KRCA 62 Names Jennifer Montoya Betancourth Lead Anchor for Local 12PM and 5PM Newscasts
— Leading Spanish-language network hires Colombian journalist to lead two of its
local Los Angeles newscasts —
BURBANK, CA – July 18, 2017 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – LBI Media, the fastest growing, minority owned Spanish language broadcasting company in the U.S. announced today that former Noticias Caracol anchor Jennifer Montoya Betancourth will join its Estrella TV flagship station KRCA 62 in Los Angeles.
Montoya Betancourth will take over the anchor desk for the 12PM and 5PM local newscasts in Los Angeles starting Monday, July 31, 2017. In this capacity, she will be the lead anchor alongside KRCA 62’s award-winning news team, who in the most recent May Sweeps results became the #2 newscast (11PM) in the Los Angeles market regardless of language, beating ABC, NBC and CBS(1).
Montoya Betancourth comes with more than 10 years of journalistic experience in her native Colombia, where she anchored the country’s highest rated national newscast, “Noticias Caracol.” She was also the lead anchor for Caracol’s daily noon newscast, weekend primetime news and “Última Edición.” Additionally, she anchored two national political affairs shows, “Análisis Mundial” on the Cablenoticias Network, which she also created and directed, and “Una Mirada al Mundo” for Caracol Internacional.
“We are elated to welcome Jennifer to our dynamic and dedicated news team here at Estrella TV’s KRCA 62 station. I am certain she will be a great addition to an already accomplished team, and we look forward to continue increasing our presence in the community as she takes over the news desk for two of our key local news casts,” stated Andrea Ospina, vice president of local news at KRCA 62.
Earlier in her journalism career, Montoya Betancourth was the editor in chief of digital magazine Política Crítica and also worked at Blu Radio, a property of Caracol TV, as a Bogota correspondent. She has a BA in Communications & Journalism from Universidad Católica Popular de Risaralda and two Masters degrees, one in Political Science from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the other in Business, Institutional and Journalistic Communications from that same university.
About LBI Media, Inc.
LBI Media, Inc., is a leading Spanish-language entertainment company and one of the largest Spanish-language radio and television broadcasters in the U.S., based on revenues and number of stations. The company owns 16 radio stations (thirteen FM and three AM), ten television stations, “EstrellaTV,” a leading Spanish-language television broadcast network in the U.S., and Fenomeno Studios multi-channel network. Through EstrellaTV, we broadcast in 47 designated market areas, or DMAs, across the U.S. through both our owned television stations and affiliates. The company produces over 50 hours of original television programming at its Burbank Television Studios each week. The EstrellaTV programming catalog consists of over 7,500 hours of original Spanish-language television programming in genres including talk, drama, comedy, variety, reality, music and more. To learn more about LBI Media and see company updates, please visit www.lbimedia.com.
(1)Source: Nielsen Media Research, Los Angeles NSI Live +SD, May 17; M-F 11-11:30P, time period average ratings