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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).

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Paulina Sodi Joins Telemundo Houston

Paulina Sodi is joining KTMD, the Telemundo station in Houston, as the co-anchor of the 5 and 10 p.m. weekday newscasts.

“We are very excited to welcome Paulina Sodi to Houston, as a key member of our growing ‘Noticiero Telemundo Houston’ team,” KTMD president and general manager Tony Canales said in a statement. “We anticipate incorporating Paulina’s extensive television news experience, as well as her strong journalistic background, in all of our news platforms.”

Sodi joins the station from TV Azteca in Mexico City, where she has worked in a variety of roles since 2001. Most recently, she anchored and produced documentaries and special investigative stories.

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Telemundo Names VP of Sales for Houston Station

Telemundo Station Group has named Robert Sarabia vice president of sales for its Houston station KTMD.

“Robert brings great leadership and experience to our sales organization,” said Tony Canales, president and general manager of KTMD.  “We welcome him to our growing Telemundo Houston family, as we strive to provide solutions-based, multi-platform opportunities targeted to serve advertisers’ business needs.”

Sarabia comes to KTMD from Azteca America’s Houston station KYAZ where he was the vice president and general manager. Before KYAZ, Sarabia worked for Univision Network.

“Telemundo Houston is the fastest-growing premium Spanish-language TV station in the market today, delivering significant growth opportunities for advertisers,” said Sarabia in a statement. “I look forward to contributing to KTMD’s momentum by translating continued audience ratings gains into advertiser-focused solutions.”

Meteorologist Irene Sans Joins KTMD

Meteorologist Irene Sans is joining KTMD, the Telemundo station in Houston, according to MediaMoves.

Sans begins as chief meteorologist on January 28. Since 2010, she has been a Telemundo meteorologist seen on WSCV in Miami and KXTX in Dallas.

“Houston is a great city, with great people, lots of culture, and has much to offer in the science field. I am excited to enter a new phase in my career and hope to create awareness among Hispanics about meteorology and the importance of it in our lives,” Sans told MediaMoves.

 

Antonio Canales Named President-GM of KTMD

Antonio Canales will take over as president and general manager of KTMD, the Telemundo station in Houston, on July 16.

Canales joins KTMD from KYAZ, the Azteca America affiliate in Houston, where he was vice president and general manager.

“Tony’s leadership skills, extensive operational and advertising experience, as well as his deep knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Hispanic audience, will be a tremendous asset to achieve KTMD’s business goals and to better serve our community in Houston,” Teleumundo station group president Manuel Abud said in a statement. Read more