It has been, without a doubt, the television signing of the year. This Monday, Mediaset confirmed that Carlos Franganillo, veteran RTVE correspondent and current face of its News Services, will join its staff at the end of the year as the new director of Telecinco News and will present the network’s news program in prime time, replacing Pedro Piqueras, who is retiring after 17 years at Mediaset.

RTVE has not yet made any decision on who will be Franganillo’s replacement and, although the journalist will continue to be linked to public television for another month, the one who will appear on screen in the evening News will, for the moment, be his usual substitute Ana Roldán .

After the bombshell news, this Tuesday at noon Carlos Franganillo said goodbye to his colleagues with an emotional speech in the RTVE News editorial office. “Being at RTVE has been a true privilege, and being with you, a luxury,” he began his speech, “having been the face, or having been putting the face of the work done in this newsroom, for me, is a immense honour.”

Given the rumors of the possible reasons why Franganillo would take such a turn in his career, he has made it clear: “If I am leaving here it is not because of any problem with TVE, on the contrary, I have nothing to reproach him, quite the opposite. Here “You have given me more than I could have dreamed of and I had a great time.”

“I have come like a child to an amusement park every day,” the journalist acknowledged, “and here there are good colleagues, friends and people who I will always consider part of the family.” “We will miss you, Franga.” responded the 24 Hours Channel reporter María José Guerola, who shared the video of the moment on X.