CHICAGO TO SEE LAUNCH OF MORNING SPANISH-LANGUAGE NEWSCAST

We’re told this is a first in the Windy City.

Starting next Monday, Univision’s WGBO is firing up a Spanish-language morning newscast.

“Primera Hora” (“First Hour”) will air from 5 to 7 a.m. weekdays.

The program will be co-anchored by Alex Hernández and Diana Pérez, and will include all of the elements we’ve come to love, loathe and barely tolerate in morning newscasts all over the county – hyperlocal news, weather, traffic, lifestyle and community-related content.

Oh boy.

And, of course, such an undertaking is an HONOR and a THRILL.

“It’s an honor to serve the Latino community every day with our midday and evening newscasts, and now we’re thrilled to fill this need for our audience,” Teri Arvesu, vice president of news and content at Univision Chicago Local Media, said in a statement.

Pérez joined Univision Chicago in 2015 as a weather anchor before shifting to news as anchor of “Edición Digital” (“Digital Edition”) at 11:30 a.m. weekdays.

Hernández joined Univision Chicago as a reporter in 2018.

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