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TCM names Vazquez daytime host Jerome Parra leaves KXTV Santana named GSM at KAZD Univision promotes Martínez-Guzmán and Tristán LATV debuts talk show
 
TCM names Vazquez daytime host

TCM names Vazquez daytime host

Jerome Parra leaves KXTV

Jerome Parra leaves KXTV

Santana named GSM at KAZD

Santana named GSM at KAZD

Univision promotes Martínez-Guzmán and Tristán

Univision promotes Martínez-Guzmán and Tristán

LATV debuts talk show "The Zoo"

LATV debuts talk show “The Zoo”

TCM names Vazquez daytime host

TCM names Vazquez daytime host

26 May 2016

Going after millennials, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has named 29-year-old Tiffany Vazquez host of the network’s Saturday daytime block. Tiffany is the first woman and first Latina to join TCM’s on-air talent pool. She’s also just the third regular on-air host hired in the network’s 22-year history, following Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz. She starts […]

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Jerome Parra leaves KXTV

Jerome Parra leaves KXTV

26 May 2016

Jerome Parra is leaving his job as News Director at KXTV. Tomorrow is his last day at the Tegna owned ABC affiliate in Sacramento. In an email informing staff about his departure, he wrote: “It has been an extraordinary privilege to work with each and every one of you. I’m very proud of the work […]

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Santana named GSM at KAZD

Santana named GSM at KAZD

25 May 2016

Azteca América’s KAZD in Dallas has hired René Santana as its new General Sales Manager. She’ll report to General Manager Susan Kretschmar. Santana joins KAZD from Raycom Media, where she was the GSM for KWES-TV in the Midland-Odessa Texas market since May 2015. She was previously Digital and Marketing Specialist at the El Paso Times. […]

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Univision promotes Martínez-Guzmán and Tristán

Univision promotes Martínez-Guzmán and Tristán

24 May 2016

Longtime staffers María Martínez-Guzmán and Gabriela Tristán have new titles at Univision. The company today announced their promotions within the news department. Martínez-Guzmán is now VP and Executive Producer of News Gathering. She’ll supervise and assign daily stories for all newscasts, plan and coordinate series and special news coverage, and manage correspondents and assignment editors. Tristán […]

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LATV debuts talk show "The Zoo"

LATV debuts talk show “The Zoo”

24 May 2016

LATV has launched a bilingual talk show called “The Zoo,” hosted by Humberto Guida, Dennis Pastorizo, Nelly Castillo and Bruno Seros-Ulloa. The show, taped at the LATV studios in Los Angeles, airs Monday through Thursday at 6 pm PT/9 pm ET, tackles gossip, entertainment news, and features guest interviews and man on the street segments. “The […]

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Fusion promotes Summa, Lansbury and Madrigal

Fusion promotes Summa, Lansbury and Madrigal

23 May 2016

Three Fusion execs are getting expanded roles and titles as of today. Keith Summa becomes Fusion’s SVP of Content & Programming, overseeing all content for the cable network and George Lansbury is upped to SVP of Production and Programming, leading the production and operations teams. Both will be working closely with Alexis Madrigal, who steps […]

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Cárdenas named Digital Strategist at Tennessean

Cárdenas named Digital Strategist at Tennessean

23 May 2016

Jaime Cárdenas has moved to the East coast and starts a new job today as Digital Strategist for The Tennessean and tnMedia. Until just two weeks ago, he was Sports Digital News Editor for the Los Angeles Daily News and Southern California News Group. In his new role at The Tennessean, he’ll be guiding the […]

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Marino, Marrero leave Univision Radio for SBS

Marino, Marrero leave Univision Radio for SBS

20 May 2016

Michelle Marino and Erika Marrero have jumped ship from Univision Radio. Both execs have moved over to AIRE Radio Networks, a division of Spanish Broadcasting System. Marino has joined the company as SVP of Network Sales and Erika Marrero as VP of Network Sales, reporting to Elisa Torres, Head of AIRE Radio Networks. The former Univision […]

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Former Univision GM María Gutiérrez dies

Former Univision GM María Gutiérrez dies

19 May 2016

María Gutiérrez, who retired from Univision Fresno after a 28-year career with the company, died this morning. She had been battling cancer since late 2015, according a story in the Fresno Bee. Originally from East Los Angeles, Gutiérrez worked at KMEX-34 before moving to KFTV Univision 21 in Fresno. She retired from as KVTV’s SVP […]

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South Florida Business Journal names Meléndez Editor-in-Chief

South Florida Business Journal names Meléndez Editor-in-Chief

19 May 2016

Mel Meléndez has been officially promoted from Managing Editor to Editor-in-Chief of the South Florida Business Journal. He had been filling in that role on an interim basis for several months. Since joining the Business Journal in 2013, Meléndez has been in charge of running the daily operations, supervising and editing editorial content and directing […]

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Entravision promotes Daboub to EVP

Entravision promotes Daboub to EVP

19 May 2016

Entravision Communications has promoted Donald Daboub from SVP of Integrated Marketing Solutions, Colorado to EVP of Integrated Marketing Solutions, Mountain Region, effective immediately. He’ll report directly to Mario M. Carrera, Entravision’s Chief Revenue Officer. In his newly expanded role, he’ll be in charge of leading and managing the Integrated Marketing Solutions team in the Mountain […]

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Telemundo lays off Rosabal, Zugasti; promotes execs in network news reorganization

Telemundo lays off Rosabal, Zugasti; promotes execs in network news reorganization

18 May 2016

Two months after joining Telemundo as its new EPV of Network News, Luis Fernández today announced a series of changes as part of a reorganization to make the the department more “competitive.” In an email sent in Spanish to staff, Fernández announced the departures of Sylvia Rosabal, SVP, Network News and Yolanda Zugasti, EP of […]

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. I am also a freelance writer, reporter and producer. I founded Media Moves in June of 2007.