Mirthala Salinas


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Salinas is a television news anchor for KRCA Ch. 62 in Los Angeles, owned by Lieberman Broadcasting. http://noticias.estrellatv.com/tu-equipo/mirthala-salinas/

Previously, Salinas hosted “La Ventana” an afternoon drive radio show on W Radio AM, where she talked about issues impacting the Hispanic community in the US focusing on women’s issues.

2008: Salinas reconciled with Yanni Raz, the boyfriend she was seeing before Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Raz said that he and Salinas were engaged and about to be married. Source: Los Angeles Magazine http://www.lamag.com/features/Story.aspx?ID=1334502

2007: Salinas gained attention for her six-month relationship with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who was married at the time.

Villaraigosa and his wife, Corina Villaraigosa, separated in June 2007 weeks before he confirmed that he was romantically involved with Salinas.

As a Telemundo news reporter, Salinas covered Mayor Villaraigosa and issues of education reform, immigration and public safety. On June 8, 2007, Salinas read on the air the news of Villaraigosa's marital breakup without disclosing that she had been romantically involved with the mayor for several months.

After the affair became public Salinas received a two-month suspension for her handling of the situation and was one of a handful of employees at Telemundo who were disciplined because of the affair. At the end of that suspension, Salinas was reassigned from her post as temporary anchor to a Telemundo bureau in Riverside County. Instead of returning to her job, she quit.

In November, 2007, Los Angeles Times reported that the Salinas and Villaraigosa ended their romantic relationship weeks earlier.

Source: Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mayor24nov24,0,7160693.story

2003: Salinas dated Assemblyman Fabian Nuñez, who would soon become speaker. Salinas says the relationship lasted six or eight months. Source: Los Angeles Magazine http://www.lamag.com/features/Story.aspx?ID=1334502

1997-2001: Salinas was a reporter and weekend anchor at Telemundo Channel 52 in Los Angeles.

1993: Salinas was a news reporter and conductor for Univision affiliate KTVW-TV, Channel 33 in Phoenix, Arizona.

1990-93: Salinas was a news reporter for the radio station KPHX-AM in Phoenix, Arizona.

1990: Salinas worked for radio station KWA-AMin Phoenix, Arizona, translating late breaking news from English to Spanish.

Salinas was born in Tijuana, Mexico, and grew up in Hermosillo.

Salinas' website: http://mirthalasalinas.com/

Last edited by Scott Flodin on Sept. 15, 2012

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