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Patricia Janiot Jumps to Univision News from CNN

Patricia Janiot, who has served as one of the main anchors of CNN’s Spanish-language broadcast for two decades, is taking up new duties at Univision News.

Janiot, who has been with CNN since 1992, will co-anchor Univision’s late-night newscast, “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna,” with Enrique Acevedo starting in January 2018. She will also serve as co-anchor for the weekly primetime newsmagazine “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now), with Ilia Calderón and Teresa Rodríguez, and launch a new Latin America-focused news program on all Univision News digital platforms. Janiot  is also expected to develop content for special programs.

“Although leaving CNN was a difficult decision, I felt it was time to take on new challenges and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to do so at Univision,” said Janiot, in a prepared statement. “After almost 26 years, life has pleasantly surprised me by bringing me back to the company where I first launched my broadcast journalism career in the United States. I’m very excited about this new phase in my professional life.”

 Janiot co-anchored “Noticiero Telemundo-CNN,” a joint effort between the two companies that aired on Spanish-langauge Telemundo, before moving to CNN in 1992. She has interviewed most of the Latin American presidents in office during the last 25 years, including Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez, as well as numerous political leaders and prominent world figures, among them Augusto Pinochet, Colin Powell, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Dan Brown.

Since 2003, Janiot has been the solo anchor of CNNE’s principal primetime newscast, “Panorama Mundial.” In 2016, she also began hosting “Nuestro Mundo,” a newsmagazine that airs on Sundays. Before joining CNN, Janiot co-anchored the evening newscast for Univision’s local station in Los Angeles, KMEX, and was the host of the local morning show “Buenos Días Nueva York” on  WXTV in New York.

 “Patricia’s stature and recognition in the international news media industry are indisputable, as is her unwavering commitment to journalistic excellence,” said Daniel Coronell, president, Univision News, in a statement. “Now with Univision as her forum, via broadcast television and all our digital platforms, she’ll have new audiences to reach and many opportunities to build on her passion for informing and empowering her viewers.”

,Janiot holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and communication from Universidad de la Sabana in Bogotá, as well as a degree in English from Cambridge University. She also studied TV and Radio Broadcasting and Production at Bogotá’s Colegio Superior de Telecomunicaciones. Before moving to the U.S., she was a presenter on Colombian television, hosting the newsmagazine “Testimonio,” and a magazine show titled “Momento Cultural,” in addition to co-anchoring the “Noticiero Criptón” newscast. Janiot began her journalistic career at the Colombian radio network Caracol Radio. She is a native of Bucaramanga, Colombia.

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