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Univision Leverages Its News Operation To Launch Daily News Podcast.

The daily news podcast roster has a new entrant, and it is in Spanish. Univision is leveraging the resources of its newsroom to launch Univision Reporta. Hosted by Mexican journalist, author, and anchor León Krauze, the company says Univision Reporta fills the morning news gap for Spanish speakers in the U.S.

Univision Noticias began producing the episodes this week. Each runs about a half hour with a focus on issues that are important to the Hispanic market. For instance, Tuesday’s episode told the story of the dangerous seven-mile journey that some Venezuelans make to flee their country in small fishing boats to Trinidad and Tobago.

“Univision Reporta's promise is to offer our listeners an eye-opening conversation every morning. From politics, culture, and sports, we're interested in what’s most important to our audience,” said Krauze of the show. “For each topic, we will find the person who can best offer original, informative, and enlightening points of view. I am confident that we will be great company for our audience every morning.”

Krauze, who has appeared on several podcasts as a guest and host over the last decade, is a columnist for El Universal in his native Mexico and The Washington Post's Global Opinions section.

Univision says the addition of a daily news podcast is part of its strategy to continue to expand its news division. The podcast will draw on the expertise of Univision’s vast network of more than 600 correspondents and journalists nationwide. Univision Reporta will also take listeners behind the scenes, offering audiences a glimpse of the news reporting process.

A new episode of Univision Reporta will be available Monday to Friday at 6am ET on Univision’s Uforia app and on all major podcast platforms.

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