WNJU channel 47, the Telemundo station serving New York City, is constructing a new studio, expanding news coverage, and hiring new staff, reports the NY Daily News.
A new public affairs show, Enfoque Nueva York (“Focus on New York”), launches Nov. 6. In late January, the station will reinstate weekend newscasts, which were cut during the recession. Ivan Taylor, who had been a reporter at Telemundo in Miami, started in New York two weeks ago.
“It’s really exciting,” lead anchor Jorge Ramos told the Daily News. “When they did those budget cuts we lost about three reporters that was difficult and sad for me. Having to just inform the audience [each night], but with less resources.”
And here’s Ron Gordon, president of the Telemundo stations group: “We’re recommitted to localism and strengthening our location stations. We just really reinvested in our local news team. We brought in some new leadership, we ve got a high-definition studio on the way, new control rooms, we’re adding resources and adding programming.”