Starting Monday, October 29, 2012, during El Plebe’s midday show on LaLey 107.9, WGN News at Five Anchor Lourdes Duarte will provide daily news briefs to discuss the topics of the day. Together around 2:50pm each weekday, Lourdes and El Plebe will talk about those topics and other issues that matter most to the Latino community.
Lourdes Duarte currently hosts “Adelante Chicago” one of WGN-TV’s public affairs shows as well as WGN News at Five. Duarte joined WGN-TV five years ago as a general assignment reporter. Duarte maintains a strong presence in the Latino community. She has won several awards including her most recent Emmy Award for her work on “Hoy en Dia” and Society of Professional Journalists Awards for Minority Issues Reporting. Most recently, she won an Emmy Award for her work on “Adelante Chicago.”
Prior to joining WGN-TV in 2007, Duarte worked as a reporter/fill-in anchor at WJBK-TV in Detroit, Michigan and as a reporter for WXIN-TV in Indianapolis. While there, she launched and hosted the station’s public affairs program, “Hoy en Día,” and anchored daily news cut-ins for radio station WEDJ-FM. Duarte also served as a reporter in Peoria at WHOI-TV and at Metro Networks in Miami, Florida for radio stations WLRN-FM and WTMI-FM. Born in Chicago, she got her start here, working as a freelance reporter for Telemundo.
About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns and/or operates 21 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Tropical, Mexican Regional, Spanish Adult Contemporary and Hurban format genres. SBS has 3 of the top 6 Spanish-language stations in the nation including the #1 Spanish station in America, WSKQ-FM in New York City (WPAT is ranked #3 and KLAX is ranked #6). The Company also owns and operates MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events throughout the country and operates LaMusica.com, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. The Company’s corporate Web site can be accessed at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
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