Ramos, De Bedout Named Co-Anchors of ‘Noticiero Univision Fin de Semana’

By Alex Weprin Comment

Lourdes Ramos

Univision has named Lourdes Ramos and Felix De Bedout co-anchors of the weekend edition of its nightly news program “Noticiero Univision Fin de Semana.”

Ramos joins Univision from Televisa Mexico, where she has been a correspondent and anchor for 20 years, including on its leading morning newscast “PrimeroNoticias.” De Bedout currently co-anchors Univisions morning news program “Despierta America.”

More information, after the jump.


Veteran Journalist Ramos Joins Univision to Co-anchor Weekend News Edition at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT

MIAMI, FL – JANUARY 10, 2012 – Univision’s award-winning News division has appointed Lourdes Ramos and Felix De Bedout anchors of its weekend newscast, “Noticiero Univision Fin de Semana.” A veteran journalist, Ramos joins Univision to co-anchor the newscast on Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT with De Bedout. In addition, De Bedoutwill anchor “Noticiero Univision Fin de Semana” at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. 

Daniel Coronell, vice president of Univision News, noted: “As we continue to enhance our news offerings, Lourdes joins our team of savvy journalists to extend these efforts and provide our community with unparalleled coverage. Lourdes and Felix will play a key role in strengthening the reach of our weekend coverage.”

Ramos joins Univision from Televisa México, where she has held various positions for over 20 years. She was part of the broadcaster’s elite news team since 1989 serving as anchor and news director for the daily mid-day newscast “A las Tr3s”; co-anchor of the leading national news program “PrimeroNoticias”; and anchor of “ECO,” Televisa’s 24-hour news service, in addition to reporting for special assignments.

Among the special events Ramos has covered are the papal visits to Mexico, national and regional elections, presidential inaugurations — from Carlos Salinas de Gortari to Ernesto Zedillo, the Barcelona Olympic Games and the “Espacio” annual youth national symposium. She has conducted interviews with Mexican President Vicente Fox as well as the last interview with Mexican President Salinas before he left office. Ramos was also moderator of a key debate for Mexico City’s mayoral election and handled special reporting for “24 Horas,” “Mundo de Dinero,” “Contrapunto” and “Nuestro Mundo.” She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Universidad Iberoamericana.

De Bedout, currently a news co-anchor for Univision’s morning show “Despierta America” (Wake-up America), has a 25-year career that spans television and radio. He has conducted numerous high-profile interviews with leading figures of the public and private sectors, uncovering truths behind some of the most controversial socio-political happenings in Colombia. Among some of his accolades are the Premio Nacional de Periodismo Simón Bolívar for his superior work in investigative journalism for radio and “BestTelevision Interview” on his show “Félix de Noche,” in 2001. Before joining Univision, De Bedout served in several journalistic capacities for Colombia’s leading radio station La W Radio (Radio Caracol); Caracol TV’s show “El Radar” (The Radar); Colombia’s Noticias Uno’s newscast; and NTC Noticias and television shows, including “Félix Noche” (Felix Night) and “Reportaje al Misterio” (Mystery Report). He also presented an episode about the Colombian city of Medellín for the Latin American television series “Historia Secreta” (Secret Story) on the History channel. A native of Medellín, De Bedout holds a communications and journalism degree from Pontificia Universidad Bolivariana.

Univision’s award-winning News division is committed to informing the country’s fastest growing segment across all media platforms, including TV, Radio and Interactive. Hispanics count with the latest and most relevant content that impact the community through: Univision’s evening, late evening and weekend national newscasts, “Noticiero Univision”; political Sunday affairs program, “Al Punto”; newsmagazine programs “Aqui y Ahora” and “Primer Impacto”; as well as morning news on “Despierta America.” Univision also hosts statewide public affairs shows, “Voz y Voto,” in Texas, California and Puerto Rico. In the last year, Univision has expanded its news operations by adding Investigative and Documentary Units.