Univision details Hurricane Irene coverage


Univision has put some info together on their cross-platform coverage of Irene. This included ongoing news briefs, special editions at the network and local level in collaboration with NY, Raleigh and Philadelphia stations; across interactive with online coverage on UnivisionNoticias.com (special hurricane section), UnivisionNuevaYork.com TV and radio sites, and mobile alerts; across social media via Univision’s Facebook and Twitter platforms through the main Univision, News and local stations accounts.

Reports range from the hurricane’s path to how to prepare for emergencies to the developments with the cities affected.

Special editions and news briefs with Univision News anchors Satcha Pretto and Felix de Bedout; on site reporting from North Carolina with Ilia Calderon and Natalia Cruz; reports from NY with Blanca Rosa Vilchez, Nayeli Chavez and also with Ilia on Sunday from NY; and segments with meteorologist Eduardo Rodriguez.

In addition to local (6 and 11pm) and Network (6:30 and 11:30pm) newscasts on Saturday and Sunday, Univision aired special coverage.

1-2pm ET Network (national) featuring WXTV Univision 41 reports
5-6pm ET Network (national) broadcast – coverage by WXTV Univision 41

7-8am ET – LIVE coast-to-coast “Huracan Irene” Network (national) broadcast; coverage by WXTV Univision 41

8am to noon ET – LIVE coast-to-coast “Huracan Irene” Network (national) broadcast Coverage by “Noticiero Univision” with reports from WXTV

Noon to 1pm ET – coast-to-coast broadcast of Al Punto special edition (attacks in Monterrey and coverage of Irene)

5pm – Network and Local broadcast of POTUS for about 8 mins

5:08-6pm ET – special local broadcast of “Huracan Irene” WXTV Univision 41 (only in tri-state area)

New York
News briefs with WXTV anchor Adriana Vargas (Saturday) and Rafael Pineda (Sunday), local meteorologist Nilda Rosario and reports from Enrique Teutelo; as well as joint coverage with Univision Radio’s WADO 1280AM (news briefs and simulcast of newscasts).Station has and continues to broadcast local newsbreaks, including live coverage of Mayor Bloomberg’s press conferences.

North Carolina
WUVC Univision 40 featured 1-minute cut-ins throughout the weekend and covered the hurricane on the station’s 6pm and 11pm local newscasts (on Friday). WUVC Univision 40’s public affairs show, Vida Carolina, focused on hurricane safety (Saturday at 11:30am and 6pm). Univision 40 news anchor Jaime Zea and co-anchor Edwin Pitti contributed to reporting for the Network.

Extensive coverage on several Univision.com sites (including and not limited to) UnivisionNoticias.com, UnivisionNuevaYork.com and wado1280am.com; red banner alerts with the latest information; and video, articles and wire posts. In addition to information and simulcast of WXTV specials and newscast via streaming of NY radio stations.

Social Media
Coverage updates on social media across all pages, and extensively via Univision’s main and news accounts as well as local WXTV station accounts on Twitter and Facebook.