Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Pamela Silva Conde Joins Univision’s “Primer Impacto” as New Co-Anchor

06/3/11 Univision PR

Univision’s Award-winning News Magazine Welcomes Silva Conde into its Seasoned Team of Anchors on Tuesday, July 5 at 5pm ET/PT

Miami, FL — Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language, announced today that Emmy award-winning journalist Pamela Silva Conde has been named the new co-anchor of “Primer Impacto” (First Impact). Silva Conde will join the news magazine’s team, serving as host and conducting interviews, beginning Tuesday, July 5, during its regular time, Monday through Sunday at 5pm ET/PT (4pm Central).

‘As part of Univision’s continued commitment to deliver the best news and most innovative programming, we are honored to welcome Pamela into her new role,’ said Daniel Coronell, vice president of Univision News. ‘Pamela’s extensive experience, tremendous passion and exemplary reporting make her an incredible asset to the “Primer Impacto” team.’

As one of the highest-rated news shows in the United States and 12 Latin American countries, Univision’s award-winning news magazine, “Primer Impacto,” offers viewers the most complete news coverage and human interest reporting on the issues of most importance to the community. Silva Conde, who has been preparing for this new role for some time, will join “Primer Impacto’s” talented team, Bárbara Bermudo, Satcha Pretto and Jackie Guerrido. Seasoned journalist Ilia Calderón, who served as the news magazine’s co-anchor, recently joined Noticiero Univision’s late evening edition, “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna,” alongside Edna Schmidt, will continue to present news and interviews with some of the most influential national and international political figures and celebrities.

Silva Conde began her career at Univision in 2003 as coordinator of community service, reporter and producer of the community show, “Miami Ahora,” on WLTV Univision 23. She then became a reporter for Univision’s entertainment show “Escándalo TV” on TeleFutura, and was also an official spokesperson for WAMI TeleFutura 69. In 2005, Silva Conde joined WLTV Univision 23′s news team as a reporter and host for the ¡Luces, Camara, Accion! (Lights, Camera, Action!) entertainment segment. Later, she became co-anchor of “Noticias 23 Al Amanecer” on WLTV Univision 23 and WAMI TeleFutura 69 in Miami. Most recently, Silva Conde has served as a correspondent for Univision’s news magazine “Aquí y Ahora,” in addition to reporting for the network’s news team where she interviewed several heads of state, including the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon Hinojosa.

Silva Conde has received several professional awards and accolades. She has won six Emmy awards for her exemplary journalistic work. In 2006 she won her first Emmy award for on-camera talent, followed by three Emmy awards in 2007 for writing, news feature story, and human interest story. In 2009, she won her fifth Emmy for a feature story about Facebook.com and was awarded her sixth Emmy in 2010 for investigative special feature.

Silva Conde graduated with honors from the journalism school at Florida International University (FIU), institution that named her as the “Communications Graduate of the Year” in 2009. She is finishing a Master’s degree in Bilingual Communications from St. Thomas University and is currently enrolled in a second Master’s in Business Administration at her alma mater, FIU. She is a board member for the Miami-based not-for-profit “Amigos For Kids,” which provides services to children in South Florida who are abused and/or abandoned.

About Univision Communications Inc
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, reaching 88% of U.S. Hispanic households and Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, and a suite of six cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clásico TV; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company’s platforms; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations and 70 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive Media, a network of national and local online and mobile sites including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has 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.

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