Thursday, February 17, 2011

Update On Alberto Padilla's Exit From CNN En Español

Veronica Villafane from Media Moves, a blog focusing on Latinos in the media, says she spoke to Alberto Padilla over his recent exit from CNN En Español. According to the post, Padilla says he was axed by the network. (h/t: forum member peramirez)
Alberto tells me he wasn't surprised by the new management's decision to end his run at the network. "CNNE is going through some profound changes. I was questioning some of the changes that were being instituted," he says of the recent talent and show changes, as well as the new political tendencies of the recently revamped network.

"This new management is not one that tolerates any questions," he says. He also points out that viewers aren't pleased with CNNE's new look: "The changes are alienating the public who has been loyal to the network for so many years. They're looking for a new audience. But if you read the comments on the social network sites, the viewers are not pleased with what they see on the air." He refers to scathing reviews on Facebook and Twitter.
The blog also reveals Padilla's apparent replacement. Read the full posting at Media Moves here.

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