I was asked by Chicago’s WGN Morning News Team to work with them and “co-star” in their second production of their own Telenovela called Noticias de mi Corazon. All I can say is “hilarious.” They are so creative.

Dan Ponce is the producer and director with help from Lourdes Duarte and Ana Belaval who are the real stars of the show. They are doing this tongue and cheek. But I have to say they take their work seriously. Look at the quality of the video, editing and final presentation. They do not do this on the cheap. What a great outlet for them. As a news journalist life can be so serious so it’s good to put some fun in the mix which is also what they do on their morning newscast.


I love that they even got Tribune big wig Larry Wert to play along. He has one line “mas” which  he also took very seriously and practiced several times. They are having a blast putting these together and have plans to include several more sequels since they are getting such a great reaction.

I just want to say thank you to Dan, Lourdes, and Ana for having me play along and thanks for helping me brush up on my Spanish. I can only dream of being able to speak Spanish as rapidly as Lourdes and Ana do. I had a great time with all of you.


Here it is in case you didn’t get a chance to see it:


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  • Sheena says:

    I loved watching the telenovela mini-series. So, fun and funny!!! It’s so great that they included news anchors/ reporters and journalist from other networks. You guys are awesome!

    • Sylvia Perez Sylvia Perez says:

      Aww! Thanks Sheena. That was all the genius of Dan Ponce. I was just happy to play a role in that one. All the best.

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