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Telemundo Station KVEA Beats Univision’s KMEX For the First Time in 27 Years

telemundoLos Angeles Telemundo station KVEA is celebrating a huge accomplishment: finally beating Univision rival KMEX in the ratings.

According to Nielsen data, “Noticiero Telemundo52″ at 11:00 p.m. was the most-watched local program for adults 18-49, regardless of language, during September 2014.

“Securing the No. 1 spot in our market for this key demographic at 11:00 p.m. and regardless of language – for the first time in 27 years – confirms that we are delivering our viewers the local news and information they want,” Celia Chavez, president and general manager of KVEA, said in a statement. “We have a dynamic news team that works passionately to provide our viewers with the information they need and we will continue to deliver live, local breaking news and aggressive weather coverage for the communities we serve.”

The show averaged a 1.4 rating (107K impressions) for adults 18-49 and averaged a 36 percent audience share among all other Spanish-language stations in the market in this time frame.

The last time KMEX was knocked off the #1 spot at 11:00 p.m. (among adults 18-49) was October 2011.

Texas Station Group Adds News Director

Amie Hudspeth has been named news director at the Victoria Television Group in Victoria, Tex.

Station GM Jeff Pryor told TVSpy, Hudspeth starts next Monday. Hudspeth replaces Jennifer Dodd who left in July to work as assistant news director at KENS in San Antonio.

Hudspeth was assistant news director at WNCT in Greenville, N.C. She has also worked at WOAI in San Antonio, Tex. and KEYE in Austin, Tex.

The Saga Communications owned Victoria Television Group owns and/or operates the ABC (KAVU), NBC (KMOL), FOX (KVCT), Telemundo (KVTX), CBS (KXTS), and Univision (KUNU) stations in the Victoria market.

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Telemundo Stations to Add Newscast and Staff

telemundo logoStarting Monday, November 3, Telemundo will launch a weekday 5:30 p.m. half-hour newscast in 14 markets.

The NBCUniversal owned station group also said it will hire nearly 30 employees to support the expanded news schedule.

“Today’s announcement marks a new era for the Telemundo Station Group and Spanish-language news,” Manuel Martinez, president of the Telemundo Station Group said in a statement. “All of our stations have a commitment to deliver the best local breaking news and  weather to our viewers and this expansion will help.”

The new newscast will debut at Telemundo stations in Los Angeles (KVEA), New York (WNJU), Miami (WSCV), Houston (KTMD), Dallas-Fort Worth (KXTX), Chicago (WSNS), SF Bay Area (KSTS), San Antonio (KVDA), Phoenix (KTAZ), Tucson (KHRR), McAllen (KTLM), Denver (KDEN), Philadelphia (WWSI) and Las Vegas (KBLR).

Reporter Sandra Bermúdez Joins San Francisco’s KSTS

9beb91bea2e560c6_orgSandra Bermúdez has joined Telemundo-owned KSTS in San Francisco as a reporter, the network announced Wednesday. “Sandra’s excellent journalism skills will help us deliver the latest information and breaking news to our Bay Area viewers,” said Freddy Oldenburg, Vice President of News at Telemundo 48. “We are very excited to have Sandra join our team.”

Bermúdez previously worked as the morning anchor Univision’s KUVN in Dallas. She also worked as a morning anchor. Previously, Bermudez worked at Univision San Diego where she was the anchor for both the morning and evening newscasts. She has also worked at Televisa in Mexicali, Mexico as an anchor.

Dallas-Fort Worth Telemundo Station Adds Weekend Weather Anchor

gonzales croppedTeresa Gonzalez will join KXTX Telemundo 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth as weekend weather anchor.

Starting Saturday, Gonzalez will join Nancy Leal and sports anchor Erik Mora for the 4:30 and 10:00 p.m. shows.

“We are excited to welcome Teresa to Telemundo 39,” Karen Mendez, VP of News for Telemundo 39 said in a statement. “I am confident she will help us deliver the best live and breaking weather coverage our viewers seek and deserve.”

Gonzalez comes to Telemundo 39 from KUNS in Seattle, Wash. where she was news and weather anchor. She has also worked as a producer and morning show host for Azetca America in Eugene, Ore. and as a reporter and producer at KMTR.  She started her career at KEZI as a producer.

