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Telemundo Denver / KDEN has named Alfredo Sánchez News Director.

Telemundo Denver / KDEN has named Alfredo Sánchez News Director.

In this role, Sánchez will be responsible for the overall performance of the station’s news department across multiple platforms. He will report to Andrés Chaparro, President and General Manager of Telemundo Denver. His first day at KDEN will be May 1.

“Smart, experienced and committed, Alfredo is a trusted newsroom leader and I’m excited that he will join Telemundo Denver,” said Chaparro. “His vast experience in news and production will help to strengthen our already strong position in the market so we can continue being the leading source for news and information for Spanish-speaking viewers in Denver.”

An award-winning journalist, Sánchez has more than 20 years of local broadcast experience and joins Telemundo Denver after working at several Telemundo stations, including Telemundo 39 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXTX and Telemundo Houston / KTMD since 1999. While at KXTX, Sánchez held various newsroom roles with increasing responsibility, including his most recent position of Assistant News Director. Sánchez launched his career in local broadcasting in Houston after working as a news reporter for El Día newspaper in Houston. Outside the newsroom, Sánchez has also dedicated his spare time to academia and has worked as an adjunct professor teaching broadcasting and journalism classes at community colleges in Houston and Fort Worth, Texas.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to work with Andrés and the Telemundo Denver team,” Added Sánchez. “The news team has done a fantastic job at establishing the station as a local news leader and I look forward to working shoulder to shoulder with KDEN’s amazing team.”

A recipient of eight Lone Star Emmy awards, Sánchez earned a bachelor’s degree in Arts and Broadcasting from Louisiana State University and a Master’s degree in Journalism from Texas Southern University. Sánchez is also the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and a member of USA Track and Field’s Masters program. He will be relocating to the Denver area.

About Telemundo Denver
Telemundo Denver / KDEN is Telemundo’s local television station serving Spanish-speaking viewers throughout Denver and the state of Colorado. Owned by NBCUniversal, the station is committed to delivering viewers local breaking news, in-depth journalism, updated weather forecasts, sports and entertainment headlines across a variety of platforms, including on-air, online at TelemundoDenver.com, via its mobile app and social media channels. The station is deeply rooted in the communities it serves and fosters partnerships with local organizations all throughout Colorado to help meet viewers interests and needs.