KVDA Telemundo San Antonio Premieres New Local Newscasts Beginning May 21st

May 17, 2012, 18:26 ET from KVDA Telemundo San Antonio

Telenoticias San Antonio airs Monday – Friday at 5 and 10 p.m. in High Definition

SAN ANTONIO, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- KVDA Telemundo San Antonio, a ZGS Communications operated station, announced today that it is launching a revamped local newscast beginning Monday, May 21st at 5 p.m. from its new, state-of-the-art studio in the heart of San Antonio.  Telenoticias San Antonio will be more connected to the community, present the local stories that are most relevant to Hispanic viewers and deliver the day's news in an innovative and interactive format. 

Telenoticias San Antonio's slogan Mas Cerca de Usted or Closer to You promises reporting that goes beyond the headlines and brings the audience closer to the stories that affect them most with special segments that are designed to inform and empower the community.  Both newscasts will be anchored by Esmeralda Medellin whose media career has spanned over 20 years and began in San Antonio.  She has held reporter and anchor positions in Dallas and Chicago for both Univision and Telemundo.  The experienced news team includes Jaime Becerril with Sports, Lilian Perez with Weather and Entertainment, and reporters:  Ciro Villarreal, Mayde Gomez, Gerardo Moreno, and Geraldine Ortega. The evening news is produced by Maria Elena Cruz who started her career at Telemundo San Antonio and has worked as the promotions  producer at WOAI, the NBC affiliate in San Antonio, and the  Editor-in-Chief of  the local Spanish-language newspaper  La Prensa de San Antonio. 

Telenoticias San Antonio is spearheaded by News Director, Johnny Cordoba who most recently worked in Albuquerque, New Mexico as Assignment Desk Manager for KRQE and KASA, a CBS & Fox duopoly station, and Executive Producer of Univision's KLUZ.  His vast television experience includes 10 years with Univision Network, collaborating for some of its most popular shows including Noticias Univision, Primer Impacto and Despierta America among others, as well as Networks such as Telemundo, the Travel Channel, and PBS.  "It is a privilege to start a new local newscast in this day and age that is both dynamic and dedicated, offering viewers in San Antonio and surrounding areas, extensive coverage of the stories that shape and change their lives.  We are excited to share our vision of what local news should be, and meet the needs of the community that we serve," said Cordoba.  

Telemundo San Antonio has a reputation as a community engaged station with strong area partnerships and a profound commitment to service and local programming.  Telenoticias San Antonio is a culmination and expansion of that dedication and experience, and airs in High Definition Monday through Friday at 5 and 10 p.m.  Additional news coverage is available on the station's web portal www.holaciudad.com.

KVDA Telemundo San Antonio is operated by ZGS Communications, a Hispanic-owned media company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia that owns or operates 13 Spanish-language television stations, representing the largest group of independent stations affiliated with the Telemundo television network.  KVDA prides itself on its commitment to service, local programming, and the celebration of Hispanic heritage.  Telemundo, a U.S. Spanish-language television network is the essential entertainment, news, and sports source for Hispanics broadcasting unique national and local programming for the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population.  Telemundo reaches 94% of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets. Visit Telemundo San Antonio on www.holaciudad.com, a Spanish-language web portal which features local news, community information and resources, and city guides.



SOURCE KVDA Telemundo San Antonio