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NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO UNVEILS “CORONAVIRUS: UN PAÍS EN ALERTA,” A NEW NATIONAL WEEKDAY NEWSCAST BEGINNING TODAY, MARCH 17, AT 11:35P ET/10:35P CT

 

Noticias Telemundo Anchor Julio Vaqueiro To Host the Newscast

 

Extended News Segments to Take Place Across All Telemundo Daytime Programs

 

Minute-By-Minute Coverage of the Pandemic is Available on on NoticiasTelemundo.com, the Telemundo and Noticias Telemundo Mobile Apps, Noticias Telemundo Properties on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, and local Telemundo station websites and apps

 

MIAMI – March 17, 2020 – Noticias Telemundo announced today the expansion of its network-wide initiative to keep the Latino community informed about the spread of COVID-19 with the launch of “NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO PRESENTA – CORONAVIRUS: UN PAÍS EN ALERTA(NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO PRESENTS CORONAVIRUS: A NATION ON ALERT), a new national weekday newscast premiering today, March 17, at 11:35p ET/10:35p CT. Hosted by Noticias Telemundo anchor Julio Vaqueiro, the newscast will focus on the latest developments regarding the coronavirus and its impact on the Latino community as the country remains on alert during this national emergency.

“The launch of this new late-night newscast reaffirms Telemundo’s ongoing commitment to provide the Latino audience with the most comprehensive, credible information they need to make decisions every day,” said Luis Fernandez, President of Noticias Telemundo. “We want to help our community understand the effects of this emergency and rather than live in fear, be empowered to make informed decisions about their health.”

 

The late-night newscast will be anchored by Julio Vaqueiro, who previously anchored “Noticias Telemundo Fin de Semana,” the weekend newscast which airs Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. ET and 5:30 p.m. CDT. An Emmy-award winning journalist, Vaqueiro has covered breaking stories from the emergency at the US-Mexico border to the War on Drugs and the Venezuelan crisis. He has secured exclusive interviews with 2020 U.S. presidential candidates including Senator Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and other distinguished world leaders such as Juan Guaidó. Before joining Telemundo Network in 2016, he was a co-anchor for Telemundo 52 Los Angeles/KVEA from 2013 to 2017. Vaqueiro also served as a Telemundo news correspondent in Mexico for “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste” and has collaborated with MSNBC as a contributor. Before moving to the United States, Vaqueiro was a news writer, reporter and anchor at Efekto TV in Mexico City. He earned his B.A. in communications from Universidad Anáhuac del Norte in Mexico City.

Telemundo Deportes’ Titulares y Más, the #1 sports studio show in Spanish-language media hosted by Ana Jurka and Karim Mendiburu, will now air in its new time slot at midnight during the week, while Zona Mixta, the weekend edition, will continue on its regular scheduled slot at 11pm ET (or following local news). TYM and Zona Mixta will also be available via the Telemundo and Telemundo Deportes apps.

In addition to the launch of the newscast, Noticias Telemundo will continue to report the latest breaking news and information on the coronavirus pandemic through several linear and digital efforts, including:

  • Extended COVID-19 news segments during Telemundo’s daytime programs:
    • 7a – 11a ET: Un Nuevo Día morning show extended to four hours
    • 12:30p – 1:30p ET: Noticias Telemundo Mediodía extended to one hour
    • 3p – 5p ET: Al Rojo Vivo extended to two hours
  • 24/7 digital coverage on telemundo.com/noticias/salud with extensive video and instant updates on reported cases and analysis from medical, business and financial experts, as well as coverage from the network’s top international reporters and correspondents dispatched throughout the world.
  • Preventive tips, daily livestreams with experts, infographics and more resources available on NoticiasTelemundo.com, the Noticias Telemundo Mobile App, Noticias Telemundo Properties on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, and local Telemundo station websites and apps

Noticias Telemundo is a leading news provider for U.S. Hispanics. Its award-winning television news broadcasts, airing from the Telemundo Center, include the daily newscast "Noticias Telemundo" with José Díaz Balart, "Noticias Telemundo Fin de Semana" with Julio Vaqueiro, "Noticias Telemundo Mediodía" with Felicidad Aveleyra, the "Un Nuevo Día" news segment with Paulina Sodi, and the Sunday current affairs show "Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart." The "Noticias Telemundo Digital Team" provides continuous content to U.S. Hispanics via its growing online and mobile platforms. "Noticias Telemundo Investiga" produces investigative reports and in-depth documentaries. "Noticias Telemundo Planeta Tierra" offers environmental and climate change related information. In addition, "Noticias Telemundo" produces award-winning news specials, documentaries and news events such as political debates, forums and town halls.

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