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Lopez, Ruiz out at Univision

Maria Lopez-Alvarez, Univision’s VP and Director of News/Entertainment Programs and Mario Ruiz, VP of Talent for the network, are no longer with the company.

Maria had been with Univision over 20 years, working her way up the ranks. She started her career at WLTV-23 in Miami before moving to the network as Executive Producer, launching “Noticias y Más” in 1991, later renamed “Primer Impacto.”

Mario joined Univision in 2004 and was in charge of all in-house talent within Univision and Telefutura networks. He previously worked as a consultant to record companies, artists and producers in the entertainment industry.

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