Celeste inks deal with ABC Radio Networks

Newswoman to host segment on health topics

Telemundo  newswoman Maria Celeste Arraras has inked an exclusive deal with ABC Radio Networks for Spanish-language programming.

Celeste will host a segment on health topics that will air at various times throughout the day across all ABC Radio Networks en Español programming, which includes the Hispanic Morning Drive, Hispanic Advantage Network and ESPN Deportes. 

She also will work with ABC Radio Networks on the “Closing the Health Gap” campaign (www.healthgap.omhrc.gov), which focuses on the importance of good health among America’s communities of color. 

The campaign is part of ABC Radio Networks’ partnership with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and corporate sponsors.

Arraras began her journalism career in Puerto Rican television. She later joined Univision, rising from a position at the NY affil to bureau chief in Los Angeles and weekend anchor for the national news and then to anchor of Univision’s top-rated daily newsmag “Primer Impacto.”

She jumped ship to Telemundo/NBC in April 2002 to become host and managing editor of her own news mag “Al rojo vivo con Maria Celeste.”

Celeste has also contributed to NBC’s “Today” and “Dateline NBC” and co-hosted the “Brown-Black Democratic Presidential Debate,” a cable news special in 2004.

Repped by William Morris, she has authored a book and a forthcoming children’s storybook.

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