicated talk show host has launched a daily Spreecast that will take place on weekday mornings. Cooper will discuss the day’s top headlines and take viewer questions.

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