Noticias MundoFox

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Noticias MundoFox
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Format News
Created by MundoFox
Developed by Jorge Mettey, SVP of News
Presented by Rolando Nichols
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) Spanish
Production
Executive producer(s) Luis Arturo Hernández
Producer(s) Steve Malavé (East Coast)
Sandra de Haro (West Coast)
Location(s) Los Angeles, California
Running time 30 minutes
(Live 5:30 p.m. ET and PT editions)
30 minutes
(Live 10:30 p.m. ET and PT editions)
30 minutes
(MundoFox Y Ya!)
Broadcast
Original channel MundoFox
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Original run August 13, 2012 – present
Chronology
Related shows MundoFox y Ya!
External links
Website

Noticias MundoFox is the national news division of the Spanish-language network, MundoFox, that is co-owned by the Fox International Channels division of 21st Century Fox and RCN Television. The weeknightly news broadcast of the same name is hosted by Rolando Nichols with correspondents Carolina Sarassa and Max Aub.

RCN Television's NTN24 is the primary content provider for Noticias MundoFox, which will be able to have access to the bureaus of NTN24 and have its talent will appear on the newscast.

Background[edit]

Noticias MundoFox has a newsroom based in Los Angeles, California (making it the only major U.S.-based network news division that is not headquartered in the Eastern United States) with bureaus in Mexico City, Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York City; airing on weekdays, four live half-hour editions of its main newscast are broadcast for the Eastern and Central Time Zones at 5:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. PT) and for the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones at 5:30 p.m. PT (8:30 p.m. ET), as well as a live program MundoFox ¡Y Ya! for both coasts, which airs live at 5 and 10 p.m.

Noticias MundoFox's official tagline, which is used in the introduction, is "El Primer noticiero en la tarde y el unico producido en vivo para ambas costas", when translated means, "The only (national) newscast in the early evening and the only newscast produced live for both the East and West coasts". The tagline is in reference to MundoFox being the only network to air its national newscasts an hour earlier than its English and Spanish competitors, which airs their newscasts at 6:30 p.m. and airs a pre-recorded edition for the West coast.

Jorge Mettey, SVP of News for MundoFox was quoted as saying, “We are targeting Latinos, especially young Latinos who probably feel more comfortable speaking in English, but they do understand Spanish, and obviously we are also targeting Latinos who speak only Spanish... We are not focusing on the regular normal issues that newscasts in Spanish focus on, like immigration and that stuff. It is not our focus. We are talking to a different Latino. We are not talking to victims. We are talking to successful people eager to improve their lives.” [1]

48 stations from MundoFox's initial 50-station affiliate body have also committed to developing in-house news departments to provide locally-produced Spanish language newscasts to the markets served by the stations, a small number of whom do not have a Spanish language news option on local television (excluding KWHY and WGEN-TV who already operate their own news departments). Affiliates without full-fledged newscasts are expected to produce two-minute local news capsules that will be aired during the network’s Noticias MundoFox national evening newscasts.[2]

Programming[edit]

Current programming[edit]

  • Noticias MundoFox – airing live at 5:30 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
  • MundoFOX ¡Y Ya! – airing live at 5 and 10 p.m. ET/PT (also serves as placeholder program for affiliates that do not run a local newscast)

On-air staff[edit]

Current on-air staff[3][edit]

Anchor
  • Rolando Nichols
Correspondents
  • Max Aub – Los Angeles correspondent
  • Jose Diaz Briseño – Washington correspondent
  • Peggy Carranza – New York correspondent
  • Melissa del Pozo – Mexico correspondent
  • Carolina Sarassa – Los Angeles correspondent
  • Vicente Serrano – Chicago correspondent
Contributors
  • Dr. Jorge I. Covarrubias – ANLE ("Se Habla Español")
  • Dr. Domnita Dumitrescu – ANLE ("Se Habla Español")
  • Juan Carlos Iragorri – "Club de Prensa" (NTN24)
  • Lucy Peña – Los Angeles contributor, social media editor
  • Ric Perez – Miami contributor
  • Dr. Gerardo Piña-Rosales – ANLE ("Se Habla Español")
  • Tecdencias, daily technology report from New York City with Marcos Stupenengo.

