With the hiring of Anabel Monge from the Univision station in San Antonio, Telemundo Station Group’s WSNS-Channel 44 returns to a dual-anchor news format at 5 and 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Alfonso Gutierrez, who’s been anchoring “Noticiero Telemundo Chicago” solo since Edna Schmidt left in October 2013, will be joined next month by Monge, whose hiring was announced Thursday.
“It’s not easy to find talented anchors who can also report, write, edit, shoot and multitask, especially in Spanish language,” said Chris McDonnell, president and general manager of Telemundo Chicago. “It’s a real win for us.”
Before joining Univision’s KWEX-TV in San Antonio as a news anchor and reporter in 2008, Monge worked as a reporter for stations in Sacramento and Fresno, California, and El Paso and Midland, Texas. She also worked as a reporter for the Midland Reporter-Telegram.
“This is a very exciting time in my career and I am thrilled to join Telemundo Chicago,” Monge said in a statement. “I am honored to have this opportunity and look forward to making Chicago my new home and providing the best local breaking news for our Spanish-language viewers.”
A native of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Monge, 34, holds degrees in mass communications and Spanish from New Mexico State University.
Telemundo Media is a division of NBCUniversal.