Telemundo Station Expands in Rio Grande Valley

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KTLM, the NBC Universal-owned Telemundo station, has expanded its broadcasts. The station has added a new team of anchors to “Noticias Telemundo 40” and has expanded its live news coverage on weekdays at 10:00 p.m. and on weekends at 4:30 and 10:00 p.m.

The Rio Grande Valley station has hired Hugo Magallan as weekday news co-anchor and Elizabeth Robaina as a weather anchor, while promoting Hector Zapata to sports anchor and Ana Cecilia Mendez to weekend anchor.

Magallan previously worked at Univision McAllen, while Robaina comes from WAPA in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The new team has joined “Noticias Telemundo 40″ anchor Dalila Garza and “Acceso Total” entertainment reporter Mayra Galvan weekdays at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

The new anchor team’s first show aired yesterday.

(Pictured: Elizabeth Robaina and Hugo Magallan)

Telemundo Announces Changes in Sales Leadership

telemundo_304x200The Telemundo Station Group announced a few changes in its sales leadership team.

Matt Boxer was named VP of Business Development, Joe Napolitano was named VP of the National Sales Offices and Jenney Valverde was named VP of Sales Marketing.

Mike Chico, SVP of Sales for the Telemundo Station Group said in a statement, “Matt, Joe and Jenney each bring valuable insights and years of experience to our sales team and I look forward to working with them.”

Boxer will head up a newly created team of five Business Development Directors. He spent 18 years at Univision working in various sales leadership positions at Univision’s local stations in Miami and New York. He has also served as VP of Marketing and Strategic Solutions for the Univision Station Group and as SVP of the Client Development Group. Boxer comes to Telemundo from Meredith Xcelerated Marketing.

Napolitano will oversee the National Sales Offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Mexico City. He has worked at Telemundo since 2004.

Valverde was most recently the senior director of Sales Marketing for the Telemundo Station Group. She started her career with NBCUniversal as a page 17 years ago.

Frederik Oldenburg Joins Telemundo Las Vegas as Sports Anchor

Frederik-OldenburgFrederik Oldenburg has been named sports anchor for “Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas” at 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Oldenburg made his first on-air appearance on Telemundo Las Vegas this past Monday August 11, joining news anchor Beatriz Moncayo and weather anchor Leticia Castro.

“It is an honor to be a part of the Telemundo Las Vegas news team,” Oldenburg said in a statement. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to inform the Las Vegas Hispanic community about the sports teams and players they are interested in and look forward to providing engaging reports for our viewers every day.”

Prior to this position, Oldenburg had been host and reporter for “Anótala,” a sports debate-style news program for Canal Plus Entertainment in Caracas, Venezuela.

Telemundo San Antonio Adds Audrey Savage as VP of Sales

savage san antonioKVDA, Telemundo San Antonio, has named Audrey Savage VP of Sales.

Savage, who starts next Monday, will be responsible for developing and implementing all local, national and digital sales strategies for the station.

“This is a very exciting time to be a part of the Telemundo Station Group family,” Savage said in a statement.

She most recently worked as the local sales manager for Telemundo 39 Dallas-Forth Worth. Between 2003 and 2012, she was the local and national sales manager for Univision and Telefutura in Dallas.

Telemundo Bay Area Adds Sportcaster

TM_Master_ID_RGB_AWTelemundo 48 Area de la Bahia has added Gabriel Sotelo as sports anchor for its evening news and Telemundo Deportivo Edicion Gigantes, the San Francisco Giants highlight show.

“I am very excited and honored to join Telemundo 48’s team to help deliver sports news to the Bay Area’s Hispanic community,” Sotelo said in a statement.

Sotelo will join anchors Blanca Garza, César Bayona and weather anchor Gabriella Dellán on the San Francisco Bay Area Telemundo owned station’s 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. news beginning Monday, August 18.

Sotelo last worked as morning anchor for Despierta San Diego at Univision’s KBNT in San Diego. He has also worked as a reporter for En Contacto Con Los Chargers, the San Diego Chargers highlight show on KBNT.

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