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Spanish-Speaking Soccer Fans Can Audition to Be the Verizon Reportero for Univision and Cover the 2010 FIFA World Cup Live in South Africa
Apr 16, 2010 (04:04 PM EDT)


Univision Viewers in Select Cities Can Audition Live at Various Verizon Wireless and Verizon Plus Store Locations to Become a Member of the Univision Sports Coverage Team

NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon and Univision Television Group are seeking one talented Spanish-speaking soccer enthusiast to become the official Reportero para Verizon and a member of Univision's sports team providing live coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer matches in South Africa.

Interested applicants can audition live or submit a video online via Univision.com (keyword: Reportero Verizon) highlighting their ability to report; knowledge of sports; creativity; overall personality in front of the camera; and why they should be chosen as a  Reportero para Verizon for Univision.  The winner will be selected based on those criteria.

Beginning Saturday (April 17) and through May 10, Verizon and local Univision stations in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Phoenix, San Diego, Philadelphia, Tampa, Boston and Washington, D.C., will host auditions at locations listed below.

Information and updates about the casting calls are available at Univision.com (keyword: "Reportero Verizon").  Univision and Verizon will also host another round of casting during major events in Los Angeles at Fiestas Broadway on April 24, and at Cinco de Mayo events in New York and Dallas on May 2.


Market

Date*

Time

Verizon Store Location

Phoenix

4/17

1p-3p

Northern Crossings
5849 W Northern Suite 100
Glendale AZ 85301


San Francisco/San Jose

4/17

12p-3p

San Jose - King
1150 S. Road King
San Jose, CA

San Diego

4/17

1p-3p

Imperial Marketplace  
4415 Imperial Ave Ste C
San Diego, CA 92113

Boston

4/24

1p-3p

Everett Store, 25 Mystic View Rd, Everett, MA 02149

Washington DC

TBD

1p-3p

Alexandria Store, 6198M Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA

Philadelphia

4/24

1p-3p

Roosevelt Mall, 2383 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149

Houston

4/24

1p-3p

Gulgate Store
1440 Gulfgate Center Mall
Houston, TX 77087

Tampa

5/1

1-3p

Hillsborough VZ Plus - 8456 W. Hillsborough Ave. Tampa, FL
33615

Miami

4/24

1p-3p

Hialeah Store
1599 W 49th St
Hialeah, FL 33012




Univision will broadcast all 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa games in high definition across Univision Network, TeleFutura, the Univision and TeleFutura Station Group and on video on demand.

Verizon Wireless, the owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, has exclusive rights to stream live Univision Interactive Media's Spanish-language broadcasts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer matches from South Africa later this year.  For more information on Verizon Wireless' 2010 FIFA World Cup content, visit www.verizonwireless.com/fifacopamundial.

For more information on Reportero para Verizon de Accion for Deportiva Extra for Univision, contest rules, to audition live, or to submit a video online, visit www.univision.com; enter "Reportero Verizon" and click on "Unicalve."

Date/location subject to changes; please call local store for more information.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 91 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of approximately 222,900 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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SOURCE Verizon