As part of its commitment to inform and empower Hispanics in Chicago, Telemundo Chicago (WSNS) announced Monday it will expand its local news programming with an 11 a.m. weekly newscast starting Monday, Jan. 22.
The half-hour broadcast will be anchored by Irene Sánchez from the Telemundo Chicago studios at NBC Tower.
First Alert Weather forecasts will be provided by María Elena Ponticiello and Jessica Delgado. In addition, WSNS will provide informational news briefs at 6:26 a.m., 7:26 a.m. and 8:26 a.m. each morning.
“We are first on-air with Spanish-language news in the early evening,” said Diana Maldonado, Telemundo Chicago Vice President of News. "And now, to be first with live news in Spanish in the mornings and midday is an indication of our passion to keep our viewers informed and engaged throughout the day."
“This Telemundo Chicago news expansion furthers our commitment as the only local Spanish-language station that can deliver hyper-local news, weather, consumer and investigative reports, across all platforms," said David Doebler, President and General Manager of NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago.
Viewers will be able to live stream each newscast on Telemundo Chicago and TelemundoChicago.com.