A daytime fixture on Univision for 21 years has been the Latin talk show, El Show de Christina, featuring very popular hostess Christina Saralegui. For all intents and purposes, she is the “Oprah” of Latin TV. So it came as a shock and surprise to Christina when Univision notified her that the show wouldn’t be renewed for a 22nd season. New management at Univision apparently wants to carry programming in new directions, and the Christina show was axed.
The attractive journalist and TV hostess was born in Havana, Cuba in 1948. Her family fled to the U.S. in 1960, where she was able to live her dream of success in America. Because English became her primary language in the U.S. where she only spoke oral Spanish, Christina actually had to learn to write Spanish in 1973. By 1989, she landed her new show on the Univision network. However, with so many retirements and wholesale management changes she began to feel as if the network that she loved had changed around her. Now, with her departure, it is only proof that this network is looking for more changes in programming.
I’m sure Spanish speaking viewers of Univision will miss her.