Heidi Renpenning joins Univision Arizona’s award-winning news team





PHOENIX – SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 – Univision News announced that award-winning journalist Heidi Renpenning has joined Univision Arizona as lead anchor for its evening and late-night newscasts for the Phoenix and Tucson markets.

Renpenning, who will be based in Phoenix, Arizona, joins the anchor team of Sergio Urquidi and Felipe Corral. Her start date is October 7. “Noticias Univision Arizona” (“Univision News Arizona”) led by News Director Juan Villa, has consistently ranked as the highest rated newscast in the Phoenix market, regardless of language. The “Noticias Univision Arizona” news team has been among the recipients of several high-profile awards, including the Emmy’s©, Gracie Allen Awards, Edward R. Murrow and NAPTA Awards, among other prestigious journalism awards.

Roberto Yañez, Vice President and General Manager for Univision Arizona said, “We welcome Heidi Renpenning to her new home and to one of the best and most dedicated news teams in the country.” He added, “Renpenning’s experience is a perfect match for this team committed to the community we serve.”

A celebrated news professional with more than 14 years of experience in broadcast journalism in Mexico and the United States, Renpenning was most recently the Weekend Lead Anchor for KINT-TV Univision 26 newscast in El Paso, Texas. Previously, she was a News Anchor for the nightly evening newscast at XEJ-TV Canal 5 in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Entertainment Television Show Host for PROMUS Communications in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua and On-Air personality for KTEP-FM National Public Radio in El Paso, Texas.

Renpenning has been recognized by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters for Continuing Coverage and has been nominated for an Emmy. A native of Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico, she holds a Bachelor degree in Science of Arts in Electronic Media from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Univision’s award-winning News division is committed to informing the country’s fastest growing segment across all media platforms, including TV, Radio, and Interactive. Hispanics count on the latest and most relevant content that impacts the community through: “Noticiero Univision,” the Network’s evening, late evening and weekend national newscast; Sunday public affairs program “Al Punto” (To The Point); newsmagazine shows “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) and “Primer Impacto” (First Impact); as well as morning news segments on “Despierta América” (Wake Up America). In the last year, Univision has strengthened its news team and expanded its news operations by adding Investigative and Documentary Units.


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Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 96% of U.S. Hispanic households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 89% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional  suite of six cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Distrito Comedia; UVideos, the first bilingual digital network serving Hispanic America; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company’s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive, a network of products and offerings including Univision.com, which continues to be the No. 1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.