July 02, 2013

Univision Communications Inc. announced that Jorge Viera, “Noticiero Univision” (Univision News) correspondent, will join WXTV Univision 41’s primetime newscasts as a reporter effective Monday, September 2, 2013. Beginning Monday, September 16, 2013, he will co-anchor the 11 p.m. newscast alongside EMMY award-winning Adriana Vargas. Veteran news anchor Rafael Pineda will continue to co-anchor the 6 p.m. newscast and work on special assignments. 
 
Viera joins WXTV with more than 15 years of experience in journalism.  His career in broadcast television began in 1997 as a correspondent for Telemundo in Los Angeles. Viera has worked as a news correspondent for some of the most well-known Univision Network News programs such as “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now), “Noticiero Univision” (Univision News) and “Primer Impacto” (First Impact).  He has also been frequent contributor on “Al Punto” (To The Point) with veteran journalist Jorge Ramos.
 
“We are thrilled to have Jorge join our team.  He has been part of the Univision Family for many years so he brings with him an outstanding record of news reporting for our audience,” said Norma Morato, news director, WXTV Univision 41. “His vast experience in journalism will contribute to our commitment to continue to deliver an informative high quality newscast for our viewers in the New York area.” 

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