Telemundo Media Lands First Exclusive Interview with Governor Mitt Romney Given to a Spanish-Language Network since the Republican National Convention

Telemundo Media announced today the first exclusive interview granted by

Governor Mitt Romney to a Spanish-language network since formally

accepting his nomination. Governor Romney will discuss with Telemundo

News Anchor José Diaz-Balart the unrest in the Middle East, the state of

the presidential race and other topics of interest to the Hispanic

community. The exclusive interview, conducted in Los Angeles,

California, also will incorporate questions asked by Telemundo viewers

via social media through “Noticiero Telemundo’s” Facebook page and under

the twitter handle @telemundonews. The interview will air on Monday,

September 17 on “Noticiero Telemundo” (6:30 pm ET/PT, 5:30 pm CT). As

part of a special series of the network’s Sunday public affairs show

“Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart,” an extended version of Governor Romney’s

interview will appear on Sunday, September 23 (12 p.m. ET/PT, 11 a.m.

CT), following an extended version of President Obama’s exclusive

interview on Sunday, September 16 (12 p.m. ET/PT, 11 a.m. CT). Governor

Romney’s responses will be translated to Spanish for broadcast and also

be closed captioned in English and Spanish.

“We are extremely proud to provide our viewers with exclusive access to

both President Obama and Governor Romney at a very critical time in our

country,” said Sylvia Rosabal, Senior Vice President of News for

Telemundo. “Hispanics will play a major role in the upcoming

presidential election and want to hear from both candidates on the

current Middle East crisis and issues that impact their daily lives

including the economy, healthcare and immigration policy.”

Governor Romney’s exclusive Spanish-language interview is part of a

series of informative specials and segments that make up “Decisión 2012”

(“Decision 2012″), a Telemundo News initiative that houses all reporting

related to the 2012 elections. This initiative has included the complete

coverage of the Presidential Primaries and the Democratic and Republican

National Conventions; the release of the monthly national Latino

Telemundo/NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls, as well as the first

exclusive interview granted by President Obama after the Democratic

National Convention. Recently, NBC News and Telemundo announced a

partnership to deliver an unprecedented number of hours of political

coverage in English and Spanish under the signature banner “Decision

2012.” Telemundo’s election coverage is complemented by the public

service campaign “Vota por tu futuro” (“Vote for your future”) created

to raise awareness among the Hispanic population about the importance of

exercising the right to vote.


Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal, is a world-class media

company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of

high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio

to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo’s multiple

platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television

network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news

and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210

markets through its 14 owned stations and its broadcast and cable

affiliates; mun2, the preeminent voice for bicultural Hispanics in the

U.S. reaching TV households nationwide on digital and analog cable, and

satellite; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo’s

original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile



an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99%

of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the

international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the

second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by

syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.