FORT LEE, NJ – (June 12, 2017) – Telemundo 47 / WNJU today named international television star Carlos McConnie as the co-host of Acceso Total, the station’s popular entertainment and lifestyle program which airs Monday through Friday at 10:00 AM ET. He will make his on-air debut today alongside current co-host Orietta DeLuque.
“We are thrilled that Carlos has joined our Acceso Total team and welcome him to our Telemundo 47 family,” said Cristina Schwarz, Telemundo 47 President and General Manager. ”Carlos is an international media force who has long enjoyed a strong connection with his viewers and I know that our viewers will fall in love with him.”
A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, McConnie served as host of “Deutsche Welle’s Euromaxx” in Germany, offering viewers coverage of the latest in entertainment and European culture. Previously, McConnie served as co-presenter on Sábado Gigante, and the social media host for Nuestra Belleza Latina. He began his television career as main host of MTV Puerto Rico and was regularly seen on WAPA and WAPA America.
“I am incredibly excited to join the Telemundo 47 team and cannot wait to meet our viewers throughout the Tri-State area,” said McConnie. “With the very best in entertainment programming, more and more viewers continue to turn to Telemundo 47’s Acceso Total for the latest music, fashion and cultural news and information most important to the Spanish-speaking communities of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.”
McConnie will join Orietta De Luque as permanent co-hosts of Acceso Total. For more information on Telemundo 47’s Acceso Total, please click here.
About Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU
Winner of the 2017 New York Emmy® Awards for top morning and evening newscasts, Telemundo 47 / WNJU is the local Telemundo television station serving Spanish-speaking viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for more than 50 years. The Tri-State’s Spanish-language broadcasting channel for soccer, Telemundo 47 will offer exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ tournament.
Delivering more than 24 hours of locally-produced news, information and entertainment programing each week, Telemundo 47 offers comprehensive breaking news coverage and features the New York market’s only team of bilingual meteorologists, La Autoridad en El Tiempo, who use cutting-edge technology to keep viewers and their families safe and informed. This includes Tele Doppler 47, con tecnología S band, the most powerful and most accurate weather technology available.
Telemundo 47’s local consumer investigative unit, Telemundo Responde, returns every telephone call, responds to every electronic inquiry and has recovered nearly $1.5 million for local viewers. The station also featuresAcceso Total, the region’s only local entertainment variety program with TeleXitos, the station’s multicast network, offering viewers many beloved, iconic television series in an easy-to-watch, comfortable Spanish-language format.
As a station, Telemundo 47 demonstrates its commitment to the communities it serves by cultivating local partnerships with organizations that reflect the diversity of the local market. Telemundo 47 also provides news and information across all platforms, online at Telemundo47.com, and via its dedicated mobile app and across social media.