Spanish-language broadcasting in the U.S. is losing one of its most prominent figures as Maria Elena Salinas retires from Univision News after more than three decades of blending the role of anchor and advocate.
Salinas, who hosts the main news broadcast on Univision with co-anchor Jorge Ramos, has been weighing her departure for several years and says the time is right to pursue independent projects, including some in English.
“It’s time to go find other audiences,” the 62-year-old anchor said in an interview last week at the Univision studios outside Miami.
Some advocates say immigrants will lose an important voice when Salinas steps down this Friday.
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