News Media

The World Changed Forever
ub Fri, 09/10/2021 - 21:31

I was NYC Bureau Chief for AP TV on that fateful morning. it was a typical clear Tuesday so I didn’t know the world would change. 

September 11, 2001 ub Wed, 09/08/2021 - 13:27

It felt like I was watching a silent movie. I could clearly see the top of the building starting to collapse. But I do not remember the sound at all.

 I watched the north tower disappear with my own eyes from a few blocks away, at Chelsea Piers where the police stopped TV Tokyo's crew and others.

I’m What I Am

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/24/2021 - 12:25

I was born in Cuba the most beautiful Caribbean island on planet earth. Today I still live in one, City Island - A Slice of NYC Paradise.

COVID19 Hurt Local News
ub Tue, 08/24/2021 - 10:12

Nearly one hundred USA local newsrooms have been shut down and closed, not for good, but for bad during the global pandemic.

As someone who not only believes in the crucial need for local news and has devoted years of my life building and working in local newsrooms, it is devastating to have to report that COVID is destroying local news.

RIP Gustavo Godoy
ub Thu, 08/12/2021 - 20:57

I met Gustavo Godoy when he was anchoring Noticiero SIN with Teresa Abate in Miami when I had been hired as executive producer.

Gus and Tere were a likable and extremely capable Cuban anchor team, but as TV demographics continued to evolve, they made room for Maria Elena Salinas and Jorge Ramos, younger Mexican news anchors that ultimately catapulted Univision into a television news powerhouse.

A Formidable Heroine

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/04/2021 - 13:56

In a hero’s journey, women have been delegated to the background, Heroine Daisy Veerasingham will change the face of The AP 

Like myself, Daisy is also an immigrant, my friend, and a former colleague. Ms. Veerasingham came to The AP from #LexisNexis in 2004 as sales director for AP Television News in London. I was then serving as APTN New York Bureau Chief. Ms. Daisy began driving content licensing and marketing in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia, leading the company’s expansion efforts.

Cardboard Walls

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/30/2021 - 10:37

First and foremost, a shout out to one of our best Telemundo TV Los Angeles broadcast newswomen I admire. Sandra Luz Gallegos Devine, who was far ahead of her time when she took on my assignment to live with the homeless population of LA Skid Row.

A Life of Journalism
ub Thu, 06/24/2021 - 09:20

My family emigrated to the USA when I was a little boy. The youngest son of professional parents who lost everything and fled for safety in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. 

News Media Brownout
ub Tue, 06/08/2021 - 08:48

There were various news media websites, including the New York Times and CNN crashing across the globe in a wider outage.

Multiple sites, including some government platforms went down unexpectedly and have now reportedly reemerged. Most are operated by news outlets and include the Financial Times, and Bloomberg News and others that were down across the World Wide Web.