WSBS launches nightly news magazine show hosted by Maria Elvira Salazar
Posted by Elena del Valle on October 9, 2007
Journalist María Elvira Salazar hosts “María Elvira Live”
Photo: Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS)
In an effort to reach a wider and more diverse audience, Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) launched a nightly news magazine program on its Miami station Mega TV Channel 22. Hosted by journalist María Elvira Salazar, “María Elvira Live” airs weekdays at 8 pm.
Producers promise to feature sophisticated television technology, cutting edge graphics and visuals while highlighting “Salazar’s energetic and animated personality.” Show segments in “María Elvira Live” are: leading news stories of the day including in-studio discussions among guests; “Fuente Confidencial” featuring unconfirmed news; “Sin Anestesia,” Salazar’s one-minute editorial opinions on breaking news; “Fuera de Foco,” Salazar’s opinions on politically incorrect comments from on-air personalities; “Tiro al Blanco con Urdaneta,” a bi-weekly, political satire presented by Orlando Urdaneta, a humorist and actor; and “In Fraganti,” where the audience is invited to be reporters for “María Elvira Live” by sending in their own photos, videos, complaints and opinions.
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Salazar has worked in journalism for 22 years and received several Emmy awards. She worked as a news anchor, as a war correspondent for El Salvador’s 12-year civil conflict, and as a White House correspondent. Prior to joining SBS, she worked with CNN en Español, Telemundo and Univision and hosted her own debate show, “María Elvira Confronta.”
Salazar has interviewed political and public figures, including Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush. In 1996, she was the first Spanish-language U.S-based television reporter to obtain a one-on-one interview with Cuban leader Fidel Castro. In 2003, she interviewed Chilean President Augusto Pinochet.
A Cuban-American, Salazar was raised between Puerto Rico and Miami. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She began her broadcast career in 1983 as a reporter for Channel 23 in Miami.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is one of the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment companies in the United States. SBS owns and operates 20 radio stations located in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico. The Company also owns and operates Mega TV in Miami.
Just for your information. Pinochet was not a president. He was never elected by the people or Congress. So use the proper term, ” dictator”.
According to Mr. Boris Cardenas, October 09 2007, Mr Pinochet he was never elected by people or Congress, so the rigt term for Pinochet is dictator!. very well. I congratulated this guy, and also I am going to ask him. What is the proper term for Mr, Fidel Castro?, because, so far, he has never been elected for cuban’s people in 49 years and 11 days in power, neither by Congress because he destroyed in 1959, and is not any kind of election for his position in Cuba to present, also his system has cost more than half millions people death to Cuba, more than 200,000 political prisoners, and 3 million of cuban’s refuges. So for all expressed above use the right term for Fidel Castro tyrant!
Her show is great very informative she talks about whats happening in latin america and here, the other day she was talking to some guy who is going to have a new show that comes after hers and he told her what everybody watching her show is saying ,he said “you have the best legs on tv” and he is right, she thanked him and had a smile on her pretty face , but if you going to watch her show do so because is a great show you will learn whats going on in the world
This is a suggestion for Maria Elvira Live, in view of her current coverage of the tragedy regarding Elian Gonzalez, she should contact author Carlos Eire,currently a professor at Yale University, and interview him about his book “Waiting for Snow in Havana”, the raging result of the farse of the Elian incident through the eyes of a Pedro Pan child who like the other 14,000 Pedro Pan children, was violently separated from his parents and in the author’s case never saw his father again. It should be very appropriate and valuable.
Maria Elvira might have an extensive journalistic background, but in her interview of Yurisel Laborde I think Ms. Elvira was clouded by her own prejudices against Cuba. When Ms. Laborde said that after she’d defected, she was afraid that U.S. officials would find her and deport her, Maria Elvira scoffed at the idea that the young judo star would actually be afraid of immigration officials in Miami. Where has Ms. Elvira been for the past two years as illegal immigrants are mercilessly rounded up like cattle and deported to their countries? Ms. Laborde was naturally concerned since she didn’t know how events would turn out.
Hey Elaine Cruz Maria Elvira scoffed as you put it because Yurisel is cuban and cubans once they hit dry land they don’t get deported so Yurisel was worried for nothing and where do you get that Maria is prejudice against Cuba when she is a cuban , the illegals that are getting thrown out are the mexicans and central americans
but not the cubas unless they get cought in the middle of the ocean
wowwwwwww, that’s a nice picture of Maria Elvira, she’s quite a beautiful lady.
here, in the island of Cuba,(paradise for foreigners, hell for us, the natives), we are very proud, and thankful for having this beautiful lady on our side, she’s, although born on foreign soil, very much Cubannnnnnnn.
unfortunately, we can only watch her once in a while, due to the informative repression that we are imposed by the dictatorship and their oppresive mafia.
the ironic part is that while Pinochet was called “dictator” by the international media, the “bearded rat”, or “rata barbuda”, in spanish, is called “president” of Cuba, eventhough we have never elected this ghastly person as our president.
anyway, we are getting used to the thought that “our hangman, or executioner”, is the “hero” of most of the international community.
saludos from the island that does not expect much from our “brothers”, the international community
Muy estimada , Maria Elvira Salazar:
Perdone la moleste, pero necesito comunicarme con el senor Carlos Alberto Montaner, Mi cellular # is 305-8150331
mi empresa Marine Express, 305-8849959.
Le agradezco le de un mensaje al Sr: Montaner
para que me llame, gracias por vuestra atencion
cordialmente– Hector Viamonte,