"Primer Impacto" first aired in the United States in 1994. The live show reports on national and global news with a focus on news related to the Hispanic community. It is broadcast by the Univision television network and receives consistently high audience ratings.
"Primer Impacto" was originally preceded by "Noticias y Mas," but the latter show was discontinued shortly after its creation. Along with a news segment, "Primer Impacto" features weather and sports segments. The first hosts of "Primer Impacto" were Maria Celeste Arraras and Myrka Dellanos. As of 2015, the current hosts are Barbara Bermudo and Pamela Silva Conde.