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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.

Mitt Romney, President Obama Agree To Participate In Univision Forums

The Committee for Presidential Debates might have said no, but the candidates have said “yes” to participating in a Univision forum for Hispanic issues.

Produced in participation with Facebook, the forums will take place leading up to the election in November, and will be presented in both Spanish and English. Rather than use a debate format, each forum will feature one of the two candidates, with Univision anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas moderating. There will be interactive elements on Univision’s Facebook page, and on Facebook;’s U.S. politics page.

“These events speak to President Obama and Governor Romney recognizing the important role Hispanic America will play in the elections and in defining the future of our country,” said Univision News President Isaac Lee in a statement. “In our role of informing and empowering our audience, and as part of Univision’s 50-year relationship with this community, these conversations are critically important to the community we serve. This important discussion is increasingly taking place on Facebook and we are excited to utilize the world’s largest social network to get people involved with issues that matter most to them.”

Univision asked the Debate Commission and the candidates to participate in a forum on Hispanic issues. The Commission declined, but the message clearly got across to the candidates.

ABC News Slates 30+ Hours Of Live-Streaming Coverage Of DNC and RNC

ABC News has announced its coverage plans for the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions. At the moment, the news division is getting one hour a night in primetime from 10-11PM to broadcast cover the events, though the network stresses that those are the only confirmed times, and that more hours may be added. Diane Saywer and George Stephanopoulos will lead the network’s coverage.

In addition, ABC is planning more than 30 hours of live-streaming coverage for ABC News digital and Yahoo! from the conventions, and every show, from “GMA” and ‘ABC World News” to “Nightline” will originate from Tampa and Charlotte.

Live-streaming coverage will run from 7:00 PM-11:30 PM, and will be anchored by ABC News political chief Amy Walter and Yahoo!’s DC bureau chief David Chalian, joined by ABC News anchors and correspondents.

Expanding on the previously announced joint events with Univision, Univision anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas will contribute to ABC’s coverage as well.

More information from ABC, after the jump.

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