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Ana Blanco's discreet farewell: “Thank you very much for your trust and your company all this time”

2024-02-25T21:32:28.923Z

Highlights: Ana Blanco presented 'Weekly Report' for the last time this Saturday before taking early retirement. The 63-year-old journalist has decided to take early retirement and, although her retirement will take effect on March 29, her farewell in front of the cameras was this Saturday. The words that are most repeated in the many messages of gratitude and praise that her colleagues dedicate to her these days are terms such as temperance, rigor, closeness, calm and simplicity. Blanco stood before the cameras for the first time on September 15, 1990 to present the La 1 news program.


The journalist presented 'Weekly Report' for the last time this Saturday before taking early retirement


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weekly report

This Saturday, February 24, was the last time that Ana Blanco has been in front of the cameras as the presenter of a TVE news program.

The 63-year-old journalist has decided to take early retirement and, although her retirement will take effect on March 29, her farewell in front of the cameras was this Saturday.

His last

Weekly Report,

a space he had presented since September 2023, has been a special program focused on the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and his farewell has been reduced to a few brief words at the end of it: “For my part, This has been all, thank you very much for your trust and your company during all this time.

Goodbye and good night.”

At the end of this edition of @InformeSemanal, Ana Blanco said goodbye to the @rtve audience



«For my part, this has been all.

Thank you very much for your trust and your company during all this time.

Bye bye.

And good night »https://t.co/1YKsdA9ocs pic.twitter.com/pzTPT4Edkx

— RTVE News (@rtvenoticias) February 24, 2024

Before, the farewells and displays of affection throughout the day were continuous from her colleagues, who received her in the newsroom with a long ovation, as shown in the videos that some of them and the official accounts have shared on social media. from RTVE.

Martín Barreiro, RTVE meteorologist, thanked her in X for her advice and highlighted her humility, understanding and intelligence.

Tony Aguilar remembered Blanco's beginnings in Los 40 in Bilbao.

From Informativos Telecinco, David Cantero, who was her colleague on La 1's

Telediario

, said goodbye to her by sending her a kiss at the end of her newscast.

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, also had a memory this Saturday for the journalist in a tweet in which he mentioned her as “part of our audiovisual memory”, highlighted her “three decades of journalism, reliability and public television” and He was grateful for having treated current events with “closeness and rigor.”

The @telediario_tve editorial team has received Ana Blanco in this way.



Amid applause, the one who was, is and will be her team bids farewell to the journalist, who tonight will be in charge of @informesemanal for the last time.https: //t.co/DBjqt4bNEu pic.twitter.com/eW4UqM4N7A

— RTVE News (@rtvenoticias) February 24, 2024

The journalist has preferred to retire without fuss and rejecting proposals to grant interviews so she can have a few days in peace.

The words that are most repeated in the many messages of gratitude and praise that her colleagues dedicate to her these days are terms such as temperance, rigor, closeness, calm and simplicity.

Jesús Álvarez, one of her professional partners in the more than 30 years of working at RTVE, highlighted in conversation with EL PAÍS a few years ago Blanco's ability to improvise live.

“She is very disciplined and aware that you have to know what you are going to tell.

“She always knows how to get out of any situation elegantly,” she said.

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Journalist Ana Blanco retires after more than three decades at RTVE

Blanco stood before the cameras for the first time on September 15, 1990 to present the La 1 news program. A few days before, in a video that was recovered this Saturday on TVE, a young Ana Blanco was interviewed on another program on the network. public to publicize the new faces of the news.

“It imposes a lot on me, I'm very nervous, but I guess everything will turn out well,” she confessed then.

She was the one who was in charge of the longest news program in history, the one on September 11, 2001, which reported on the attack on the Twin Towers in New York.

Lara Siscar told this newspaper about the capacity for control that Ana Blanco has, and that it made her the ideal person to assume leadership at times when current affairs were frenetic.

“No matter how many hours she spends in the image, she has absolute control of everything.

You gain that with experience, but you also have to have it in the game,” Siscar said about her partner.

Born in Portugalete (Bizkaia) and graduated in Pedagogy, Ana Blanco's first steps in the media were on the radio in Bilbao, but she quickly made the leap to the capital and, after a few years in Telemadrid, in 1990 she signed for TVE, where He became an everyday face for millions of viewers.

His solvency and credibility made him an essential name within news programs, and in his more than 33 years of experience in the public channel he presented almost all editions of the news programs, in addition to special programs, spaces such as I have a question

for you.

and numerous electoral appointments.

In total, there have been more than 7,400 news programs that she has hosted on TVE.

In 2022 he decided to leave his place at the head of the after-dinner edition of La 1 News and thus stop presenting the news.

In September 2023 she joined

Informe Semanal,

a space that she had already hosted between 2007 and 2009 and in which she was last seen as a presenter.

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