Just under six months since the star and creator of the seminal Spanish Language variety show Sabado Gigante left the show that made him an international star, Don Francisco is returning to television, having signed a deal with Telemundo in which he’ll serve as a senior news correpondent. In addition, Franciso – real name Mario Kreutzberger – will launch a production venture with the network to develop original content for for U.S. Hispanics and international audiences.

As a senior news correspondent, Francisco will conduct sit-down interviews with prominent figures and also offer coverage of important events including the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Rio Summer Olympics, and World Cup 2018.

Francisco’s Sabado Gigante ran for 53 years before he ended his run in September.