Lucia Navarro is out as anchor at Telemundo-52 after seven years, according to Media Moves, a blog that charts the movement of Latinos in the media business. Navarro was on maternity leave last year when Mirthala Salinas, at the time Mayor Villaraigosa's girlfriend, filled in and got in trouble for reporting on the mayor. From the blog:
Sources tell me Lucía came in to work on Thursday, but did not anchor the 6 pm newscast. A quick glance at the station's Website shows that her picture, bio and blog are missing....
Sources also tell me Lucía's contract was up and the rumor was that she would not be renewed. I'm told it's expected more people from the station will be axed and a lot more changes will take place in the coming weeks.
Also, Media Moves says that Ibra Morales, president of the Telemundo station group, could not reach a new contract deal and will leave the company May 30. Media Moves is run by Veronica Villafañe, a former Fox 11 staffer here who was recently president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
They're #1: Media Moves also notes the new Nielsen ratings for the May sweeps show that Univision's KMEX (Channel 34 here) is the most-watched TV station in the country by viewers aged 18-49.