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Univision Names Ilia Calderon As Co-Anchor Of Its Flagship Evening News Program

Univision has named Ilia Calderon as co-anchor of Noticiero Univision — Spanish-language media's most important evening news broadcast. Calderon is the first Afro-Latina to anchor a national news program, which is a big deal for a network often criticized for racially insensitive content and its lack of darker-skinned on-air talent.

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Corrected: November 9, 2017 at 10:00 PM MST
The host introduction to this piece implies that Ilia Calderon's appointment to Univision made her the first Afro-Latina to host a national news broadcast. In fact, that appointment makes her the first Afro-Latina to host a national daily evening news program. She anchored a weekend show at Telemundo earlier in her career.
Adrian Florido
Adrian Florido is a national correspondent for NPR covering race and identity in America.