Pulling the Plug on New Mexico Newscasts

Entravision-owned KLUZ in New Mexico has pulled the plug on their newscasts and laid off staff.

 Entravision has canceled local production of its 5 and 10 pm newscasts in Albuquerque and will now “hub” the news from its Denver station.

In doing so, it has laid off staff at KLUZ, just like it did at WVEA in Tampa. Anchors Alejandro Contreras and Laura Holguín were among the layoffs, as well as a producer, editor and a technical director.

The company hired Yuniesky Ramirez and Garna Mejia as anchor replacements for Noticias Univision Albuquerque, based out of Denver.

Two MMJs and longtime cameraman Jim Morrison will remain in Albuquerque. The KLUZ newscast will be pre-recorded to air as live-on-tape. And just like at the Florida station, the changes went into effect yesterday. 

H/T Media Moves