5:00am PT by Rick Porter
Telemundo to Launch Revamped Morning News Show (Exclusive)
Telemundo is revamping its morning news programming.
The Spanish-language broadcaster is set to launch hoy Día on Feb. 15, replacing Un Nuevo Día. The new show will take a more news-heavy approach, with a trio of news anchors — Arantxa Loizaga, Nacho Lozano and Nicole Suárez — hosting the show.
The three-hour program will also feature entertainment and lifestyle segments, with Un Nuevo Día's Adamari López and Stephanie Himonidis serving as entertainment hosts. Carlos Robles will be the chief meteorologist, and chef Alfredo Oropeza will lead kitchen and cooking segments.
"We're responding to a demand that has opened now more than ever due to the pandemic and [viewers] being at home and wanting to be informed," Patsy Loris, senior vp news specials and programs for Noticias Telemundo, tells The Hollywood Reporter. "Our approach in the news has always been telling it like it is. We will continue with that spirit in the morning. That's our commitment."
Loris says she's excited to see how Loizaga, who most recently anchored Univision's national weekend newscast, and Lozano, an experienced journalist who comes to Telemundo from Mexico's Grupo Imagen, work together.
"Pairing them together will be interesting to see because they're both young and have lived in the U.S., especially Arantxa, and they have their own take on what our audience should be listening to," says Loris. "They have the ability to simplify the most complex explanations, which is one of the things we like about them."
The look of hoy Día will also be considerably different from its predecessor, with a large set featuring several places for hosts and guests to gather, see-through video monitors and an updated onscreen graphics package featuring, as Loris puts it, "vivid colors that can help you wake up in the morning when you're having that cup of coffee."
The changes are all in service of giving viewers more information that they can use in their lives, whether it's the headlines of the day or a cooking segment with Oropeza.
"We're listening to what our viewers want, and that's the most important thing. Our people want to be informed starting at 7 o'clock in the morning, and we have listened," said Loris. "We've changed the way Spanish morning television looks, and that's a huge deal."