CNN Latino is expanding to Miami, it was announced by Cynthia Hudson, senior vice president and general manager of CNN en Español and Hispanic Strategy for CNN/U.S. With the addition of Miami to its existing presence in Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.
The newly appointed President and General Manager for WDFL-Channel 11, Tomas Johansen, will launch and lead the affiliate station.
CNN Latino’s broad spectrum of programming covering news, lifestyle, documentary, talk and debate represents an alternative to traditional Hispanic networks, and it will now be available in broadcast television on WDFL-Channel 11 in Miami from 3-11 PM (ET) beginning in August. It can also be seen on Comcast Channel 18, on AT&T U-Verse Channel 20, and on Atlantic Broadband Channel 82.
“We are thrilled to have accomplished such an important affiliation and look forward to delivering CNN Latino’s new and dynamic programming to South Florida,” said Judith Prado, Vice President of MIA TV, LLC. “We are also excited to offer Maria Elvira to the U.S. Hispanic television audience, which will become a critical way for all of us to receive our daily news.”
“I’m pleased to include Miami in our expansion plans since it is critical to the development of a long-term, viable network of affiliates,” said Hudson. “I’m also happy CNN Latino Miami will broadcast “Maria Elvira,” hosted by Maria Elvira Salazar, a journalist who is known for her unique style, respect and tenacity.”