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.
San 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.
Quevedo posted the news on her facebook page as well as tweeting it:
As of today I not longer work for Univisión. I will miss everybody. My Univisión family.
— Teresa Quevedo News (@TeresaQuevedo34) December 30, 2013
Quevedo has anchored at KMEX since 1997. Media Moves reports, in 2011 Quevedo was replaced at 11:00 p.m. by Felicidad Aveleyra.
Sam 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.
Lourdes 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
“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.
Sandra Thomas, the woman who oversaw news content for Univision affiliates, is no longer with the Spanish language network.
“Sandra has been a great leader at our organization and her tireless work, collaborative spirit and dedication to our mission have made an incredible impact. Please join us in thanking her and wishing her the best in her new endeavors.”
In the brief message, the execs state: “All of these efforts continue to build on Univision’s strategy of flattening the organization and becoming a leaner, more responsive, efficient and dynamic company that is open to constant change.”
Thomas was appointed senior director of local and affiliate news at Univision in June of 2011. She had worked at Univision for 14 years. Read more
Salt Lake City Univision affiliate KUTH has started broadcasting local newscasts again.
The two half hour “Noticias 32 Salt Lake” shows air weeknights at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
“With the launch of ‘Noticias 32 Salt Lake City,’ we are responding to the great appetite the fastest growing community has for consuming local news,” Luis Fernandez-Rocha, senior vice president and general manager of Univision Salt Lake City told HispanicAd.com. “Univision 32 Salt Lake City remains committed to informing the Hispanic community with news of importance to them and we are thrilled to be able to extend our efforts with expanded coverage on a daily basis.”
The news is anchored by news director Irene Caso (pictured left) and features multimedia journalist Viviane Quintela (pictured right). The station uses Univision network’s meteorologist Gloria Carmona for weather updates. Read more
KUVS, the Univision station for Sacramento, CA, revealed its new HD studio and news set.
The set, designed by Sabca Productions, features LED lighting and large background monitors. The station also upgraded its equipment, graphics and weather forecast system.
You can see more pictures of the design after the jump. Read more