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Journalist Ana Blanco retires after more than three decades from RTVE | Television

by Isabella Walker
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Journalist Ana Blanco (Portugalete, Bizkaia, 63 years old), one of the most recognizable faces of RTVE news, will say goodbye to viewers this Saturday 24 February, presenting for the last time Weekly report. After more than three decades in public television, Blanco has decided to take early retirement, which will take effect March 29, according to the public broadcaster.

The communicator has been one of the faces most strongly linked to public network news for more than 30 years. Since 1990 he has been one of the regular names on TVE news until 2022 when he decided to leave his place at the helm of the after-dinner edition of TV news from La 1. From September 2023, presented Weekly reporta space that he had already presented between 2007 and 2009 and from which he will greet spectators this Saturday.

In the note reporting the news, RTVE underlines the legacy that Ana Blanco leaves to the company, “a house to which she will remain linked forever”. She also highlights rigor and professionalism as distinctive traits of the presenter in her professional work over these decades, in which she has hosted news programs in almost all time slots and participated in special programs, as well as debates and numerous election calls. .

On September 15, 1990, Spanish viewers saw Ana Blanco present the for the first time TV news. He previously worked at Los 40 Principales, Radio 16 and Telemadrid. On September 11, 1990 she presented herself to a fusion of TVE to look for new news presenters, and only four days later he debuted in that position in the weekend edition accompanying Francine Gálvez and in the midst of the Gulf War. In the following season she will host the afternoon news on La 2.

Since then it has been at the forefront, at various stages, both of News 1 as of News 2, as well as the weekend edition. Among his colleagues in this task were Matías Prats (with whom he shared a table from 1992 to 1996), and María Escario, Jesús Álvarez and Sergio Sauca, responsible for sports information. In 2007 he obtained a permanent position at TVE, after 17 years of contract. From the same year until 2009 he co-presented Weekly report, where she was accompanied by journalists such as Pepa Bueno, Lorenzo Milá, María Casado and Ana Pastor. In 2009 you took over the program I have a question for you, in which the politicians of the moment addressed the problems of various citizens. In 2018 he moved on to present, alone, the 3pm news on La 1, after another five years at the helm of the second edition. In total, there were more than 7,400 news programs that he hosted on TVE.

For his work he has collected numerous awards in recent decades: Antena de Oro, Ondas Award, Television Academy Award, TP de Oro, International Press Club Award, Manuel Alonso Visedo Communication Award, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón National Journalism Award and Microfono d’ Gold. , among others in a long list.

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