Noticias Telemundo announced today that Mexican journalist Felicidad Aveleyra will anchor “Noticias Telemundo Mediodía,” a new national newscast debuting on Monday, January 22 at 12:30 P.M. / 11:30 A.M. CT. Felicidad Aveleyra joined Telemundo in December 2015 as co-anchor of “Noticias Telemundo Fin de Semana,” helping to establish it as a leading weekend newscast in Spanish-language TV. Julio Vaqueiro will remain as anchor of the weekend newscast.
“With Felicidad as the face of ‘Noticias Telemundo Mediodía,’ we complete our stellar line-up of anchors.” said Luis Fernández, Executive Vice President of Noticias Telemundo. “She has proven to be one of the best anchors in the industry and is fully committed to our editorial philosophy of empowering Latinos by “telling it like it is,” or as we say in Spanish, ‘Las cosas como son’.”
Telemundo recently announced a significant expansion of its news programming by introducing a combination of local and national weekday newscasts from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Expanding on its ongoing investments in news content, the company will launch local weekday newscasts at 12:00 P.M. / 11:00 A.M. CT across 10 Telemundo-owned stations, beginning Monday, January 22. The local newscasts will be followed by “Noticias Telemundo Mediodía.”
Felicidad Aveleyra was a news anchor for “Noticias Univisión 34” in Los Angeles before joining Noticias Telemundo. She has an extensive career as a television host for programs such as “Fila Zero” on Televisa Guadalajara and “Los mejores músicos.com,” and she anchored the evening sports news for “Estadio Total” on Televisa Deportes Network. She has been awarded three Emmys and two Edward R. Murrow awards, among other accolades.
Noticias Telemundo is a leading provider of national news for U.S. Hispanics across all broadcast and digital platforms. Its award-winning television news broadcasts 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 news section of “Un Nuevo Día” 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 also produces award-winning news specials, documentaries and news events such as political debates, town halls and forums.