Ilia Calderón To Be Univision’s First Afro-Latina Evening News Anchor | @iliacalderon ‏@UniNoticias

by Yah Yah

Columbian news anchor Ilia Calderón will take over as the new co-anchor of Noticiero Univision. The move sees her make history as Spanish network, Univision‘s first ever Afro-Latina evening new anchor!

According to Variety, Calderón will commence her new gig mid-December alongside Jorge Ramos weeknights at 6:30 p.m as well as co-hosting Aquí y Ahora with Teresa Rodríguez on Sundays.

“It is a great honor and an enormous responsibility for me to sit in María Elena Salinas’s anchor chair,” said Calderón, in a statement. “María Elena has been an invaluable voice for the Hispanic community in this country, an icon of excellence in journalism and a role model for millions of Latinas, so I know I have big shoes to fill. I’m very excited to accept this new challenge as co-anchor of Hispanic America’s most trusted newscast.”

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In July 2017, Calderón went viral when during an interview with Ku Klux Klan member Chris Barker, he fired racial slurs at her calling her both the n-word and a “mongrel.” Calderón was the first person of color ever to step foot in the Loyal White Knights leader’s home.

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