FORT LEE, NJ – April 6, 2020 – Freddy Oldenburg has been named Vice President of News for Telemundo 47 / WNJU, effective May 11. He will lead the station’s day-to-day news operations while growing WNJU’s joint news collaboration with sister station NBC 4 New York / WNBC.
“Freddy is the perfect person to lead our news team,” said Cristina Schwarz, President and General Manager of Telemundo 47. “Our viewers and their families are relying on us to deliver breaking news and information now more than ever. We are looking forward to Freddy’s leadership in the newsroom and welcome him to the team
A 12-time local Emmy® winner and a twenty-year, bilingual veteran news professional, Oldenburg joins Telemundo 47 from Dallas-Fort Worth where he worked as Vice President of News for Telemundo 39 / KXTX newsroom since 2017. There, Oldenburg led KXTX’s coverage of major breaking news stories including the 2019 trial of off-duty Dallas police officer Amber Guyger and the tragic 2018 shooting of Botham Jean. His previous roles include Vice President of News for Telemundo 48 / KSTS in the San Francisco Bay Area, Assistant News Director for Telemundo 52 / KVEA in Los Angeles and Executive Producer for Univision network in Miami. Oldenburg launched his career in broadcasting as an anchor and reporter for RCTV in Caracas, Venezuela.
“The Telemundo 47 news team has a special bond with the community. The station’s anchors and reporters are trusted for their experience and respected for their professionalism,” added Oldenburg. “With our viewers experiencing and facing many hardships, it is more important than ever to deliver timely, impactful journalism that keeps our neighborhoods informed. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work to serve our communities.”
Oldenburg earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Universidad Central de Venezuela. He also earned a master’s degree in Communications from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He will be relocating to the Tri State area.
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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 Telemundo47.com, and via its dedicated mobile app and across social media.
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