Telemundo names permanent anchor for its late night newscast

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Telemundo has named Aranxta Loizaga solo anchor of “Noticias en la Noche,” the network’s late-night newscast that airs at 11:35 p.m. eastern.

The change is the latest in what appears to be a string of anchor shuffles at the network that started with José Díaz-Balart departing as the primary anchor of “Noticias Telemundo” at 6:30 p.m.

At that time, Díaz-Balart, who is bilingual, got an hour of sister English language network MSNBC, while also continuing his role as a weekend anchor for “NBC Nightly News.”

He anchors his MSNBC program from Telemundo Center near Miami and sometimes travels to New York for “Nightly.”

Julio Vaqueiro was appointed to take over the anchor chair at 6:30 p.m., shifting him off the late newscast. Since then, the network has been using rotating anchors to fill in there.

Loizaga was previously an anchor on the network’s morning show “Hoy Día” and with her new assignment, Telemundo also announced Rebeka Smyth would move into her slot there.