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New York’s Longest Serving News Anchor Announces Retirement

pineda_wxtvRafael Pineda, the main anchor for Noticias Univision 41 is retiring after more than 42 years with Univision’s New York owned station WXTV.

“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.

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Weather Anchor Ericka Pino Joins WGBO

Ericka Pino has been named chief weather anchor at WGBO, the Univision station in Chicago, according to Media Moves.

Pino was formerly a freelance weather anchor at KMEX, the Univision station in Los Angeles. She has also worked at KVEA in Los Angeles, WNJU in New York and WXTV in New York.

A New Studio for Univision’s WXTV

WXTV, the Univision station in New York, officially introduces a brand-new high definition set (pictured above) on the evening newscast tonight.

The set, designed by Sabca Productions, features separate areas for the morning and evening newscasts, as well as a weather center and sports center. More pictures inside… Read more

Inside Univision: A Look at the Rise of Spanish-Language Newscasts

In his eight years as general manager of WXTV in New York, Ramon Pineda has seen major growth within the Univision station’s core demographic. As the U.S. Hispanic population continues to expand, the station has experienced a major spike in ratings; during the most recent sweeps period, WXTV posted some of its strongest numbers ever, particularly among younger viewers.

“We live in a marketplace that has changed,” Pineda said in a recent interview with TVSpy. “So what works to our advantage at Univision is that the marketplace is changing to our favor on a daily basis. In the last 12 years, the population in New York has changed dramatically and has become more Hispanic.”

According to Nielsen, the New York DMA has seen a 31 percent increase in the Hispanic population among the A18-49 demographic since 2000. In the most recent sweeps period, WXTV delivered the most A18-49 viewers at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in any language. Read more