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CNN en espanol expanded programming with three new shows

Posted by Elena del Valle on April 4, 2011

Lucia Navarro

Lucia Navarro, co-anchor, Café CNN

Photos: CNN en Español

As part of a comprehensive slate of changes that began late last year, CNN en Español expanded its programming in March 2011 with the launch of three new shows, Café CNN, CNN Dinero and Conclusiones. The new shows bring the total number of new programs on air to ten. The other seven programs are Showbiz, Mirador Mundial, Notimujer, Cala, Panorama, Documentales and Choque de Opiniones.

Carlos Montero
Carlos Montero, co-anchor, Café CNN

Café CNN, a three hour program that airs weekdays between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. (ET), was designed to blend hard news with human interest and lifestyle improvement information to help viewers “stay ahead in today’s competitive world.” It is hosted by Carlos Montero, a CNN en Español anchor, and Lucia Navarro and Alejandra Oraa, two journalists making their CNN en Español debut on the show.

CNN Dinero, a one-hour show about finance, economy and money issues hosted by Gabriela Frías and Xavier Serbia, who will make his official debut as a full-time anchor, airs weeknights from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ET). Frías returns an hour later with co-anchor Fernando del Rincón, in Conclusiones at 10 p.m. (ET) featuring key events of the day, analysis, and news headlines.

Gabriela Frías and Fernando del Rincón
Gabriela Frías and Xavier Serbia, co-anchors, CNN Dinero

A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina Montero joined the network in 1997. Prior to working at CNN es Español he was host of Buenos Días América and América Noticias in Argentina. He also worked as a reporter and producer in the news department at Univision in Miami.

Alejandra Orra

Alejandra Orra, co-anchor, Café CNN

Oraa, a native of Venezuela, has a bachelor’s degree from Saint Thomas University. She started her career at the age of 18 working as a correspondent and creative producer for TV Azteca in Miami. In 2009, Oraa worked as a radio personality for Romance 106.7 FM, a Miami radio station, where she hosted the show Paparazzi Radio Sensacional along with Fernando del Rincón. In late 2009, Oraa joined the team of television network Mega TV as a producer and on-air talent for the newscast Mega News.

A native of Monterrey, Mexico, Navarro received her degree in Communications from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). Her career began in 1984 in Monterrey with her debut as morning anchor for Al Aire on TV Azteca. She has won three Emmys for Investigative Reporting, and for insightful reports in the categories of Medical and Social Issues and in the Hard News. In addition, she has won two Golden Mike awards as Anchor of the Best Newscast: Telemundo 52 and for Best Breaking News coverage.

Fernando del Rincon

Fernando del Rincón, co-anchor, Conclusiones

Frías joined the network in early 2000 as a producer for Economía y Finanzas, CNN en Español’s former prime time business news program. As the show’s producer, Frías was responsible for the overall creation of the daily newscast, selecting the show’s content and guests, and participating in the writing, research and editing of news stories. She also served as a substitute anchor for the program. Before joining CNN en Español, Frías worked as a business reporter for Reforma in Mexico.

Serbia is author of two books, La Riqueza en Cuatro Pisos, published in 2009, and Pregúntale a Xavier, published this year. Since 2006 he has been a contributor to Yahoo Finanzas en Español. His column has been published in El Nuevo Día de Puerto Rico and El Diario La Prensa.

Del Rincón, a resident of Miami, Florida, was born and raised in Yautepec, Mexico where he started his communications, television and radio career at the age of 16. Most recently, he was on the air six days a week as the host of Primer Impacto and Ver Para Creer on Univision.

CNN en Español, CNN’s independently produced 14-year old network in Spanish, provides 24-hour news coverage of major world events, live breaking coverage, business and financial news, weather updates, sports and feature programming on health, technology and entertainment. It is currently available in 25 million cable and DTH households throughout Latin America, and 5 million households in the United States.

Recently launched Miami news program popular among men

Posted by Elena del Valle on February 15, 2010

Fernando del Rincón, host, Mega News Nocturno

Photo: MegaTV

The nightly news on WSBS Mega TV has become popular among Spanish speaking men 25 to 54 years old in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area. According to a January 19, 2010 Nielsen Hispanic Station Index ranking, some 15,000 people watch Mega News Nocturno which airs Monday to Friday nights; making it the second most popular news program in Spanish in that metropolitan area between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. after WAMI, the TeleFutura Network-owned station.

Mexico born and raised Fernando del Rincón anchors the 30-minute news program launched October 27, 2009, and a staff of 10 make the show, which focuses on international news analysis. Station representatives boast that it is the only and first interactive newscast using an internet platform, social networks and Skype.

Prior to joining Miami-based Mega TV, del Rincón was the host of Primer Impacto, an investigative news program, and Ver Para Creer, a Believe It or Not type of program, on Univision. According to a station biography, del Rincón started his communications, television and radio career when he was 16. In Mexico, he worked with Televisa Monterrey, a local newscast, and Reforma, a political magazine.

The Nielsen Hispanic Station Index (NHSI) estimates local viewing information for Spanish-language television stations in 16 large Hispanic markets. Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., one of the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment companies in the United States, owns and operates 21 radio stations in Hispanic markets; it also owns and operates Mega TV in Miami, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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