CNN en espanol expanded programming with three new shows
Posted by Elena del Valle on April 4, 2011
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, 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 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, 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 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.