Univision’s “Despierta America” (Wake-Up America) Kicks Off 2011 with Chiquinquirá Delgado as New Co-Host

Univision announced today that charismatic TV personality Chiquinquirá Delgado has joined its highly rated morning show “Despierta América” (Wake-up America) as co-host. Delgado joins beloved team Raúl González, Karla Martínez, Alfonso “Poncho” de Anda and Neida Sandoval as part of the Univision family. In addition to her duties in the daily broadcast, she will also participate in some of the network’s most popular specials throughout the year. “Despierta América” airs Monday through Friday at 7am ET/PT (6am Central) to 10 am ET/PT (9am Central).

Delgado is widely known for her most recent work as co-host for Univision’s hit star-studded reality competition, “¡Mira Quién Baila!” (Look Who’s Dancing). With more than 15 years of experience as a model, actress and TV presenter, Chiquinquirá Delgado gained popularity for her work as part of one of Venezuela’s most successful morning shows, as well as her participation in multiple novelas. Chiquinquirá is also an entrepreneur, having successfully launched “Chiqui,” her own line of beauty products inspired by her personal style which is widely sold in her native Venezuela.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chiquinquirá to the ‘Despierta América’ family. She rounds out our dynamic team of hosts that Hispanic America welcomes into their homes every morning,” said Luis Fernández, president of entertainment for Univision and Univision Studios. “We constantly focus on improving and innovating our programming across all of our platforms, and with this new co-host, we continue the evolution of ‘Despierta América’ we initiated in 2010.”

For 13 years, Univision’s “Despierta América” has been Hispanic America’s #1 early-morning show. Now with a new set and broadcast in high definition (HD), the program provides viewers a lively way to start the day featuring topics of special interest to the Hispanic community, including the latest headlines, interviews with experts, lifestyle pieces and special musical guests.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the premier media company serving the U.S. Hispanic community. 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 95% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, reaching 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; 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, which includes Univision.com, the leading Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision Móvil, the industry’s most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings; and TuTv, U.S. outlet for pay television channels of Mexico-based Grupo Televisa. 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.