FORT LEE, N.J. – April 21, 2015 – The Empire State Building will shine red on Sunday, April 26, in honor of Telemundo 47 New York’s semi-centennial anniversary. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU is Telemundo’s local television that serves Spanish-language viewers in the New York Tri-State area. Launched in 1965, Telemundo 47 was the first local television station to air Spanish-language programming in the New York market.
“We are excited to celebrate our 50-year anniversary with our viewers and honored that the world-famous Empire State Building will shine red for Telemundo 47,” said Cristina Schwarz, President and General Manager, Telemundo 47. “On the evening of Sunday, April 26, viewers from all across the New York Tri-State area will be able to look up to the beacon of our skyline as it beams in red, in honor of our station’s past and the promise of our future as we reaffirm our commitment to be the first informers our communities demand and deserve.”
Telemundo 47 has experienced a significant boost in its local news operations, thanks to an investment made by NBCUniversal in its Telemundo stations to better serve Spanish-language communities. Today, Telemundo 47 produces more than 20 hours of local news and programming each week and provides viewers with local newscasts seven days a week. To support the boost in local news, Telemundo 47 has hired additional journalists, launched a new weekday newscast at 5:30 PM and launched a new consumer investigative unit, Telemundo Responde, charged with fighting for consumers who have been wronged. Telemundo Responde has already recovered more than $1.4 million for consumers in eight markets, including New York.
For more information about Telemundo 47, including pictures of the Empire State Building lit up in red, viewers can download the free Telemundo 47 and Telemundo 47 Primera Edición apps on iTunes and Google Play stores.
About Telemundo 47 New York
Telemundo 47 / WNJU is Telemundo’s East Coast flagship television station, serving the Spanish-speaking community in the New York Tri-State area. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 47 has been delivering local news, information and entertainment to viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for 50 years. Viewers turn to Telemundo 47 for local breaking news, weather, entertainment and sports headlines across a variety of platforms, including online at Telemundo47.com and via mobile and social media channels. Today, Telemundo 47 produces more than 20 hours of local news and programming each week and demonstrates its commitment to the community by cultivating local partnerships that reflect the diversity of the Hispanic market.
About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Office Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.
Melissa C. Castro