Pepa Bueno will be the director of El País. The newspaper’s board of directors has agreed to start the process of appointing a new director for the newspaper and appoint Pepa Bueno to replace Javier Moreno, who will continue to be linked to the project, although it has not been specified in what position, according to a statement sent by Prisa .
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Pepa Bueno (Badajoz, 1963) has a degree in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid. She began her career in the news services of Radio Nacional de España in Extremadura and, later, was head of news at RNE in Aragón and Madrid.
In 1991 he joined RTVE to direct the regional news, first in Andalusia and then in Madrid. In September 1996 she was appointed deputy director of the current affairs program Gente. Eight years later he will be in charge of Los Desayunos de TVE, combining his responsibility with different participations in other programs of the same chain.
In 2009 he assumed the direction and presentation of the second edition of the TVE newscast, for which he obtained various awards, until in 2012 he joined the program Hoy por Hoy on Cadena SER. In 2019, she was appointed director of the nightly newscast Hora 25. During these years, Pepa Bueno has also collaborated on Telecinco and Cuatro programs.
The new head of Hora 25 will be Aimar Bretos, Pepa Bueno’s number two on the program so far. Bretos has extensive experience in radio, mainly in Grupo Prisa, where he has worked in various informational spaces, including Hoy por Hoy.
As contemplated in the Statute of the Newsroom of the newspaper, the changeover proposal must be communicated to the editorial committee, which will submit it to a non-binding vote by the staff of the newspaper. Following the result of the consultation, the El País board of directors will ratify the appointment, which must also be subject to favorable consideration by Prisa’s board of directors, as well as by its appointments, remuneration and corporate governance committee.
The change in the head of El País is part of a “process of reordering the editorial area of Prisa Media” that has taken place after the arrival of Joseph Oughourlian to the non-executive chairmanship of the Group and obtaining his shareholding control supported by Telefónica and Vivendi .