Orlando, FL – (January 5, 2021) – Telemundo31, Telemundo’s owned station that reports for Central Florida’s Spanish-speaking audiences, today announced that Miguelangel Lopez has been named Vice President of News. In this role, Lopez will be responsible for overseeing the station’s multi-platform news operations and performance. He will report to Migdalia Figueroa, President and General Manager of Telemundo31. His first day at WTMO will be January 25.
“Miguelangel is an outstanding manager and an experienced news leader,” said Figueroa. “I’m excited for him to join our team and look forward to seeing the new milestones he and our news staff will reach as we continue with our commitment of informing and empowering our audiences, now more than ever.”
A 12-time regional Lone Star Emmy® Award winner and a twenty-year veteran news professional, Lopez joins WTMO from KTLM in the Rio Grande Valley where he worked as Vice President of News since 2014. At KTLM, Lopez oversaw the launch of the station’s consumer investigative unit that has returned millions of dollars to consumers as well as the news team’s coverage of national breaking news stories including the humanitarian crisis in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México and the separation of families across the border including the Rio Grande Valley. During his tenure, KTLM’s news team has won prestigious journalism awards including a National News Emmy, Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and First Amendment Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, among others. In addition to his local broadcast experience, Lopez has also worked for Telemundo Network in various producer roles with increasing responsibility for the Network’s award-winning morning show, Un Nuevo Día.
“I am honored to join the Telemundo31 team to work alongside an incredibly committed group of journalists,” added Lopez. “Our Telemundo stations news teams have a deeply rooted commitment to informing local audiences with the google-proof news and information they need to carry out their daily lives. I’m pleased to continue this news responsibility at Telemundo31 and to serve Central Florida’s Spanish-speaking audiences.”
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Lopez launched his career in television more than twenty years ago as host for several Puerto Rican shows including Día a Dia. He will be relocating to Central Florida.
Telemundo 31 / WTMO is Telemundo’s local television station serving Spanish-language viewers in the Central Florida. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 31, delivers its audiences more than 10 hours of live, locally produced news each week across all platforms. WTMO’s newscasts feature local breaking news, real-time weather forecasts, and consumer reports and sports information. Telemundo 31 also airs world-class programming produced by Telemundo Network. Telemundo 31’s local news and information can be accessed by audiences across all of its platforms, including online at Telemundo31.com, through its social media channels, mobile app “Telemundo 31”, and on local over-the-air channels 31.1 and 31.2, Spectrum channels 62, 1011 and 1918, Century Link channels 31, 1031 and 3007. Advanced Satellite and Cable channel 66, Stellar Communications channel 91, MDU Communications channel 33, and Summit Broadband channel 15.