FORT LEE, NJ – (October 8, 2020) – Continuing its commitment to delivering best-in-class journalism for the Spanish-speaking communities of the Tri-State area, Telemundo 47/WNJU announced the addition of veteran journalist Carlos Zapata to the station’s news team. Zapata will work as a general assignment reporter and joins the station Monday, November 9. His first on-air appearance is expected later that month.

“Carlos is a seasoned, highly-versatile journalist who has covered the big stories under the most challenging conditions. I know that his passion, work ethic and deep humility will benefit both our station and the viewers we serve. He will be a wonderful addition to our Telemundo 47 news team,” said Freddy Oldenburg, Telemundo 47 Vice President of News.

The 11-time Emmy® winner has covered many of North Texas’s biggest stories over the past seven years as an anchor/reporter at Telemundo 39/KXTX, including the Ebola crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, racial unrest, the 2016 election and more. He was also recently nominated for 7 Lone Star Emmys® including Best News Reporter, Vídeojournalist and News Anchor.

Prior to arriving in Dallas, Zapata worked for eight years in Southwestern Florida at Univision Fort Myers-Naples/WUVF as host and producer of community television programs such as D'Latinos al Día and Hablemos De. During this time, he also hosted and produced several news programs on Azteca America Fort Myers-Naples/ WANA during this time. Zapata began his career in Quito, Ecuador where he wrote for Diario HOY and worked for Ecuavisa Network as an Assignment Editor.

“Telemundo 47 has set the standard for delivering the most trusted news and the most accurate weather forecasts in the New York market, regardless of language. I am incredibly honored to join this award-winning news team and look forward to serving our viewers and their families across the Tri-State area,” added Zapata.

Zapata is of Ecuadorian and Colombian ancestry and is a member of NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences). He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Audiovisual Communications from SEK International University in Quito, Ecuador.

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About Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU

Telemundo 47 / WNJU is the Telemundo television station serving Spanish-speaking viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for more than 50 years. The Tri-State’s Spanish-language broadcasting channel for soccer, Telemundo 47 will offer exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2022 and 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ tournaments and the 2025 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ tournament.

Delivering more than 27 hours of locally-produced news, information and entertainment programing each week, Telemundo 47 offers comprehensive breaking news coverage and features the New York market’s only team of bilingual meteorologists, La Autoridad en El Tiempo, who use cutting-edge technology to keep viewers and their families safe and informed. This includes Tele Doppler 47, con tecnología S band, the most powerful and most accurate weather technology available.

Telemundo 47’s local consumer investigative unit, Telemundo Responde, returns every telephone call, responds to every electronic inquiry and has recovered more than $2 million for local viewers. The station also features Acceso Total, the region’s only local entertainment variety program with TeleXitos, the station’s multicast network, offering viewers many beloved, iconic television series in an easy-to-watch, comfortable Spanish-language format.

As a station, Telemundo 47 demonstrates its commitment to the communities it serves by cultivating local partnerships with organizations that reflect the diversity of the local market. Telemundo 47 also provides news and information across all platforms, online at, and via its dedicated mobile app and across social media.



John Durso, Jr.