24 hours (Peruvian news) - 24 horas (noticiero peruano)

24 hours
24 hours 2018 logo pantel.png
Country of origin Peru
Musical curtain Berimbau
(por Stanley Black; cover 2017)
Director Renato Canales
Canal Panamericana-tv.svg Panamericana Television
Format 4: 3 405 lines Monochrome (1973-1978)
4: 3 480i SDTV (1978-2014)
1080i HDTV (2014-present)
General Marisol García
Pamela Acosta
Francisco "Paco" Flores
Sports Omar Ruiz de Somocurcio
Raúl Romero
General data
First broadcast May 14 , 1973

Central edition : 9:00 pm
Noon edition :

  • First Edition: 11:55 p.m.
  • Second Edition: 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Edition : 9:00 p.m.
Related Good Morning Peru
The Panamericana Sunday
The Pan American
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24 Horas is the main news program of the Peruvian channel Panamericana Televisión since 1973 ; It is the oldest program on air in Peru and one of the oldest news programs in Latin America with more than 45 uninterrupted years of informative work.


The first program aired on Monday, May 14, 1973, its first director being Julio Estremadoyro.

At this stage, 24 Horas was the fusion between a variety show and a newscast. The presenters of The news show (as it was also called then) were Humberto Martínez Morosini , Pepe Ludmir , Manie Rey (who came from Cincovisión , a previous newscast), Concho Changanaquí (a well-known swimmer who had briefly been on television) and Osman Hernandez. The political comments were sequenced by Víctor Riveros , Alfonso Tealdo , Hugo Neira, Carlos Ferrero Costa, among others. As a final supplement, in a style copied from British TV, cartoons were projected on the news or interviewed by the cartoonist Mario Moreno , a practice that would move to Good Morning Peru in the 1970s. Months later, Ernesto García joined Calderón who, after Pepe Ludmir emigrated to Mexico and the censorship imposed by the military dictatorship on Martínez Morosini, remained as the main driver. Then between 1974 and 1976 there was a gradual change of the presenters and commentators, entering 24 Hours among others: Zenaida Solís , Iván Márquez (only for one season), Amanda Barral and Pepe Ságar, who took over from García Calderón after his death. Towards 1977 a new stage begins that included a new set design and the elimination of the musical block. The news program ended by announcing the night's movie, after farewell to each of the narrators who they called "the final round of the program." [ 1 ]

At the end of 1979, with the arrival of color and the imminent return of democracy, 24 Hours changed its format, being relaunched with a new identification and a more conventional and modern style: definitively abandoning the armchairs in front of the cameras, the central interview and emphasizing political news. In this new stage, Martínez Morisini returned and of the previous drivers only Zenaida Solís remains. In May 1980, Pablo de Madalengoitia joined the leadership and a new scenography was presented which at the end of that year was restructured and relaunched as the "News Center", a literal translation of the English "News Center" name. very popular then in the news of several local American stations.

In October 1981 the return of Mannie Rey and Iván Márquez took place and the inclusion of new drivers such as Carla Linares, Rosa Lozano, Fernando Llamosas, Roberto Martínez and young reporters, several of whom would later become important journalists. In the late 1980s, Roy Morris joins Humberto Martínez Morosini as an alternate driver.

After the cancellation of the channel's founding newscast, El Panamericano on October 31, 1987, 24 Horas became the dean of Peruvian news programs. Iván Márquez's voice-over characterized the newscast especially in the 1980s and 1990s, with his phrase "Also comes" (with echo effect) to announce the news that would come after the commercial break. In 1988, taking foreign news as an example, 24 Hours began to have a fixed sequence of sports news being its first commentator Emilio Lafferranderie . In 1989, after 15 years of permanence, Zenaida Solís retired from the newscast, being replaced by the until then reporter Mónica Delta .

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the newscast, on May 15, 1993 a memorable special program was broadcast produced by the son of former host Ernesto García Calderón. In this stage, Gonzalo Iwasaki, Maggie Prías, Lilian Zapata and Mauricio Fernandini enter as conductors . another prominent former reporter. Also in this decade, 24 Horas had a meteorological sequence that would continue until 1995, first by Ricardo Velásquez and then by Juan Alberto Mata.

