Coming Jan. 22: A hearty digest of local, national and world news as your lunchtime acompañante.
That’s thanks to Telemundo‘s continued growth of its local and national news product, which sees the the introduction of a local 30-minute newscast at Noon Eastern on its owned-and-operated stations in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, San Antonio, Phoenix, Tucson and McAllen-Brownsville.
Then, all Telemundo-affiliated stations and O&Os will air a new 30-minute national weekday newscast at 12:30pm Eastern, Noticias Telemundo, Mediodía.
A live stream of the national newscast will be made available at NoticiasTelemundo.com, the “Noticias Telemundo” mobile app and across Noticias Telemundo’s social media properties including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
“The need for local news has never been greater,” said Manuel Martinez, President of the Telemundo Station Group. “We are proud to dedicate more resources to our stations to help them boost their already strong local news programming to help them better serve their viewers with the news and information they need and deserve.”
Noticias Telemundo EVP Luis Fernández added, “The launch of ‘Noticias Telemundo, Mediodía’ is a response to a growing demand for news throughout the day and across multiple platforms.”
The expansion is part of the growing commitment Telemundo has made in national and local news, which began in 2013.
In order to support the new local newscasts, Telemundo will be adding staff members in the coming months.
The new half-hour newscast include: Telemundo 52 Los Angeles (KVEA), Telemundo 47 New York (WNJU), Telemundo 51 Miami (WSCV), Telemundo Houston (KTMD), Telemundo 39 Dallas-Fort Worth (KXTX), Telemundo Chicago (WSNS), Telemundo 60 San Antonio (KVDA), Telemundo Phoenix (KTAZ), Telemundo Tucson (KHRR), and Telemundo 40 Rio Grande Valley (KTLM).