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Esteban Creste Joins Univision New York as News Director

wxtv logoEsteban Creste is joining WXTV, the Univision station in New York, as news director, MediaMoves reports. It is a return to New York for Creste, who began his career as a reporter, host and managing editor at Telemundo New York.

“After a very enriching life on the road, I’m going back home. I’m very happy,” he told MediaMoves.

For the past three years, Creste has been the executive producer and news director for Fox Deportes in Mexico City. He begins at WXTV on July 1.

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Alberto Mier y Terán Named EVP of Univision Television Group

univision_smallAlberto Mier y Terán has been named executive vice president of Univision Television Group. In his new role, Mier y Terán will continue to serve as general manager of KMEX and KFTR in Los Angeles.

In a statement, Univision Television Group president Kevin Cuddihy said Mier y Terán has “done a tremendous job as the general manager of KMEX.”

“He has proved to be a great leader of his team as well as consistently delivering his plans. Since his arrival at UTG four years ago, he has played an integral role in the success of the entire organization,” Cuddihy said.

Mier y Terán has worked at Univision for more than 10 years.

Daniel Morcate Named News Director for Miami Univision Station

morcate croppe wltvDaniel Morcate has been named news director for WLTV, the Univision owned station for Miami, FL.

According to Media Moves, Morcate had been the interim news director since December 2013. Morcate has worked at Univision’s Network News Team where he had been chief newsroom editor for the past 20 years.

He started with Univision as chief writer and special projects producer for WLTV in 1987.

Norma Morato Out as WXTV News Director

wxtv logoAfter 13 years as news director of WXTV in New York, Norma Morato is out at the Univision-owned station. Media Moves has details:

One inside source says she has resigned. Another source says she was seen packing her belongings from her office last Friday signaling she was on her way out. Norma had led WXTV-41′s news department since 2001.
Morato began her career at WXTV in 1981. In 1983, she moved to WNJU, the Telemundo station in New York City, where she was the news director until she joined WCBS in 1986. She rejoined WXTV in 2000.

San Francisco Univision Crew Pepper Sprayed and Robbed

kdtv_logoSan Francisco Police are looking for two suspects who pepper sprayed a news crew from Univision affiliate KDTV and stole their camera.

The robbery happened Monday night in the city’s Mission District.

According to San Francisco Police, two males, thought to be teenagers, ran up from behind the crew while they were breaking down their equipment and pepper sprayed them. The two suspects then took off with the crew’s camera.

The four victims were treated at the scene for eye irritation and released.

KPIX reports this is the third incident in the last six months. In September, a security guard working with a KRON news crew shot a suspect during an attempted robbery.

[Bay City News]

Teresa Quevedo Out at KMEX

Media Moves is reporting Teresa Quevedo is no longer working for Los Angeles Univision owned station KMEX.

Quevedo posted the news on her facebook page as well as tweeting it:

Quevedo has anchored at KMEX since 1997. Media Moves reports, in 2011 Quevedo was replaced at 11:00 p.m. by Felicidad Aveleyra.

She worked at KMEX once before from 1991 until 1993. She has also worked at Telemundo station KVEA and Dallas Univision station KUVN.

Philadelphia Stations to Share News Content

wpvi_wuvpPhiladelphia’s ABC owned station WPVI and Univision station WUVP have announced they’re partnering on news content integration.

As part of the deal, WUVP will launch a live local 11:00p.m. news starting December 26. The two stations will also cross promote newscasts and share news content.

“This partnership will strengthen our news gathering capabilities within the Latino community,” said Bernie Prazenica, president and general manager at WPVI.  “Univision is the premiere Spanish language television brand in America, and we’re excited to share news resources with them.”

The Univision press release said the partnership is “an expansion of Univision’s ongoing efforts with ABC to share news content, already underway in two of the largest Hispanic markets such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. In some markets both stations work on investigative stories while in others they work on a daily basis on news stories and on gubernatorial debates.”

Sam Belilty Named ND at Univision Dallas

univision_smallSam Belilty has been named news director at KUVN, the Unvision station in Dallas, MediaMoves reports. He comes from the Univision station in San Antonio, KWEX, where he has been news director for six years.

Before KWEX, Belilty worked at the Univision station in Fresno, where he held a variety of positions, including news director, creative services director and executive producer of the morning newscast. He is a former correspondent for Radio Caracas Television in Miami.

Univision Names Lourdes Torres VP of Regional News

univision_smallLourdes Torres has been named vice president of regional news for Univision News. In her new role, she will continue in her current role as director of special projects and add oversight for all programming on Univision O&Os.

“Lourdes is an outstanding news professional who has been part of Univision News for over two decades and has a deep understanding not only of our mission and style, but also of the Hispanic audiences we serve,” Daniel Coronell, Univision’s SVP and executive director of news, said in a statement. “With her expertise and her proven success in leading complex projects, she will be instrumental in helping us maintain a gold standard of journalistic excellence across all of our local news platforms.”

Torres joined Univision in 1986 and has held a variety of roles at the network. More in Univision’s release after the jump. Read more

New York’s Longest Serving News Anchor Announces Retirement

pineda_wxtvRafael Pineda, the main anchor for Noticias Univision 41 is retiring after more than 42 years with Univision’s New York owned station WXTV.

“Rafael’s integrity, dedication and connection to our audience have made him one of a kind,” Ramón J. Pineda, senior vice president and general manager of WXTV said in a statement. “Noticias Univision 41 viewers, along with those of us who have had the pleasure to work with him, have benefited from his commitment to quality journalism. Rafael will always have a home, a family, here at Univision 41, and we wish him the best as he enters the next chapter in his life.”

Pineda joined WXTV in 1972. According to Univision he is the longest serving television news anchor in New York.

In November, Pineda will be inducted into the New York State Broadcaster’s Association Hall of Fame. In 2000, he was the first Latino inducted into The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle.

Pineda’s last day will be December 20.

[Media Moves]

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