CNN en Español Taps New Anchor for Signature Show
CNN en Español has promoted María Alejandra Requena to anchor its signature weekday 4P EDT newscast Panorama Mundial. She’ll be taking over the spot left vacant by Patricia Janiot, who left the cable network in November 2017 after almost 26 years to join Univisión. Requena has co-hosted the morning show Café CNN for the past three years. The native of Venezuela previously worked in Miami as anchor of Mega News and also co-hosted Mega TV shows De Frente and Paparazzi Magazine. She joined CNN in 2012 as a host for Magazine CNN, a show that was part of CNN Latino, the cable network’s unsuccessful attempt at producing syndicated U.S. Hispanic programming on independent stations across the country, which barely lasted a year before it was shut down. Requena will also contribute to Realidades en Contexto, Encuentro and Portafolio Global. She started in her new role on Monday. More here.