Univision gearing up for election coverage


Univision Communications says it is bolstering its news presence and enhancing its political coverage for the 2012 election cycle. In addition to extensive interactive and on-air coverage, Univision’s news division is adding political commentary from analysts Helen Aguirre Ferré (R), Dr. Emilio Gonzalez (R) and Fabian Nuñez (D).

Univision will also unveil new state of the art sets for all editions of its evening newscast “Noticiero Univision”; for its Sunday morning public affairs show, “Al Punto” (To the Point); and for its newsmagazine program, “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now), as well as expand its offerings on digital platforms.
“As Hispanics continue to grow in number and influence, and become even more engaged with technology and social platforms, Univision will continue to lead the efforts with providing unparalleled coverage regardless of where they consume,” said Isaac Lee, president of News, Univision Communications. “From the political commentary by our analysts, to presenting the News from new sets and covering key election events through all our platforms, Univision will keep audiences abreast of the news that will impact their lives so in turn they can make informed decisions.”
The analysts will partake in roundtable discussions and interviews providing political insight on the election season, the 2012 US presidential candidates and major issues on the political agenda on the Network’s evening newscast “Noticiero Univision”; Sunday public affairs program, “Al Punto”; and morning program “Despierta America,” in addition to partaking in Univision’s special election coverage.
On the interactive front, Univision has dedicated political coverage including the 2012 election season. UnivisionNoticias.com’s Destino 2012 provides comprehensive online and mobile coverage, including every step of the primaries and the upcoming presidential campaign with a focused on issues that impact U.S. Hispanics most. Users can also find localized information for elections in their own states, including videos, photos and policy info, as well as resources such as voter registration forms and dates. Moreover, audiences can access the latest on Univision News Tumblr; updates from the primaries and caucuses in Spanish via @UniNoticias and facebook.com/UnivisionNoticias, and in English via @UnivisionNews and on facebook.com/UnivisionNews.

About the Analysts
Aguirre Ferré is an award-winning journalist and co-host of “Prohibido Callarse,” a daily news and analysis talk show on Univision Radio’s WQBA 1140 AM. She serves as the opinion page editor and a weekly columnist for Diario Las Americas and has been a political guest analyst for Univision.

Dr. González has served as director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, an Under Secretary position within the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. He was also director for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the National Security Council for the White House, where he served as a key National Security and Foreign Policy advisor to President George W. Bush and Dr. Condoleezza Rice.
Nuñez is the former California Assembly Speaker and one of the country’s most dynamic Democratic leaders. He served as a national co-chair for Hillary Clinton’s campaign during the 2008 US Presidential Election season.