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Texas Politician Makes Media Rounds After Calling Out Fox News Host

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James Talarico, a State Representative from Texas, made headlines earlier this week when he asked Fox News host Pete Hegseth to tell his viewers that Donald Trump lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden.

Since the interaction went viral, Talarico has made some media rounds, defending his position and gaining notoriety among predominantly Democratic voters nationwide.

In a conversation with The Washington Post he said that he never “intended” to cause a stir on-air.

“I’m a former (middle school) teacher, so I’m very conflict-averse typically,” he said. “That kind of stuff makes me anxious.”

The next day he joined Jay-Ann Reid on MSNBC, and called out Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

The interaction on FOX earned nearly 1 million views across social media platforms.

Although he may not be invited back on FOX News any time soon, this probably won’t be the last you hear from Talarico.

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Univision Taps Michael Schwimmer for New Exec Role

Schwimmer will help the network centralize the distribution of the company’s platform, content offerings, and sales prospects that drive revenue boost.

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Univision is welcoming a new executive as the network announced that Michael Schwimmer is taking over a newly created executive position as the President, Global Platform Strategy and Revenue.

In his new position with the company, Schwimmer will help the network centralize the distribution of the company’s platform, content offerings, and sales prospects that drive revenue boost.

“Michael will complement our team by leading global distribution for the combined library of Televisa and Univision content, including all subscription and content licensing activities, and will oversee our efforts to ensure that thousands of hours of our Spanish-language content reaches valued audiences worldwide,” Wade Davis, CEO of Univision said.

“His extensive experience leading the strategy for multicultural and AVOD offerings and his proven track record navigating corporate transformations make him the ideal addition to our team, and his expertise and passion for increasing Spanish-language representation in the media speaks to our company’s purpose.”

Furthermore, Schwimmer is assigned to facilitate Univision’s more than 300,000 hours of existing Spanish-language content to reach viewers worldwide.

“Univision is an iconic brand that embodies its mission of entertaining, informing, and empowering Spanish-speaking audiences across all facets of its business,” Schwimmer said.

“Supporting the global Spanish-speaking community has been a lifelong personal passion of mine, so I am pleased to be part of Wade’s compelling vision to bring high-quality Spanish language content to this still underserved audience in an advanced, consumer-friendly streaming format. I look forward to leveraging my experience and hitting the ground running with my new colleagues in streaming as we build on Univision’s content and create a truly unmatched global offering.”

Before joining Univision, Schwimmer served as Group President of Sling TV and Executive Vice President of DISH Media.

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NBC News Names Allie Raffa Its Capitol Hill Correspondent

Raffa steps into her new role on Monday, Jan. 24.

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NBC News has a new Capitol Hill correspondent as the network has announced Allie Raffa will take over the role. Raffa comes over from NBC 7 San Diego, where she was a general assignment reporter for the television station.

“Raffa arrives at Capitol Hill from NBC’s San Diego affiliate, where she covered a wide range of stories from Southern California, including the state’s pandemic recovery, the recall effort against Gov. Gavin Newsom, and the latest from the U.S.-Mexico border,” Ken Strickland, NBC News Washington bureau chief, said in a statement provided by TV Newser.  

The move to national news isn’t a strange one as Raffa spent five years at Fox News, where she was an associate producer on “Fox News Sunday” and assistant to Chris Wallace.

“Life Update! So incredibly honored and excited to return to DC as NBC News’ stellar Capitol Hill team’s newest correspondent!” Raffa tweeted

Raffa started her journalism career at the South Florida Times and CBS Miami affiliate WFOR, covering the courthouses behind the scenes in South Florida. 

She steps into her new role on Monday, Jan. 24.

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Maity Interiano Named Weekend Co-anchor for Univision

Interiano joins Felix de Bedout as co-anchor of the evening newscast airing Saturdays and Sundays on Univision at 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT

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Changes are continuing at Univision as the network has named Maity Interiano co-anchor in Weekend Edition of “Noticiero Univision.” 

Interiano joins Felix de Bedout as co-anchor of the evening newscast airing Saturdays and Sundays on Univision at 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning on Saturday. Her first broadcast comes this weekend, on January 22. 

“We are pleased to welcome Maity Interiano to the weekend evening edition of our national newscast, “Noticiero Univision,” said Leopoldo Gomez, president of Univision News.

“She is a highly talented, driven, skilled, award-winning journalist with a deep passion for the community we serve. She will help us advance our mission of informing and empowering Hispanic America.”

Interiano has served as a reporter, correspondent, and host of Univision’s flagship Daytime program “Despierta América,” “UNews,” and “Noticiero Univision Edición Digital.

Last week, the network announced that León Krauze would depart KMEX Univision 34 in Los Angeles after a decade to co-anchor the network’s “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna” alongside journalist Patricia Janiot.

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