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Movers and Shakers: Alejandro Navarro

Movers and Shakers: Alejandro Navarro

Alejandro Navarro is an Emmy-award winning journalist and sports anchor for Noticiero Telemundo 52

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Alejandro Navarro is the weekday sports anchor for Telemundo 52’s weekday evening newscasts, Noticiero Telemundo 52 a las 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. y 11 p.m. Telemundo 52 is Telemundo’s West Coast flagship television station, delivering nearly thirty hours of local news and programming each week to audiences in Southern California including breaking news coverage, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts, and entertainment.

Navarro joined Telemundo 52 in 2007 as a sports anchor for the station’s weekend newscasts and was named sports anchor for the station’s weekday newscasts Noticiero Telemundo 52 in 2009.

Before joining Telemundo 52, Navarro was a sports anchor for KWHY channel 22. He also worked as editor, producer, reporter, and sports anchor for Noticias 62 at Estrella TV channel 62. Navarro began his career in sports journalism on channel 27 in Los Angeles.

Navarro is an sixteen-time Emmy Award winner and a four-time Golden Mike Award winner for his sports segments and stories. In 2022, Navarro was part of a select group of Salvadorans to represent the community at the Dodgers inaugural Salvadorean Heritage night where he threw the ceremonial first pitch.

Prior, Navarro was a professional track athlete in his native El Salvador and broke numerous records in the 400-meter dash and 4 x 100 metres relay. He was also the only athlete of Salvadorian decent to participate in the World Indoor Championships in Athletics held in 1999 in Japan. In 2001, Navarro received a gold medal at the Central American Games for the 4 x 100 metres and 4 x 400 metres relays, which took place in Guatemala. He is one of the top ten runners in the history of Salvadoran Athletics in the 400 meter hurdles.

Navarro has covered historic sporting events including the twentieth FIFA World Cup live from Brazil in 2014, twenty-first FIFA World Cup live from Russia in 2018, which was the first World Cup to be held in Eastern Europe, and eleventh to be held in Europe, and the group stage draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. His extensive coverage of major sporting events also include National Basketball Association Finals, Major League Soccer, and the fifty-sixth edition of the Super Bowl.

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