Photo: Today Day / Telemundo
As we have been telling you in these weeks, This Friday, the way to change the mornings of Telemundo and ‘Hoy Día’ became effective, and with them the layoffs. Who is it? Stephanie ‘Chiquibaby’ Himonidis, Rebeka Smith and Chef Alfredo Oropeza.
This morning, after the show ended, andn where they announced that for 10 days they will give up space at the start of the Qatar World Cup and that they will take vacations. Several of the talents received the news that these vacations will be permanent, and others that they will be relocated to other shows..
In the case of Chiquibaby, after 4 years in the chain when she was hired to be part of ‘Un Nuevo Día’ and then transitioned to ‘Hoy Día’, she was separated and her contract was canceled. Actually, it’s not a rumor. but the presenter herself confirmed it to us through her advertising agency and Telemundo as well with these words sent via e-mail to our request for a reaction on the subject.
“Stephanie is a versatile and dynamic television personality. We are especially grateful for her contributions to Telemundo, where she has excelled as a presenter on various shows. She is a highly talented communicator with a special connection to Latino audiences. We wish you success in your future projects.“.
Another of the talents that were left out of the chain, It was the journalist Rebeka Smith, who, like Chiquibaby, was a mother very recently.
Telemundo also confirmed his departure and he did it this way:Rebeka is a highly talented journalist and professional.. She has demonstrated remarkable journalistic ability, whether hosting a newscast, the morning show, or reporting for one of the news programs. We are grateful for his valuable contributions to the chain and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.“.
Let’s remember that Rebeka, as Telemundo says, went through several programs within the chain. She was a reporter and news anchor when she lived in New York. With the firing of María Celeste from ‘Al Rojo Vivo’, she was hired, transferred to Miami, and given the opportunity to host the afternoon show with Rodner Figueroa, but the duo did not work out..
He had finally gotten his space on ‘Today’, but this Friday he was left out of the chain, like Rodner Figueroa, who we told yesterday that he was fired.
Another of the talents that we will no longer see in the morning of Telemundo is the chef Alfredo Orpezawho came to Telemundo to compete with the chef Yisus Díaz from ‘Despierta América’, however, he would never have finished conquering the public.
About his dismissal, this is what Telemundo told us: “We greatly appreciate Chef Oropeza’s passion and knowledge as an expert in cooking today. His cooking segments always celebrated the diversity of Latin American cooking history and tastes in a very informative way. We are confident that she will continue to delight and empower audiences in the next phase of her career.“.
But these are not the only announcements that were made this morning within the ‘Today’ team, three more talents were left out of the show, but not from the network. Although they have not made it official yet, we can confirm that Nacho Lozano, Carlos Robles and Quique Usales would return to the news department and be relocated to one of the newscasts either from the network or from 24/7 news.
Who is in ‘Today’? As we told you a few months ago, The only one that is confirmed, at least until the end of her contract, is Adamari López, who will once again have the difficult task of the transition and to receive who will be their new companions.
Who will be the new talents of ‘Today’ that will accompany Adamari López? Until now have not been confirmedand although there are many names that sound like possible candidates, we were able to learn that many of them would have finally decided not to accept the offer.
What is the future of ‘Today’? after these massive layoffs of talent, and the Telemundo morning show being dismantled. We also asked the chain about this and this is what they told us:
“As we continue to evolve our morning show to meet our audience’s growing demand for entertainment contenthoyDia will transition to a variety, news and entertainment format. Given these adjustments, today we are making some changes to the talent and production teams of the show..
These decisions are difficult but necessary to ensure we continue to serve our audiences with the content they crave in a highly competitive and evolving environment.. We are deeply grateful to all affected employees for their hard work and commitment to today and we wish them all the best in the search for new opportunities“.
-The account of the path to change:
As we have been telling you, There are many changes that are coming for Telemundobeginning with the morning show, which ceased to belong to the news department and returned to the entertainment department. Confirmed by the chain itself with a reaction that they sent us, there will be changes.
We also told you exclusively that, days after traveling to Qatar to cover the World Cup, Chiquibaby’s trip was canceled due to a budget adjustment. But in reality the decision had to do with what happened today, his separation from “Today” and the chain.
DON’T MISS THESE OTHER STORIES:
-Chiquibaby is out of the World Cup: They cancel their coverage days after traveling
-Telemundo: The transition of the changes of ‘Hoy Día’ begins
-Telemundo would make drastic changes again in the morning