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Telemundo NY taps Colombian star to anchor news

Telemundo Nueva York today announced that Colombian journalist Gloria Echeverry has been named news anchor for Noticiero Telemundo Nueva York, effective 30 September. In her new role, Echeverry will co-anchor the 6pm and 11pm ET weekday newscasts along with renowned journalist Jorge Ramos.

"I begin this new phase excited to be part of Telemundo Nueva York's great team of professionals and eager to share the desk with Jorge Ramos," said Echeverry. "I look forward to delivering our audience the news of the day, and advising them on how that information is going to directly affect their families."

With more than 15 years of experience in television, radio and business communications, Echeverry has anchored several newscasts in her native Colombia and also one in Miami, and has worked at companies such as Social Action of the Presidency of the Republic, Image and Press and the Ministry of Communications in Colombia.

Echeverry holds a degree in Social Communications and Journalism from the Universidad Central of Colombia and is currently pursuing a degree in social media marketing from Interlat Communication and Marketing.

"Telemundo Nueva York is committed to the growth and quality of our news programmes and we believe that Gloria's role will bring a new dynamism to the news coverage that viewers will greatly appreciate," said Jose Morales, vice president of content for WNJU.

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