Telemundo Turns 20

Mayor Villaraigosa presents proclamation to local station

Published on LatinoLA: November 15, 2005

Telemundo Turns 20

Los Angeles celebrates Telemundo 52 ?KVEA?s? 20 years as one of Los Angeles? premier Spanish Language Broadcast stations with the presentation of a city Proclamation on November 9th at a City Council meeting by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

KVEA?s excellence in broadcast journalism and entertainment began in 1985 as an independently owned local station with only 65 employees transmitting local news, novelas and prime time movies. Today, KVEA is recognized throughout the Los Angeles area as an authority of news and entertainment with over 200 employees.

?We owe our continued growth and success for the past 20 years to the Latino community of Los Angeles,? said Manuel Abud, General Manager and Vice President of KVEA. ?We are proud to be a part of this community and take the invition into our viewers? homes very seriously.?

KVEA?s commitment to the community is evident in its program ?Mejorando Su Vida,? and has shown the stations dedication to improve the Los Angeles Latino community by partnering with local non-profits. Most recently, KVEA joined the American Red Cross to promote the first Latino focused Blood Drive Campaign in the Los Angeles area.

KVEA also received praise from the City of Los Angeles and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa who thanked KVEA for its ?Dedication and accurate reporting of local, national and world news, which is worthy of public appreciation and recognition.?

Time Line
? 1985- KVEA signs on (Novelas, local news, prime movies)
? 1987- KVEA first Spanish Talk Show (Cara a Cara)
? 1987- January, KVEA acquired by Telemundo
? 1987- April, KVEA 6pm and 11pm newscasts begin
? 1996- KVEA Novelas start (prime movies end)
? 2001- KVEA 6am and weekend newscasts begin
? 2001- KVEA/KWHY combined newsrooms
? 2005 ? KVEA celebrates 20 years of service in Los Angeles

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