A team of local station journalists from Telemundo O&Os in six top Hispanic DMAs are packing their bags, grabbing their passports, and practicing how to say Доброе утро just right.
Talent from Telemundo Station Group stations in Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, and the Rio Grande Valley are flying to Russia along with talent from Telemundo’s national news bureaus in Washington, D.C. and Miami to cover the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
A total of 12 sports and news anchors, photographers and producers are making the trip, making it the largest Telemundo junket ever to cover an international sporting event.
Telemundo Station Group President Manuel Martinez said, “Thanks to the innovations we have made to our station’s digital and mobile products, we’re excited to bring the World Cup excitement to soccer fans everywhere through our multi-platform coverage. Whether you’re at home watching the games on your TV or a livestream of the matches on our station apps during your commute, our stations will help fans everywhere feel like they’re in Russia living every World Cup moment.”
Special local shows and segments like “Acceso Rusia” (Russia Access), “Hoy En Rusia” (Today in Russia), and “Recorriendo Rusia” (Traveling Through Russia) will be produced for Telemundo’s stations from Russia.
This will be complimented with distinctive local digital content like interactive games, score cards and the ability to watch live games from Telemundo owned station apps.
“Working closely with our partners at the Telemundo Station Group, Telemundo Deportes will provide the most complete and authentic coverage of the World Cup in Spanish language exclusively,” said Telemundo Deportes President Ray Warren. “We hope our viewers will join us for the entire journey from June 14 through the Final game on July 15.”
The station group’s on-air team includes WSNS sports anchor Rodrigo Arana, WSCV news anchor Adriana Delgado, KXTX sports anchor Erik Mora, KVEA sports anchor Alejandro Navarro and KTMD sports anchor Ubaldo Martinez.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will take place from June 14 to July 15, 2018.