Telemundo’s José Diaz-Balart to Anchor Local L.A. News This Week

By Kevin Eck 

José Díaz-Balart will anchor the Telemundo 52 (KVEA) news while he’s in Los Angeles weeks before the June 7 California primaries.

This week, Díaz-Balart will join KVEA anchors Julio Vaquiero and Ana Patricia Candiani at 6 p.m. and then anchor Telemundo’s national newscast Noticiero Telemundo at 6:30 p.m.

“José Díaz-Balart is one of the country’s most versatile and influential journalists,” said Luis Fernández, Telemundo’s evp of Network News. “His credibility transcends the division between local and national, and his presence in Los Angeles will help consolidate our positioning in one of the country’s most important markets.”


“We are thrilled to have Jose co-host our award-winning 6 PM newscast,” said KVEA president and GM Celia Chavez. “This collaborative effort between newsrooms is a testament to our dedication and commitment to delivering top journalism and serving our community and Spanish-language viewers,”

Díaz-Balart will also be participating in community events to increase voter participation among Hispanics. He’ll join California Secretary of State Alex Padilla at a local high school and for a get out the vote campaign along with Telemundo morning news anchors Enrique Chiabra and Dunia Elvir.