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Sergio Urquidi Joins Univision Arizona

Sergio Urquidi is joining Univision Arizona as lead anchor for the evening and late-night newscasts in Phoenix and Tucson.

Urquidi will be based in Phoenix. He joins Mary Rabago and Felipe Corral at the KTVW anchor desk.

“We are pleased to welcome Sergio Urquidi to one of the best news teams in the country,” Univision Arizona VP-GM Roberto Yañez said in a statement. “Urquidi’s experience will be a wonderful addition to this team, which has shown their commitment to the community day after day by reporting on the issues that affect our state.”

Urquidi was most recently the lead anchor for “El Opiniario,” a news, features and onion show that airs on SOI TV. He worked at Univision from 1997-2009 as a weekend anchor for the national newscast, “Noticiero Univision,” as well as senior correspondent and substitute anchor for the late-night newscast, “Última Hora.”

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KUDF Launching Tucson’s Only Local Spanish-Language Newscast

KUDF, the Azteca America affiliate in Tucson, is preparing to launch the market’s only locally-produced Spanish language newscast. Inside Tucson Business has details on the newscast, which comes on the heels of an ownership change at the station:

Viewers should expect to see frequent “Mexico regional programming, mostly from the north” with both hard news and useful information for travelers, said Roberto Lemen Meyer, 44, a Hermosillo businessman and principal of the new ownership group, LM Media Group.

The 30-minute local newscast is planned to air at 5:30 p.m. following Azteca America’s half-hour network newscast. As a precursor to the launch, KUDF is currently running five-minute, locally-produced “news capsules” at the end of the network newscast.

KUVE, the Univision affiliate in Tucson, broadcasts newscasts from the network’s Phoenix station, KTVW. Newscasts on KHRR, the Telemundo station, originate from Dallas.

Juan Villa Named News Director at Univision O&O KTVW

Juan Villa is set to become news director of Phoenix’s KTVW.

Villa will succeed Marco Flores, who recently left KTVW to join Univision’s Los Angeles O&O KMEX.  He’ll officially join the KTVW newsroom in February.

Villa is familiar with the Phoenix market, having recently served as an executive producer at Telemundo station KTAZ.  Before joining KTAZ, Villa worked for La Voz, the city’s Spanish language newspaper, as a general assignment reporter.

Villa is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. [via Media Moves]