The award-winning journalist joins Felix de Bedout as co-anchor of Univision News’ national evening newscast airing Saturdays and Sundays on the Univision Network
Univision News, the award-winning news division of Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, has announced that Arantxa Loizaga has been appointed co-anchor of the weekend evening edition of its national newscast, “Noticiero Univision,” which airs coast to coast on the Univision Network. Loizaga will join Felix De Bedout every Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning on Saturday, September 6, 2014.
Previously, Loizaga was the primetime news anchor for Univision San Antonio’s 10 p.m. local newscast, broadcast nightly on KWEX-41. She also co-hosted the station’s local community affairs magazine show, “Portada San Antonio.” She joined Univision News in 2007 as a reporter.
During her successful broadcasting career, Loizaga has conducted high-profile interviews with many distinguished political leaders, both domestic and international, among them President Barack Obama, whom she interviewed one-on-one in the White House in 2013. Others include Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, former Secretary of Transportation Ray La Hood, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Senator John Cornyn, former Mayor and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, former Mexican President Vicente Fox and many more.
She has won four Lone Star Emmy Awards and has been nominated 10 times. She also received a Laurel Award from the Columbia Journalism Review for her exclusive interview with President Obama.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Loizaga holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Public Relations from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.
“We are pleased to welcome Arantxa to our national Univision News team,” said Daniel Coronell, senior vice president and executive director of News at Univision. “She is a highly skilled, award-winning journalist with a deep passion for the community we serve and will be a very valuable asset in helping to advance our mission of informing and empowering Hispanic America.”