Sparks Fly Between NBC and Telemundo

In what appears to be a rash of outlets hooking up for the upcoming elections, NBC News and Telemundo are joining forces to “deliver an unprecedented number of hours of political coverage in English and Spanish under their signature political banner ‘Decision 2012.'” We can hardly wait and only hope this is as interesting as C-SPAN linking up with NJ.

How many compliments can occur in one release? NBC News states in a release, “Through this partnership, NBC News will give Telemundo Media access to the assets and strengths of the #1 news organization in the country, while Telemundo Media will contribute its expertise and reach within the Hispanic community. By combining news gathering assets and award-winning journalists, NBC News and Telemundo Media will offer unparalleled political news programming and convention coverage as well as exclusive town halls and monthly polls.”

Alexandra Wallace, Senior Veep at NBC News, has expanded her role to add a strategic position within Telemundo. She’ll work closely with Alina Falcon, Executive Veep of News and Alternative Programming at Telemundo Media, on executing “Decision 2012.”

What’s more, Telemundo and NBC News will share resources to produce programming on the race to the White House. There will be joint monthly polls, coverage of the candidates’ campaigns, conventions, and high visibility events around civic engagement and the role of the Hispanic vote.

Steve Capus, President of NBC News, of course, complimented Wallace. “In this new assignment, she is perfectly situated to help NBC News and Telemundo News take their relationship to the next level.”

There are graphs and graphs more on how valuable this partnership will be, but we can’t bring ourselves to bore you with it.