PHOENIX, AZ - (September 18, 2017) - Telemundo Phoenix / KTAZ announced today that Hector Lagunas has been named Video Journalist for Noticiero Telemundo Arizona for the station’s weekday newscasts at 4PM, 4:30 PM, 5PM and 10 PM. The newscast is also simulcast on Telemundo Tucson / KHRR. Today is Hector’s first day with Telemundo Phoenix and he will be making his on-air debut on Monday, September 25.
“As a young journalist, Hector’s passion and energy will bring a fresh take on things in the newsroom,” said Miguel Gaytan, Vice President of News for Telemundo Phoenix and Telemundo Tucson. “His valuable experience in border issues will be a great benefit to our news team when covering local immigration issues in our Arizona communities,” added Gaytan.
Lagunas began his journalism career in El Paso, Texas, where he worked as a multimedia journalist for Telemundo El Paso / KTDO. The Arizona native graduated with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Media from Arizona State University. Lagunas had previously obtained an associate’s degree in Communications from Phoenix College.
About Telemundo Phoenix
Telemundo Phoenix / KTAZ is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish-speaking community in the Phoenix area for over 25 years. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo Phoenix delivers its viewers local breaking news, weather, entertainment and sports coverage across a variety of platforms, including Noticiero Telemundo Arizona, Enfoque Arizona, online at TelemundoArizona.com and via mobile and social media channels. Telemundo Phoenix has received multiple awards for its commitment to journalism and community service.