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Ramon Zayas, Claribel Collazo Join Telemundo Philadelphia

ramon zayasTelemundo Philadelphia has made two key hires ahead of the launch of local newscasts next year: Claribel Collazo joins the station as assistant news director and Ramon Zayas (pictured) has been named 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. anchor.

Zayas joins WWSI from Telemundo Network News in Miami, where he has been the anchor of “Un Nuevo Dia” since 2011.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ramon to our growing team,” Anzio Williams, vice president of news for Telemundo Philadelphia and WCAU, said in a statement. “He brings a wealth of journalism and broadcasting experience with him, and will play a vital role as we prepare for the launch of our January newscast.”

Collazo was most recently the news director at Telemundo Orlando.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of this news team,” she said. “I believe in connecting with the community and covering real issues with a team of trusted journalists.”

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Telemundo Philadelphia Prepping for Launch of Local Newscasts

WWSI, the Telemundo station in Philadelphia, is planning on hiring 15 people in preparation for the launch of local newscasts next year.

The station is hiring 15 people in a variety of roles, including reporter, producer, anchor and photographer. WWSI will launch high definition Spanish language newscasts at 6 and 11 p.m. beginning in January.

“We’re looking for talented Spanish-speaking journalists who are passionate about delivering the Hispanic community the local news and information that is important and relevant in their lives,” Eric Lerner, president and general manager of Telemundo Philadelphia and WCAU, said in a statement.

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Telemundo Station Group Completes Acquisition of WWSI in Philadelphia

Telemundo Station Group has completed the acquisition of WWSI from ZGS Communications. The station will become the Telemundo O&O in Philadelphia.

“The acquisition of our affiliate WWSI further demonstrates our commitment to the local communities we serve,” Telemundo Station Group president Manuel Abud said in a statement. “We look forward to continue strengthening ties with our viewers in the Philadelphia DMA and providing them with a richer and engaging experience.”

In September, WWSI will relocate to share facilities and resources with WCAU, the NBC owned station in Philadelphia. WWSI will launch a local Spanish-language newscast in January 2014.

NBC Universal Buys WWSI in Philadelphia

NBC Universal is acquiring WWSI, the Telemundo affiliate in Philadelphia, from ZGS Communications, according to Broadcasting & Cable.

NBC will buy the station for $19 million and form a duopoly with WCAU, the NBC-owned station in Philadelphia. NBC also owns the Telemundo Network.

“We are looking forward to building off the success of our Philadelphia Telemundo affiliate and helping expand the reach of Telemundo,” the company said in a statement, according to B&C. “This acquisition highlights our commitment to the Spanish-language community and will help bolster our ongoing efforts to serve our Hispanic communities, businesses and audiences.”