Why did Telemundo fire Maria Celeste Arrarás?

Why did Telemundo fire Maria Celeste Arrarás?

Maria Celeste Arraras
María Celeste Arrarás confirmed her departure from Telemundo with an emotional message on Instagram for her followers | Alexander Tamargo / Getty Images

The renowned journalist María Celeste Arrarás, host of “Al Rojo Vivo” will no longer be on the air. News that generated strong reactions among Telemundo viewers.

She herself confirmed the news with a heartfelt message for her fans on Instagram and told the reason the company gave her for firing her: “Dear friends, with deep sadness, I want to inform you that yesterday was my last day with Al Rojo Vivo and on screen from Telemundo. This morning I was informed by the company that they have decided that the program should take a different direction and that due to adjustments due to the pandemic I will no longer be part of the show, “he wrote.

“Telemundo has been my home for almost 20 years and I am very grateful for the opportunity they gave me to have been able to cover great news events and to serve our Hispanic community for so many years. I leave behind many dear colleagues who can always count on everything. my support. Neither my passion for work nor my career ends here. On the contrary, my commitment to you continues as strong as ever, “he concluded. In this way, Arrarás says goodbye to the company for which he worked the last 18 years.

Telemundo is part of NBCUniversal, owned by Comcast Corp. Since the pandemic began, the company has been at a loss due to closures and the stoppage of activities caused by the coronavirus. As Comcast reported, in the second quarter of 2020, revenue fell 25 percent. In this context, the company announced its adjustment plan that will affect a plant of 35 thousand workers.

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