This News Anchor Just Broke A Major Barrier For Afro-Latina Journalists

Style Magazine Newswire | 12/1/2017, 7:41 a.m.
Broadcast journalist Ilia Calderón will be replacing María Elena Salinas as co-anchor of “Noticiero Univision,” the Spanish language network’s early ...
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Source: HuffingtonPost.com

Broadcast journalist Ilia Calderón will be replacing María Elena Salinas as co-anchor of “Noticiero Univision,” the Spanish language network’s early evening newscast, in mid-December. Calderón, who will work alongside longtime host Jorge Ramos, will be the first Afro-Latina to anchor the flagship nightly newscast for a major broadcaster in the U.S., according to the Hollywood Reporter. It’s a case of history repeating itself: The 45-year-old journalist was also the first black woman to host a national news program in her native Colombia. Calderón has been with Univision for about a decade, most recently anchoring the network’s late evening newscast. Calderón will also co-host “Aquí y Ahora” (“Here and Now”), Univision’s primetime newsmagazine, with Teresa Rodríguez. That program airs Sunday nights. Daniel Coronell, president of Univision News, said putting Calderón on the flagship newscast was a no-brainer.