MIAMI (AP) _ Latin media personality Cristina Saralegui next month will end her 12-year stint as host of ``The Cristina Show,'' a daytime program that draws an estimated 100 million viewers worldwide.

Saralegui, who is also the host of a syndicated radio show and oversees a magazine and Web site named after her, chose not to renew her contract with Univision because she wants to work on other projects, said Marcos Avila, her husband and manager.

``For us, it's difficult to put the daily show to rest because it has been like our baby,'' he said Wednesday. ``But Cristina wants to write another book; she wants to develop other projects.''

The last show will air on Dec. 14.

Saralegui is negotiating with the network to continue her Monday-night prime-time show, ``Cristina: Special Edition,'' through next year.

She has recurring roles on the NBC daytime soap ``Passions'' and on Nickelodeon's ``Taina.''

In May, Saralegui opened a $3.1 million, 50,000-square-foot production facility in west Miami-Dade County to house her media company, Cristina Saralegui Enterprises.

Among the projects Saralegui will be working on: producing a movie on the life of Cuban diva Celia Cruz and perhaps producing an English-language sitcom, Avila said.

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