Media News: El Paso Magazine Editor Thrown Out of Univision 26, Told Not To Return
by NPT Staff
Posted on May 24, 2007
Early this morning, Lisa Degliantoni, Editor of El Paso Magazine, was told to leave the radio studio for “El Paso on the Move” and to not return. Shocked and confused, Degliantoni said she was pulled into Marketing Director Abel Rodriguez’s office where he told her to not return to host tomorrow’s show. Degliantoni was scheduled to fill in for Paul Strelzin as a guest host Thursday and Friday of this week.
After hosting the 3-hour show this morning, Degliantoni was told by Rodriguez that “the order for her to leave and not return came from David Candaleria,” General Manager at Unvision. Rodriguez alleged that Degliantoni crossed the line when she brought up a limited radio station project that El Paso Media Group was looking into launching. “You cannot promote your radio project on Candaleria’s dime,” Degliantoni claimed Rodriguez told her.
The radio project in question is one that El Paso Media Group intends to produce for listeners solely within a 2-mile radius of Downtown El Paso as part of a free radio campaign in conjunction with the FEC and non-profit entities.
Witnesses said they were sorry to see Degliantoni leave the studios so abruptly and that she would be missed tomorrow.
We will bring you the latest developments as this story unfolds.
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