Twin sisters Marissa and Marianela Gonzalez are New Jersey natives that began their radio careers at Univision Spanish CHR “X96.3” WXNY in 2007 and co-hosted Ty Bentli’s morning show on CBS CHR “92.3 Now” WNOW-FM New York in 2012-2013. They joined WFLC for afternoons in November 2014. They also worked on multiple Univision television programs while at WXNY.
The fill the vacancy created by Jagger’s promotion last month to Program Director of iHeart’s two CHRs in Connecticut.
iHeartMedia New York today announced that popular twin duo Lulu and Lala have joined 103.5 KTU, The Beat of New York as nighttime hosts effective November 14th weeknights from 7pm to Midnight.
The KTU night show with Lulu and Lala will feature the dynamic pair’s unique take on pop culture news and fun antics with listeners along with special celebrity guest interviews and KTU’s unique blend of today’s hits and throwbacks.
Born in North Bergen, New Jersey, television and radio personalities and twin sisters Marissa and Marianela Gonzalez, better known as “Lulu & Lala,” began to captivate the Latin market in 2007 as part of The Luis Jimenez Morning Show on Univision’s X96.3 in New York. Six years later, these Cuban-Salvadorian sisters carried their loyal Latin following over to mainstream as co-hosts of Ty Loves NY on 92.3 NOW. Most recently the sisters hosted an afternoon show on Hits 97.3 in Miami.
In addition, throughout their tenure the girls have been regular correspondents for the entertainment news show “El Gordo y la Flaca,” Univision’s highest rated national TV show. They have also been correspondents for many events including Premios Juventud, Premio Lo Nuestro, the Latin Grammys and the multiple auditions for Nuestra Belleza Latina in New York.
“We’re excited to welcome Lulu and Lala back home” said Rob Miller, Program Director for 103.5 KTU. “Their amazing energy, positivity and charismatic personalities paired with their ability to reach a broad audience on-air and through social platforms make them the perfect choice to keep New York City feeling good all night long on KTU.”
“Someone get me a Metro card because I’m taking the A train straight to KTU! I’m so excited for this new adventure,” said Lulu. “Thank you to iHeart for believing in us and giving us the chance to go back to the city where we started. The Big Apple better get ready for us!”
“NYC is the greatest city in the world and I’m excited to say that I’ll be working in it,” said Lala. “Muchas Gracias to iHeart for giving us this amazing opportunity. Double the trouble, but double the fun! Get ready NYC, we’re coming to take over!”