The most popular face of Univision 41 New York has been fired. Jorge Viera was the anchor of the 6 pm and 11 pm news, and had been part of the company since 2014, occupying the space that had left Rafael Pineda.

As reported by El Diario, Viera returned to work after a week of vacation and headed to the channel's headquarters in Teaneck, New Jersey, to take part in an editorial meeting.

Right before entering the meeting, he was requested by Univision Human Resources personnel, who informed him of his immediate dismissal, and two others of his coworkers: a producer and a management person. According to the company, the reason for the cuts is due to economic situations.

Viera, a native of Puerto Rico, began his career as a television reporter in Los Angeles, and also went through the Spanish show "Sábado Gigante" presented by Don Francisco

For more than 15 years, Viera has worked as a press correspondent in the United States, Latin America, Spain and Russia. He has been one of the few reporters to interview President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela. During his extensive career as a journalist, Jorge has won five Golden Mic Awards as well as received three Emmy Award nominations.

Recently, Univision did the same thing to "Primer Impacto" reporter Bárbara Bermudo, who was also on vacation in early January when the Spanish-language television network denied her the renewal of her contract. 

The anchor has not yet issued any comments on his dismissal.