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February 13, 2007
Another huge Univision loss

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Less than two weeks after longtime reporter and "Voz y Voto" host Xochitl Arellano left Channel 19, her colleague Pablo Espinoza (right) has announced he will be leaving the Univision affiliate at the end of the month.

Arellano left to take a position with state Sen. Gilbert Cedillo's (D-Los Angeles) Sacramento staff, working with the Latino Legislative Caucus.

Now, Espinoza says he's going to work for Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez (D- Los Angeles) in the Speaker's Office of Member Services (SOMS). Espinoza will assist in promoting the Democratic Caucus' legislative agenda.

"It's the right time to move on," Espinoza says. "I've always had the feeling that I wanted in my career to not only just ask the questions but to answer them and help find solutions. It will be a great challenge to help with public policies and help (elected officials) craft a message."

Espinoza will stay at Channel 19 through the end of February - sweeps month.

Pedro Calderon, Channel 19's news director, was not immediately available to comment on Espinoza's departure or the future of the popular weekly public affairs program, "Voz y Voto," which now is without a host.

"I hope they continue to have the show," Espinoza says. "It's an important voice for the community."

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