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San Antonio's Telemundo 60 has a new Chief Meteorologist

With over 20 years of experience in broadcasting and in radio, Ariel Rivera-Vázquez has become promoted to chief meteorologist for Telemundo 60.

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Telemundo 60 KVDA San Antonio has announced that Ariel Rivera-Vázquez will be their new chief meteorologist, effective immediately.

Rivera-Vázquez has over 20 years of experience within the broadcast industry, joining Telemundo 60 in May 2017. He has previously worked as a radio host for stations, including Radio Puerto Rico 740 AM and La Mega 106.9 FM.

Telemundo 60 has stated that his leadership and experience are direct contributors to the successes and achievements by "La Autoridad en El Tiempo" in being named Most Accurate Weather forecast in San Antonio for four consecutive years, as certified by WeatheRate.

He has covered breaking weather reports on multiple impactful events, including Hurricane Ida, where he personally visited the areas under the storm in Medina County.

“We are honored to have Ariel as our chief meteorologist, he has a strong commitment to maintaining our community well informed, not only during breaking weather events, but every day looking for information that is relevant and interesting to our viewers,” said Delines Alonso, Vice President of News for Telemundo 60, in a statement.

Rivera-Vázquez earned his degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University in 2020 and has also been recognized with awards, such as the Best Weather Forecaster by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Heartlands Chapter.

Telemundo 60 San Antonio KVDA is owned by NBCUniversal and is Telemundo's south Texas station, serving Spanish-speaking viewers across San Antonio. 

Telemundo 60 has been in operation for over 25 years, broadcasting 24 hours of local news and programming weekly to approximately 1.3 million viewers across 25 counties.

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