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Primer Impacto (First Impact) is a Spanish-language television news program broadcast by Univision in the U.S. and in Mexico weekdays at 5pm ET. A later program at 11pm ET/PT (Primer Impacto Extra) airs on Univision affiliates without a local news department (and the national cable feed), leading into the network's 11:30pm newscast, Noticiero Univision Edicion Nocturna. The principal anchors are Michelle Galván and Pamela Silva Conde. During the weekends the anchor is Natalia Cruz. Verónica Del Castillo also replaces anchors and have reporting duties from Mexico City. Jackie Guerrido does weather on weekdays and Paola Elorza does weather on weekends. Félix Fernández and Fernando Fiore present the sports segment Republica Deportiva.

Primer Impacto
Primer Impacto logo 2013.png
Presented byPamela Silva Conde (2011–present)
Michelle Galván (2017-present)
Jackie Guerrido (weather forecaster)
Country of originUnited States
Production
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkUnivision
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 14, 1994 (1994-02-14) –
present
Chronology
Preceded byNoticias y Mas

Broadcast historyEdit

 
The original Primer Impacto logo used from 1994 to 1996.

The program was preceded by Noticias y Mas ("News and More") in 1991 with Raul Peimbert and Jackie Nespral anchoring. Nespral left the show later that year and was replaced by Myrka Dellanos. On February 14, 1994,[1] the show was replaced by a new program called Primer Impacto. By this time, Peimbert left Univision, and was replaced by María Celeste Arrarás joining Dellanos as co-host. In 2002, Barbara Bermudo replaced Maria Celeste a couple of months after Maria had her new child and left the network for Telemundo's Al Rojo Vivo. Fernando del Rincón arrived in 2002. Carmen Dominicci also came to the show in 2002. In 2004, after 10 years on the show, Myrka Dellanos left the program. In 2005 Carmen Dominicci left as well, but she came back from time to time as anchor or reporter. In 2006, Satcha Pretto joined the program, and would sometimes fill in for Bermudo or Del Rincon whenever they had the day off. In 2007, Ilia Calderón joined the program to fill in for those who have missed the show. Fernando Del Rincon and Carmen Dominicci were fired from the program and the network in 2008 as a result of allegations made by Dominicci of domestic abuse from Del Rincon. On June 3, 2011 it was announced that Pamela Silva Conde would be joining Primer Impacto, replacing Ilia Calderón who will stay on "Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna".[2]

"Primer Impacto Extra" Weekend Anchor Satcha Pretto left the program to become the new News Anchor for Despierta America. Natalia Cruz replaced Satcha Pretto.

In 2017, Michelle Galvan replaced Barbara Bermudo, after she left Univision after 14 years as anchor.

Walter Mercado provided the flamboyant astrology predictions for the show. He announced on January 8, 2010 that he and Univision have parted ways after fifteen years. Maria Elena Salinas and Edna Schmidt have both had guests co-hosting duties on the show.

SegmentsEdit

There are various segments in Primer Impacto, the most important are: news of the U.S. and the world, República Deportiva (Sports Republic, now a spin-off weekly program), movies, weather, horoscope (dropped in 2010), curiosities and the main story of the day.

Current anchorsEdit

  • Pamela Silva Conde – Co-Anchor, (2011–present)
  • Jackie Guerrido – Co-Anchor Weather Forecaster (2004–present)
  • Michelle Galván – Co-Anchor (2017–present) Joined Primer Impacto after Barbara’s departure.
  • Paola Elorza – Co-Anchor Weather Weekends, (February 2000–present) was in a Cientific Investigative Journalism Boot Camp at M.I.T..
  • Verónica Del Castillo – also replaces anchors and have reporting duties from Mexico City.

Former on–air staffEdit

Other mediaEdit

  • In the song "Reggaetón Latino" by Don Omar featuring N.O.R.E., Fat Joe, and LDA, in Fat Joe's verse he says "Te van a ver en Primer Impacto por ser tramposo, usted no guapo". (They are going to see you on Primer Impacto for being a cheater, you are not tough.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Los inicios de Primer Impacto". Univision (in Spanish).
  2. ^ "Pamela Silva Conde Joins Univision's "Primer Impacto" (in Spanish). Univision. 2011-06-03. Retrieved 2011-06-06.

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