Telemundo 20 San Diego Names Anchor

By Joe Nelson


TELEMUNDO 20 SAN DIEGO NAMES RIGO VILLALOBOS ANCHOR/REPORTER



SAN DIEGO, CA – (August 19, 2019) – Telemundo 20 San Diego / KUAN today named Rigo Villalobos anchor/reporter for the station’s newscasts that air Monday to Friday at 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 11:00PM. He will join co-anchor Lizzet Lopez. Telemundo 20 serves the Spanish speaking community on the border between Tijuana and San Diego in southern California and Baja California, Mexico. 


TELEMUNDO 20 SAN DIEGO NAMES RIGO VILLALOBOS ANCHOR/REPORTER



SAN DIEGO, CA – (August 19, 2019) – Telemundo 20 San Diego / KUAN today named Rigo Villalobos anchor/reporter for the station’s newscasts that air Monday to Friday at 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 11:00PM. He will join co-anchor Lizzet Lopez. Telemundo 20 serves the Spanish speaking community on the border between Tijuana and San Diego in southern California and Baja California, Mexico.

“Rigo has proven to be an outstanding journalist in and out of the studio. He’s covered local stories that impact our community and has helped get national attention to immigration issues that are happening in our area. We are looking forward to this new era for Telemundo 20’s with Rigo and Lizzet Lopez at the anchor desk,” said Pedro Calderón Michel, News Director for Telemundo 20.



”I am very excited about the opportunity to anchor Telemundo 20 and continue working side by side with my colleagues as we provide excellent news coverage to the Spanish population on both sides of the border. I am eager to not only inform my community from the streets but also directly from the news desk.” said Rigo Villalobos, Anchor/Reporter for Telemundo 20.



Villalobos has more than 10 years of experience working in local TV stations in Los Angeles, San Antonio and Las Vegas. He has been a part of the Telemundo stations family for over 4 years. Villalobos joined KUAN in 2017 as part of Telemundo 20’s launch team. At Telemundo 20, Villalobos has covered numerous local stories including the case of a nine-year-old girl who was detained at the border for 30 hours despite being a U.S. Citizen. His exclusive story drew national attention as national immigration issues unfolded in the San Diego/Tijuana area in real time. Villalobos has taken NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 viewers to the root of important local and national stories as a reporter embed covering the 2018 migrant caravans live from the Mexico/Guatemala border and the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting.



A multi-Emmy Award winner, Villalobos earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University Northridge and became a United States citizen in 2019.





About Telemundo 20

Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 20 San Diego is Telemundo’s local television station serving nearly 1 million Hispanic viewers in the San Diego market. As one of 18 stations that make up the Telemundo Station Group, Telemundo 20 San Diego delivers its viewers 10 hours of live, locally produced news every week across all platforms. The station’s newscasts feature local breaking news, exclusive “First Alert” weather forecasts, sports reports as well as international news. Telemundo 20 provides coverage viewers can count on across all platforms, including online at Telemundo20.com, via its dedicated station app and through its social media channels. Telemundo 20 also delivers Spanish-speaking viewers world-class programming produced by Telemundo network.



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