Features[edit]

  • During the newscasts, when a story is talked about, both the website and the lower-thirds uses hashtags to create discussions through social media.
  • During the 5:30 p.m. edition of Noticias MundoFox, daily sports news is presented by the presenters of Central Fox, the nightly sports news program from sister network Fox Deportes. A daily segment on learning proper usage of the Spanish language, "Se Habla Espanol" is also featured, presented by North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) director Dr. Gerardo Piña-Rosales, Secretary Dr. Jorge I. Covarrubias and member Dr. Domnita Dumitrescu.[4]
  • In every newscast before the final story of the evening, Noticias MundoFox looks into stories that are happening in Latin America and the world featuring NTN24 reporters as well as a clip from NTN24's Club de Prensa, presented by Juan Carlos Iragorri, is shown discussing the day's stories featuring a MundoFox-exclusive introduction from Iragorri.[5]

Notable editions[edit]

  • August 13, 2012: Inaugural edition
  • September 15, 2012: Noticias MundoFox's first special, "Unidos por un Grito", which was co-hosted by Nichols and former Mexican president Vincente Fox to honor Mexican independence day.
  • October 3, 16, and 22, 2012: Following the presidential debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, MundoFox broke into regular programming and offered summaries of the debates with subtitles on-screen whenever Romney and Obama appeared. The Election 2012 coverage was known as "Noticias MundoFox: Comprometido Como Tú". This ultimately led to the creation of the standalone 10 p.m. edition of Noticias MundoFox.
  • November 6, 2012: Noticias MundoFox, as part of its "Comprometido Como Tú"[6] Election 2012 coverage, provided multi-platform coverage through its newscasts as well as with news updates and live streams on its website.
  • November 22, 2012: Max Aub, who was substituting for Rolando Nichols, announced at the start of the East Coast edition of the newscast that Noticias MundoFox has hit 100th broadcast. The West Coast edition was the 101st broadcast.
  • November 30 to December 1, 2012: Noticias MundoFox's "Mexico 12-18"[7] special covering the inauguration of Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, which featured Nichols in Mexico co-hosting with a debuting Rick Sanchez and debuting Peggy Carranza in New York talking about Mexican citizens in the U.S.
  • January 1, 2013: The first edition of Noticias MundoFox of the 2013 calendar year, hosted by Carolina Sarassa. Sarassa, who presented from the newsroom, on the East Coast edition welcomed viewers watching in Miami via WGEN-TV (channel 8), which became the newest MundoFox affiliate in the Miami market in an affiliation switch from the previously announced WJAN-CD.
  • March 18, 2013, MundoFox debuted "MundoFOX ¡Y Ya!" which airs at 5 and 10 p.m. ET, and moved the 6 and 10 p.m. editions of "Noticias MundoFox" to 5:30 and 10:30 p.m. ET. Both programs will continue to televised live for both the East and West Coasts.
  • June 3, 2013, Noticias MundoFox welcomed new Mexico correspondent, Melissa del Pozo. In addition, as of June 3, Noticias MundoFox's 5:30 edition will be airing on time-delay in New York City on WNYE-TV, thus officially competing with WXTV and WNJU's 6 p.m. newscasts. The newscast was later dropped.
  • February 24-28, 2014, "Noticias MundoFox" was broadcasting from Las Vegas, Nevada to celebrate MundoFox affiliate KMCC launching a news department. Nichols would also introduce KMCC anchor Ricardo Fernandez.

Executives[edit]

  • Jorge Mettey - Senior Vice President of News, MundoFox
  • Luis Arturo Hernández - Executive News Producer, MundoFox
  • Sebastian Dimant - Senior Director of News, MundoFox
  • Steve Malavé - Senior Content Producer, Editorial Supervisor for Noticias MundoFox's East-Coast edition
  • Sandra de Haro - News Producer for Noticias MundoFox's West-Coast edition

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