American Latino Syndication, a wholly-owned division of Los Angeles-based LATV Networks, announced that Daisy Fuentes is hosting and co-executive producing “American Latino TV” this coming Fall 2009. The 8th season of the nationally syndicated half-hour weekly begins airing the first weekend of October.
“Last Spring we shot a segment for the show with Daisy telling the story of her inspirational transition from starlet to businesswoman, and I think we both just realized that she was a perfect fit,” said David Morales, Executive Producer of both “American Latino” and its companion show “LatiNation.” “Daisy is proud to be an American Latina and the shows have always been about the extraordinary accomplishments of people in our community,” he added.
American Latino, the original “in-culture” English-language TV show targeted to US-born Latinos (over 60% of all U.S. Latinos), is seen in over 100 cities, representing over 81 million homes. The show is broadcast to over 92% of Hispanic TV homes.
“I’ve always been a fan of American Latino because I relate to the people that are featured and feel inspired by the stories they share. My culture is a huge part of who I am, and the show captures this perspective in a very entertaining way, week after week,” said Daisy Fuentes.
Fuentes became a TV star when MTV signed her as a VJ in the US and Latin America. She was the first Latina to sign a worldwide contract with Revlon, and now Daisy Fuentes is an American brand which includes an empire of quality products like sportswear, fragrances and bedding as well as the new Daisy Fuentes Pilates for Nintendo’s popular Wii Fit. She’s been on countless beauty and fashion magazine covers, the latest being the cover of Latina magazine’s August 2009 edition. At American Latino TV, Fuentes will co-executive produce the magazine-format program.