Telemundo 40 Rio Grande Valley / KTLM today announced that Joeseph Martinez has been named Weather Anchor for Noticias Telemundo 40 fin de semana. Martinez, whose first day with Telemundo 40 is today, joins News Anchor Ana Cecilia Mendez, Sports Anchor Hector Zapata and an enterprising and dynamic team of reporters to help provide Spanish-speaking viewers in the Rio Grande Valley the most-up-to-date local breaking news and weather forecasts. Martinez will make his on-air debut in late February 2016.
“Noticias Telemundo 40 is committed to hiring the best journalists to help us deliver the news and information our viewers can count on,” said Miguelángel López, News Director, Telemundo 40. “Joeseph’s experience and background in forecasting weather and meteorological events will add to the powerful teledoppler system we have so we can provide our viewers with the most precise weather information they need.”
Martinez joins Telemundo 40 after concluding his Broadcast Meteorology internship at Puerto Rico TV / WIPR in 2015. Before this, Martinez also conducted climatology research at the National Weather Service in Brownsville, Texas. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Puerto Rico and is a member of the American Meteorological Society, Puerto Rico chapter.
Since being acquired by NBCUniversal in January 2014, Telemundo 40 has boosted expanded live news coverage with a weekday half-hour local newscast at 4:30 PM, resumed local programming of two half-hour weekday newscasts at 5 PM and 10 PM and two half-hour weekend newscasts at 4:30 PM and 10 PM. To support the boost in local news, the station has added new anchors, reporters, producers and newsroom staff and with the expanded newscasts. Moreover, Telemundo 40 has rolled out new on-screen graphics and recently launched newly redesigned digital platforms, which include an enhanced weather experience, up-to-the-minute severe weather push alerts and a new easy to access “Breaking News” bar on its desktop, mobile and app platforms, to help viewers stay ahead of the news when they are on-the-go. To access Telemundo 40’s newly redesigned digital platforms and more news and information, visit www.Telemundo40.com or download the free Telemundo 40 app on iTunes and Google Play stores.