MundoFox readying Spanish-language evening news


Mundo FoxThis summer News Corp.’s Spanish-language broadcast channel MundoFox will include a national evening news show anchored by Rolando Nichols of Meruleo Group’s KWHY-TV LA, the MundoFox affiliate there. News will be a significant part of the new channel.

Initially, MundoFox intends to provide its affiliates up to 18 hours of network programming each day, which will include one hour of national news each weeknight. In addition to hosting the nightly national newscast, Nichols will also continue to host the local news for the local MundoFox affiliate partner.

“I am thrilled to be part of this new network. It’s a wonderful opportunity to be able to deliver more global, in-depth coverage of the pressing issues affecting Hispanics in this country. We understand our community and know that they need options. I feel honored to have been chosen to be one of the faces representing our culture on MundoFox,” said Nichols.

Nichols has 15 years of experience in broadcast media as a journalist, news and sports anchor/reporter. He is currently the Vice-President of News and Productions and also News Anchor for KWHY, where he hosts the 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscast weeknights. Since 2009, he has also been the Spanish voice for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on ESPN Deportes Radio and has worked for FOX Deportes as the play-by-play announcer for regular and postseason Major League Baseball. Before becoming a Major League Baseball broadcaster he spent 12 years working for Univision Network as a newscaster.