NEW YORK, NY – American Latino Syndication, a wholly-owned division of Los Angeles-based LATV Networks, announced today that TV personality Daisy Fuentes is hosting and co-executive producing “American Latino TV” this coming Fall 2009. The historic eighth season of the nationally syndicated half-hour weekly begins airing the first weekend of October.
“Last Spring we shot a segment for the show with Daisy telling the story of her inspirational transition from starlet to businesswoman, and I think we both just realized that she was a perfect fit,” said David Morales, Executive Producer of both “American Latino” and its companion show “LatiNation.” “Daisy is proud to be an American Latina and the shows have always been about the extraordinary accomplishments of people in our community.”
American Latino, the original “in-culture” English-language TV show targeted to U.S.-born Latinos (over 60 percent of all U.S. Latinos), is seen in over 100 cities, representing over 81 million homes. The show is broadcast to over 92 percent of Hispanic TV homes, making it second only to Spanish-language television giant Univision Network for distribution of Hispanic-targeted TV programming.
“I’ve always been a fan of American Latino because I relate to the people that are featured and feel inspired by the stories they share,” said Daisy Fuentes. “My culture is a huge part of who I am, and the show captures this perspective in a very entertaining way, week after week.”
Daisy will co-executive produce the magazine-format program, which will add to an impressive portfolio of accomplishments over her career.