The Univision Network announced today Alan Tacher will be joining its highly successful four-hour morning show, “Despierta América” (Wake-Up America) as co-host starting November 5th. A renowned television presenter, Tacher most recently co-hosted Televisa’s morning news show “Hoy” (Today). He will relocate to Miami to take on his new role on “Despierta América.”
“Alan is one of the best television hosts in Spanish-language media and we welcome him to ‘Despierta América,’ where he is joining the best morning team in U.S. Hispanic television, a team that in the few weeks since I joined Univision has shown me why they are No. 1,” said Alberto Ciurana, President, Programming & Content, Univision Networks. “I have worked with Alan for many years and know that he will add to the magic formula and help us in our mission to serve and entertain our audience with that professionalism, charisma and sense of humor he is known for.”
“I look forward to working with the incredible team at ‘Despierta América’ and to officially joining the Univision family,” said Tacher. “The passion for our audience and our industry comes to life every morning on ‘Despierta América’ because of the energy and dedication of the professionals in front of and behind the cameras. I look forward to contributing in our shared goal of helping our audience start the day the right way, informed, energized, and with a smile.”
Tacher added, “I am grateful to Televisa and my colleagues at ‘Hoy’ for the opportunities they’ve offered me throughout the years, and know that we’ll continue to collaborate as both shows do today.”
Alan Tacher has been a familiar figure on Spanish-language television since the 1990’s, when he first appeared in various Televisa productions and later hosted “Califas de Oro,” a special that aired on the TV Azteca network. From there he went on to host numerous other programs, including the hidden-camera series titled “Te Caché” (Got You), the early morning variety show “Tempranito” (Very Early), several Oscars and GRAMMY awards specials, and the reality show that shot him to international fame, “La Academia” (The Academy), among others. In 2010 he returned to Televisa after an 18-year absence to co-host the Sunday night family entertainment show “Décadas” (Decades) with Adal Ramones, and in January of 2011, he became one of the presenters on the morning program “Hoy” while concurrently hosting the game show series “1, 2, 3 por México.” He has also co-hosted several yearly specials for Televisa, such as “Premios TVyNovelas,” “Premios Oye!,” and “Fiesta Mexicana,” as well as Univision’s New Year’s special.
Celebrating its 15th year of delighting Hispanic audiences, “Despierta América” is Univision’s top-rated weekday morning show. During four lively hours, the show covers topics of special interest to the Hispanic community, along with the day’s top headlines and trending topics, entertainment news, celebrity guests, consumer tips, practical information, and more. “Despierta América” airs Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET/PT (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Central) on the Univision Network.
Tacher will join the show’s regular hosting team, which includes Karla Martínez, Raúl González, Johnny Lozada, news anchor Satcha Pretto and weather anchor Cristina Blackwell.