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Lourdes Dávila Named VP of Sales at Telemundo Puerto Rico

Lourdes-Davila1WKAQ, the Telemundo station in Puerto Rico, has announced the promotion of Lourdes Dávila to vice president of sales.

“With nearly three decades of experience working in television advertising, I have no doubt in my mind that Lourdes will help our sales team maximize the variety of advertising opportunities that exist through Telemundo Puerto Rico and our digital platforms,” José Cancela, president and general manager, Telemundo Puerto Rico, said in a statement. “I look forward to seeing our station serve as a conduit for local advertisers and achieve new levels of success.”

She had been local sales manager at the station since 2008.

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Telemundo’s KVDA Adds 4:30 PM Newscast

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KVDA, the Telemundo station in San Antonio, has added a 4:30 p.m. newscast to its current 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. lineup.

According to MySanAntonio.comAlex Hernandez will anchor “Noticias 60 Telemundo,” along with meteorologist Lilian Perez and sports anchor Jonathan Solarte. The half-hour show will focus on issues affecting the Spanish-speaking community in the Alamo City.

“Spanish language viewers want and need more news, weather and live local programming,” Manuel Martinez, president of Telemundo Station Group, said in a statement. “We have a responsibility to provide them with the information they need to help them lead better lives.”

“Noticias 60 Telemundo” debuted on Monday.

Telemundo Adds Early Evening Newscasts At 14 Owned Stations

Telemundo-304Because of an investment from parent company NBCUniversal, 14 Telemundo owned stations are adding a half-hour early evening newscast starting today.

According to the press release, “The new local half-hour news programs will launch in 14 markets at 5:30 PM EST / PST and 4:30 PM CST / MST.”

“We want to be at the forefront of delivering Hispanic-Americans all across the United States the local news, weather and information they want,” Valari Staab, president of NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations said in a statement. “The strategic investment made at our local Telemundo stations have helped them achieve new levels of success as they provide the high-quality local news and information that Spanish-language viewers have been asking for and deserve.”

Carlos Rausseo Promoted to Sports Anchor at KDEN

TelemundoKDEN, the Telemundo station in Denver, has announced the promotion of Carlos Rausseo from multimedia journalist and back-up anchor to sports anchor.

Rausseo will join news anchor Guillermo Martínez and weather anchor Javier Castro for “Noticiero Telemundo Denver” at 4:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

“We are thrilled that Carlos will officially join our anchor team to help Telemundo Denver deliver the latest sports news and information to our Spanish-language viewers,” KDEN news director Pedro Calderón Michel said in a statement. “His journalistic experience, which has earned him an Emmy award, will strengthen our local news operation and the commitment we have to better serve our Hispanic community here in Denver and throughout Colorado.”

Rausseo’s first day on-air is Monday, November 3.

Yulieth Botello Promoted to Video Journalist at KTLM

telemundo1Telemundo’s KTLM has promoted Yulieth Botello to video journalist for “Noticias Telemundo 40” airing weekdays at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. She’ll join co-anchors Hugo Magallan and Dalila Garza, weather anchor Elizabeth Robaina, sports anchor Hector Zapata and entertainment reporter Mayra Galva on the show.

Botello had been a production assistant and assistant assignment desk editor at the Rio Grande Valley station since May 2014.

“We are very excited to welcome Yulieth as our new video journalist for Noticias Telemundo 40,” Jose Flores, president and general manager of KTLM, said in a statement. “I am certain that she will help our news team deliver the news and information that our viewers want and deserve.”

Her first day on-air was this past Tuesday.

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.

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.

Enrique Teuteló Named Co-Anchor at Telemundo 39

telemundoTelemundo 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth has announced the addition of Enrique Teuteló as co-anchor of “Noticiero Telemundo 39″ at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Teuteló will join co-anchor Norma Garcia, sports anchor Ramon Diaz and meteorologist Néstor Flecha.

“I am honored and thrilled to join Telemundo 39 and looking forward to working with this award-winning team to help report on issues of importance to the Hispanic community,” Teuteló said in a statement.

Prior to this position, Teuteló had been the morning anchor for Univision’s WXTV in New York. His new job is effective immediately.

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