and Omar "El Plebe" will converse about important topics and other issues that matter most to the Latino community in Chicago.
"I think it will be fun and my mom will be happy to know that I'm putting my Spanish to good use," stated Lourdes Duarte
"I started out in news working with Spanish media, so it's exciting to go back to it.
I will just have to make sure my brain makes the switch from Spanish to English in time for the 5 p.m. show every night.
Otherwise I may start WGN News
at 5 with: 'Hola . . . yo soy Lourdes Duarte.' "
"Omar "El Plebe" and Lourdes Duarte
are a fantastic duo.
We're thrilled to count with an experience anchor like Lourdes on our team," said Jeff Delgado Local Sales Manager of WLEY-FM "La Ley 107.9FM" for SBS.
currently hosts "Adelante Chicago" one of WGN-TV's
public affairs shows as well as "WGN News at Five".
Duarte joined WGN-TV five years ago as a general assignment reporter.
maintains a strong presence in the Latino community.
has won several awards including her
most recent Emmyï¿½ Award for her
work on "Hoy en Dia" and Society of Professional Journalists Awards for Minority Issues Reporting
Most recently, she
won an Emmyï¿½ Award for her
work on "Adelante Chicago."
Prior to joining WGN-TV in 2007, Duarte worked as a reporter/fill-in anchor at WJBK-TV in Detroit, Michigan and as a reporter for WXIN-TV in Indianapolis.
While there, she
launched and hosted the station's public affairs program, "Hoy en Dia
," and anchored daily news cut-ins for radio station WEDJ-FM
Duarte also served as a reporter in Peoria at WHOI-TV and at Metro Networks in Miami, Florida for radio stations WLRN-FM and WTMI-FM.
Born in Chicago, she got her start here, working as a freelance reporter for Telemundo.
Please tune in to "El Plebe" with Lourdes Duarte at 2:50 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday on SBS Radio station WLEY-FM "La Ley 107.9FM".