Alina Mayo Azze.
Alina Mayo Azze / Courtesy
Yesterday we told you that the emblematic journalist of Univision News, Alina Mayo Azze, who spent 30 years at the helm of the local Miami newscast, was fired.
Yes, the same day the new executives and positions were introduced Univision, began a wave of layoffs, especially in local stations, both television and radio.
Through her Instagram account, Mayo Azze herself confirmed the news by writing these moving and at the same time inspiring words:
“The day has come… Today this long chapter in my life as a television journalist closes. Thank you all for your support, trust, and love during my nearly 40 years of TV reporting in Spanish in South Florida. Of those years, 30 have been as presenter of the news of channel 23. This journey has been a privilege in which I learned a lot from my community and from those who form it. Here I will share my new projects.
For the moment I am going to dedicate myself to rest and charge batteries after such a difficult 2020. I am calm and happy! I ask from my heart that you continue to support the local press, especially my colleagues on television who bring you the news every day. At a time when the press is under siege by so many, the local television newscasts work very hard day by day and they do it for you, and for the well-being of your families. I don’t like goodbyes … from me, this is just a see you later … Peace, health and love to all ❤️ Alina ❤️ “, he concluded.
Alina Mayo Azze, who graduated from the University of Miami, began her career as a reporter on Univision Miami’s Channel 23 in 1981. She then joined Telemundo Miami as a presenter in 1988, and returned to Univision in 1991 to lead Noticias 23 until yesterday.
During his career, he has interviewed world leaders such as President Barack Obama, and has covered stories such as the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the death of the Princess Diana. He has received six EMMY Awards, four ACRIN Awards, and two ACCA Awards.