Philadelphia, PA — After covering everything from parades to politics as a freelancer, Ilia Garcia has been named to the staff of Univision 65, the Spanish language television station in Philadelphia/Vineland, NJ.
General Manager and Eastern Regional Vice President Augustine Martinez announced Ilia Garcia will become the station’s main anchor effective February 17, 2004.
“Ilia is the future of our news department as we prepare to launch our 6 PM and 11 PM news shows in the near future,” said Mr. Martinez.
“I’m very excited about joining the Univision 65 team. I’m looking forward to providing important news of the day to our many viewers throughout the Tri-state area,” says Ms. Garcia.
Ms. Garcia will also anchor Univision’s 65 weekly Public Affairs show, “Voces Del Valle.” The Saturday morning show will soon launch a new and improved format.
A native of Puerto Rico, Ms. Garcia earned a Bachelors of Arts in Communications and Masters of Science in Public Affairs, both from the University of Massachusetts. Ms. Garcia previously worked for Univision’s Affiliate Relations Department in New York City and as a freelance reporter for Univision 65 during the past two years. Ms. Garcia lives in New Jersey.
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 79% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 24 Univision Network television stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 31 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 17 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at www.univision.com. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
For more information, please visit www.univision.net