On May 23, 1997, Humberto Martínez Morosini retired from the main leadership, thus ending the "golden age" of the program. Since then, 24 Horas has undergone a series of changes, both in terms of drivers and identification, instability that somewhat affected its popularity while maintaining the professionalism and formal style that characterizes it.

In 1999, 24 Horas expanded its coverage and launched new editions, "noon", "sabatina", "dominical" and "matinal", the latter replaced for a limited time the morning news program Buenos Días, Peru until 2001. In that year they entered as drivers of the central edition Eduardo Guzmán and Claudia Cisneros , she resigned in October 2001 due to the vladivideo of the then president of the Panamericana board, Ernesto Schütz Landázuri, being replaced by Valia Barak who led with Guzmán until February 2003 when Genaro Delgado Parker joined as judicial administrator and Jessica Tapia assumedand Álvaro Maguiña, where due to the administration problems the channel was facing, it began to lose its tune and credibility, these two stayed until 2006. In that year, Marisol García Freundt joined the leadership, who led until 2008.

In 2009, with the return of Ernesto Schütz Freundt to Panamericana, Valia Barak and José Mariño returned to the central edition . In January 2010, the newscast was restructured by changing the logo, the scenography and entering the conduction Claudia Doig and Augusto Thorndike. In March 2012, a new restructuring was carried out and Raúl Tola (who resigned from América Televisión at the end of last year due to the dismissal of Laura Puertas) and Marisol García (who returns to Panamericana after 4 years) joined the leadership . Tola retired in early 2013 and Augusto Thorndike returns, who also retired in June of that year and since then, Marisol García has been conducting the newscast alone until today.

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, 24 Hours was broadcast for the first time in HD format, that historic edition was hosted by Carla Muschi and Ricardo Montoya. From then until 2018, most notes were presented in a standard 16: 9 format.

In 2018, Panamericana Televisión opens a new news center, which implies the renewal of the logos and infrastructure of its news programs. [ 2 ]


Drivers today

Edition Drivers Sports commentators
Central Marisol garcia Omar Ruiz de Somocurcio
Midday Francisco "Paco" Flores and Pamela Acosta
Sabbath Eliana Yutronic Raul Romero

Central Edition (May 1973-present)

  • Humberto Martínez Morosini (May 1973-May 1997)
  • José "Pepe" Ludmir (1973-1975)
  • Alfonso Tealdo (1973-1975)
  • Mannie Rey (1973-1976 and 1981-1982)
  • Ernesto García Calderón (1974-1977)
  • Iván Márquez (1974 and 1980-1985)
  • Zenaida Solís (1974-1989)
  • Amanda Barral (1975-1979)
  • Ángel Tacchino (1975-1976 and 1982)
  • Pablo de Madalengoitia (1980-1981)
  • Güido Lombardi (1981)
  • Carla Linares (1982-1985)
  • Roberto Martínez Meza (1982-1983)
  • Roy Morris (1987-1994)
  • Monica Delta (1989-1996)
  • Lilian Zapata (1993-1996)
  • Maggie Prías (1992-1994)
  • Mauricio Fernandini (1993-1998)
  • Gonzalo Iwasaki (1993-March 1999 and 2009)
  • Mariana Sánchez-Aizcorbe (1997)
  • Denise Arregui (1998-March 1999)
  • Valia Barak (1998-February 2003 and June 2009-January 2010)
  • Eduardo Guzmán (March 1999-February 2003)
  • Claudia Cisneros (March 1999-October 2001)
  • Jessica Tapia (March 2003-August 2006)
  • Álvaro Maguiña (March 2003-July 2006)
  • Marisol García Freundt (2006-2008 and March 2011-present)
  • Luis Alfonso Morey (2009)
  • José Mariño (1997-2003 and June 2009-January 2010)
  • Gunter Rave (2003-2009)
  • Claudia Doig (January-August 2010)
  • Augusto Thorndike (August 2010-June 2013)
  • Raúl Tola (March 2012-January 2013)

Noon Edition (1999-present)

  • Valia Barak (1999-2001 and 2010-2012)
  • Paola Pejovés (2001-2006)
  • Gunter Rave (2003-2009)
  • Melissa Peschiera (2003-2005)
  • Gonzalo Iwasaki (2009-2010)
  • Carla Muschi (2010-2012)
  • Heidi Grosmann (2012)
  • Mario Saldaña (2012)
  • Veronica Homs (2012)
  • Jaime Chincha (2012-2015)
  • Francisco "Paco" Flores (2013-present)
  • Verónica Ospina (2014-2015)
  • Pamela Acosta (2015-present)

