María Elena Salinas announced to Noticiero Univision viewers last week that she was leaving the Spanish-language network. No last day was announced, but she did mention that she would stay on until the end of the year. Many wondered who was going to replace her at the newscast or what she was going to be up to next. The good news is that Salinas will not be off-air for a long time as her show on Investigation Discovery was picked up for a second season. 

"Maria Elena's passionate investigative reporting in 'The Real Story', which viewers see especially in cases that interest and affect America's vast Latino community, has been an important addition to ID's repertoire of original newsmagazines," said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, Destination America and American Heroes Channel. "As Maria Elena looks ahead to the next chapter in her career, we are thrilled that she'll continue to have a home in primetime on ID."

Last week, at the end of the Noticiero Univision broadcast María Elena took time to tell viewers she was leaving Univision. 

“It’s time to change paths and start a new phase in my career,” she told viewers. “I will dedicate myself to being an independent journalist, producer, among other things. I take with me an abundance of experience of more than three decades, having shared with a wonderful group of journalists of whom I’ve learned a lot from both personally and professionally, but above all the honor of having had the opportunity of getting to your homes every day trying to make sense of this complex world that we live in.”

Salinas made sure to clarify that she was not fired from the Spanish-language network and she is leaving to pursue other projects. “They have not fired me, I haven’t quit, I am not retiring, and I am not going somewhere else to do the same thing I’m doing here. Thank Daniel Coronel, Univision President, his efforts in trying to convince me to renew my contract and to stay, but like I always say to young people, ‘fight for your dreams, never give up’. Now it’s time for me to practice what I preach and to do things that I have always dreamt of doing.”

But when is María Elena Salinas' last show on Univision? She said: “This is not a goodbye, it’s only an announcement. I will be here until the end of the year. I still have many news stories to present on Noticias Univision, for now goodnight and see you soon.”

Changes at Univision were imminent in the news department. Earlier this year it was rumored that Jorge Ramos had been fired from the network. According to Rafael Martinez of "Formula Espectacular," the news anchor was to exit his post after Donald Trump took office. The Mexican-born journalist had a strong altercation with Trump while he was running for office. It was rumored that Enrique Acevedo, who currently hosts the late-night edition of the Univision newscast, would take his place. Ramos also hosts a weekend political show called "Al Punto" and fronts another news show on Fusion, Univision's cable news network.