Noticias Telemundo is hitting the gas pedal weeks before it plays co-host to the first Democratic presidential primary debate for 2020, set to be held in its backyard of Miami on June 26 and 27.
The network has bolstered its Washington DC bureau, and coming off its 2019 upfront, Telemundo has announced that Karla Amezola and Guadalupe Venegas will join the Noticias Telemundo as Miami and California-based correspondents, respectively.
Before joining Noticias Telemundo, Amezola served as a Noticias Telemundo contributor in Los Angeles, while Venegas was a local news anchor at Telemundo 20 in the San Diego and Tijuana area.
Both will report to Elizabeth Valdés, Noticias Telemundo’s senior director.
“Noticias Telemundo is continuing its expansion with the incorporation of two journalists who have demonstrated their commitment to our audience,” Valdés said in a statement. “Karla and Guadalupe arrive at a critical time for Latinos in the United States and reinforce our team in light of the approaching presidential elections.”
From 2011 to 2017, Amezola served as reporter and anchor for Noticias 62, Estrella TV’s prime time newscast for the Los Angeles area. She has also worked with Univisión and California Uniradio, and as a columnist for Excélsior Los Angeles, Daily News, La Prensa and OC Register.
Venegas joins Noticias Telemundo from the Telemundo affiliate in San Diego/Tijuana, where he anchored the local Noticiero Telemundo newscast. Before that, he worked as a reporter for Aquí y Ahora on Univisión.
From 2009 to 2016, Venegas reported for and anchored a number of programs for Telemundo, including Al Rojo Vivo and Noticias Telemundo, and worked with Telemundo Deportes as part of its coverage team at the 2012 London Olympics.