Saturday edition (1999-present)

  • Valia Barak (1999-2001)
  • Paola Pejovés (2001-2006)
  • Claudia Hernández Oré (2006-2009 and 2012-2013)
  • Carla Muschi (2009-2012 and 2013-January 2019)
  • Pamela Acosta (January-July 2019)
  • Ariana Lira (July-August 2019)
  • Eliana Yutronic (August 2019-present)

Sunday edition (1999-2009)

  • José Mariño (1999-2008 and 2009)
  • Gunter Rave (2008-2009)
  • José Rocha (2008-2009)

Morning Edition (1999-2001)

The morning edition replaced Good Morning, Peru for two years .

Sports commentators

  • Emilio Lafferranderie "El Veco" (1988-1998)
  • Sammy Sadovnik (1999-2000)
  • Luis Trisano (1999-2009)
  • Javier Lossio (2009)
  • Omar Ruiz de Somocurcio (2009-present)
  • Ricardo Montoya (2013-2015)
  • Raúl Romero (2016-present)

Shows and related

Special participations

  • Mariano Grondona (1989)
  • Alejandro Guerrero (2003)
  • Juan Carlos López (2013-2014)


  • Fernando Viaña Villa (2001-2003)
  • Alejandro Guerrero Torres (2003-2008)
  • Augusto Thorndike del Campo (2010-2012)
  • Renato Canales Montoya (2012-present)

Musical curtains

The first musical curtain was a union of two fragments of the Symphony No.9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125 by Ludwig Van Beethoven, second movement-Scherzo: Molto vivace-presto in version by Walter Carlos . [ 3 ] Later, they would briefly use a version of Mason Williams' Classical Gas in a free version from Telesound Inc.

Between 1978 and 1997 the most classic of the 24-hour musical curtains was used: the first 20 seconds of Berimbau by Vinicius de Moraes performed by Stanley Black, followed by a fragment of Le Nuit Blanche by Giorgio Moroder & Munich Machine . [ 4 ] The initial fragment Berimbau later also identified the News Promec Colombian television from 1984 to 1987. [ 5 ]

In 1997, a studio music based on the aforementioned version of Berimbau is specially recorded , it was kept until January 2010.

Later, "Slam Dunk" composed by Chris Hajian was used temporarily for the Megatrax label until April 2010 when a mix based on "News 2000" by Mark Haffner (Megatrax) and a free interpretation by Berimbau began to be used .

Since 2012, the Berimbau version from 1997 has been reused , [ 6 ] and since June 2017 a new cover of the same song has been used.


  • 1973 - 1977 : The number " 24 " in rectangular typeface with butted angles, the number 2 appeared slightly placed on the 4. Below, the text " HOURS " in Square 721 Bold Extended font, this logo had some variations.
  • 1977 - 1978 : The number " 24 " with the digits unlevel, the " 2 " raised and the " 4 " down.
  • 1978 - 1998 : The number " 24 " is large in gold and below, smaller but at the same width, the text " HOURS "; both generally in Helvetic font, which could occasionally vary due to the technological limitations of the title holders used between 1978 and 1988, the typographic variations were notorious even in some scenographies of the time.
  • June 1998 - January 2010 : A blue rectangle with a gradient orange line containing a yellow " 24 " in Helvetica Black font, underneath, a red line and below, a white rectangle with the word " HOURS " in black font Impact.
  • June 2009 - January 2010 : Variant of the previous one, but the color of the blue square where " 24 " appears changes color to light blue, in the text " HOURS " the font changes to Helvetica Bold and on the right side of the logo there is a globe. light blue.
  • January 2010 - July 2018 : A red rectangle with small round contours containing the number " 24 " and underneath the text " HOURS " with a slight cut on the left side of the letter A, connecting with the R that precedes it; both in white and gray respectively and in Bankgothic typeface.
  • July 2018 - present: A logo similar to the previous one, in which the texts changed the Bankgothic font to Helvetica Condensed, in addition the red rectangle acquires a more three-dimensional appearance.

See also