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|Presented by||Barbara Bermudo
Pamela Silva Conde
Jackie Guerrido (weather)
Natalia Cruz (weekends)
Rosana Franco (sports)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original run||1994 – present|
|Preceded by||Noticias y Mas|
Primer Impacto (First Impact) is a Spanish-language television news program broadcast by Univision in the USA weekdays at 5pm ET. A later program at 11pm ET/PT (Primer Impacto Extra) airs on Univision affiliates without a local news department (and the national cable feed), leading into the network's 11:30pm newscast, Noticiero Univision Edicion Nocturna. The principal anchors are Barbara Bermudo and Pamela Silva Conde. During the weekends the anchor is Natalia Cruz. Verónica Del Castillo also replaces anchors and have reporting duties from Mexico City. Jackie Guerrido does weather on weekdays and Paola Elorza does weather on weekends. Felix Fernandez and Fernando Fiore present the sports segment Republica Deportiva.
The show started in 1992 as Noticias y Mas ("News and More") with Raul Peimbert and Jackie Nespral anchoring. Nespral left the show later that year and was replaced by Myrka Dellanos. In 1994, the show was renamed Primer Impacto. By this time, Peimbert left Univision, and was replaced by María Celeste Arrarás joining Dellanos as co-host. In 2002, Barbara Bermudo replaced Maria Celeste a couple of months after Maria had her new child and left the network for Telemundo's Al Rojo Vivo. Fernando Del Rincón arrived in 2002. Carmen Dominicci also came to the show in 2002. In 2004, after 10 years on the show, Myrka Dellanos left the program. In 2005 Carmen Dominicci left as well, but she came back from time to time as anchor or reporter. Fernando Del Rincon and Carmen Dominicci left the program in 2008 as a result of allegations made by Dominicci of domestic abuse from Del Rincon. On June 3, 2011 it was announced that Pamela Silva Conde would be joining Primer Impacto, replacing Ilia Calderón who will stay on "Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna".
Walter Mercado provided the flamboyant astrology predictions for the show. He announced on January 8, 2010 that he and Univision have parted ways after fifteen years. Maria Elena Salinas and Edna Schmidt have both had guests co-hosting duties on the show.
There are various segments in Primer Impacto, the most important are: news of the U.S. and the world, República Deportiva (Sports Republic), movies, weather, horoscope (dropped in 2010), curiosities and the main story of the day.
- In the song "Reggaetón Latino" by Don Omar featuring N.O.R.E., Fat Joe, and LDA, in Fat Joe's verse he says "Te van a ver en Primer Impacto por se tramposo, usted no guapo". (They are gong to see you on Primer Impacto for being a cheater, you are not handsome.)
- (Spanish) "Pamela Silva Conde Joins Univision's "Primer Impacto". Univision. 2011-06-03. Retrieved 2011-06-06.
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