Telemundo 52 Los Angeles / KVEA today announced that Alejandra Ortiz has been named News Anchor for the station’s weekend newscasts, Noticiero Telemundo 52 a las 5:30 PM y 11 PM. Ortiz will join Sports Anchor Saul Rodriguez and Weather Anchor Yara Lasanta to deliver the latest breaking news and information for Spanish-speaking viewers in the greater Los Angeles area. Ortiz will make her on-air debut in mid-to-late April 2017.
“We are committed to delivering best-in-class news coverage and hiring journalists that will help deepen our connection with the community we serve,” said Celia Chavez, President and General Manager, Telemundo 52 Los Angeles. “Alejandra is a seasoned journalist with a proven track record for delivering stories that connect with Spanish-speaking audiences. We are confident her expertise will help strengthen Noticiero Telemundo 52’s position in the Los Angeles market.”
Ortiz joins Telemundo 52 Los Angeles from sister-station Telemundo Las Vegas / KBLR, where she worked as the weekday News Co-Anchor for Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas. Prior to joining KBLR in 2016, she worked for CM&, -- the Colombian news network launched in the early 1990’s. While at CM&, Ortiz worked as an anchor for the network’s national and international newscasts. In this role, Ortiz had the opportunity to lead the network’s coverage of the 2014 presidential elections, as well as other high-profile Colombian electoral races and news-making events. As a host of CM&’s lifestyle and entertainment magazine program, La Revista, Ortiz also interviewed more than 1,200 Colombian and international personalities, including celebrities. Prior to this, Ortiz worked at various other Colombian television networks, newspapers, magazines, and radio stations as a producer, reporter, scriptwriter and radio host. Ortiz is tri-lingual and fluent in Spanish, English and French and has hosted, produced and scripted television shows in all three languages.
Ortiz earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia. While in college, she interned for Telemundo Network’s Noticiero Telemundo and Time Warner Cable’s 24x7 Spanish-language channel in New York City, NY1 Noticias. She has also served as a contributor to news outlets including CNN en Español.