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Programming exec changes at Univision and Unimás

Programming exec changes at Univision and Unimás

Carlos Bardasano and Andres Mendoza

Carlos Bardasano (L) and Andrés Mendoza.

Univision has announced it has made two changes in its entertainment executive ranks.

The company has named Carlos Bardasano VP of Original Content and Andrés Mendoza VP of Programming & Strategy for UniMás.

Bardasano will lead alternative content and productions for the Univision’s entertainment arm, as well as oversee all original content production from main content providers such as Televisa, Venevision, Caracol, RTI and Sony.

Until this new appointment, Bardasano was VP of Programming and Original Production for UniMás, overseeing all programming, production and strategy for that network.

He has previously held the position of  VP of Programming Development of Univision Television Networks and has also worked for Telemundo as EVP of Entertainment and VP of Programming at Telemundo.

Mendoza was appointed VP of Programming & Strategy for UniMás. He will oversee all programming, production and strategy for the former Telefutura network.

Prior to this role, Mendoza was director of Programming Planning and Strategy for the Univision Networks where he assisted the president of Programming and Content in the design and implementation of innovative and competitive tactics to increase the company’s audiences. He also led teams that developed new content for existing Univision shows, as well as new and alternative programming for UniMás.

Mendoza joined Univision in 2012 working as a Senior Analyst and Business Operations manager of Noticias Univision. He was part of the team that launched Fusion, the English-language cable network joint venture with Disney/ABC News.

 

 

 

 

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Angulo lands job at Cárdenas Marketing Network

Angulo lands job at Cárdenas Marketing Network

Cesar AnguloFormer Telemundo and Univision Sales executive César Angulo has been named Director of Business Development of Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN), a multicultural experiential, live events and digital marketing agency.

In his new role, he’ll lead all new business development efforts for the agency, which connects consumers and brands through music, sports and cultural culture.

César returns to Chicago, where he started his career in 1994 with the Chicago Tribune and WGBO Univision. In 2000, he joined WSNS, Telemundo O&O in Chicago.

Shortly after NBC Universal bought Telemundo, he was promoted to management positions within the company. He began as a Local and National Sales Manager for WSNS, then became Director of Sales for Telemundo and NBC Miami, eventually advancing to General Sales Manager for KSTS-48 Telemundo in the San Francisco Bay Area.

He moved over to Titan Broadcasting in July of 2009, where he was hired as President & General Manager to launch the company’s new affiliation to the Estrella Network for their full power station KTNC-TV 42 in San Francisco.

Three years later, he also launched the MundoFox affiliation in San Francisco through KCNS-TV 38, a second full power station acquired by Titan Broadcasting. He also had a brief stint as General Sales Manager of América TeVé in 2013.

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Fox Hispanic Media promotes Vallejo

Fox Hispanic Media promotes Vallejo

Juan VallejoJuan Vallejo has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales of Fox Hispanic Media (FHM), effective immediately.

He’ll be based in New York City and report to Tom Maney, EVP of Advertising Sales.

Since joining FHM in 2005, he has risen through the ranks of the company, originally joining the team as an Account Executive. In 2011, he was promoted from Regional Manager of Sales for Fox Deportes to Vice President of FHM.

According to a company release, the move is “representative of his growing role within the expanding group, and the overall success of the sales department.”

In his new role, Vallejo will oversee Fox Hispanic Media Conexiones’ cross-platform solutions, which includes Consumer Insights and Analytics; Content Amplification and Partnerships, in addition to linear television investments.

Vallejo also oversees sales for Fox’s three Spanish-language cable channels – Fox Deportes, Fox Life and Nat Geo Mundo – in addition to the Spanish-language broadcast network, MundoFox.

Before joining FHM Juan Vallejo worked as a Supervisor at Relay Sports Marketing, a division of the Publicis Groupe.

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Miguel Rosa named GM of WIPR

Miguel Rosa named GM of WIPR

Miguel RosaMiguel Rosa has joined the management ranks. A photojournalist for Puerto Rico’s WIPR Channel 6 for the past 15 years, Miguel has been promoted to General Manager of WIPM Channel 3 in Mayagüez. 

In his new role at the Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corporation station, he is in charge of the station’s administration and operation. 

“I’m honored to be given this oportunity. It’s a whole new challenge, but I know it will be rewarding. It gives me a whole new perspective of the media world.”

In recent years, Miguel had been colaborating as a Project Manager and was interagency coordinator between the WIPR stations and other government agencies.

Miguel, a former president of the Puerto Rico Photojournalists Association and Region Director of NAHJ, is an advisor for the cultural magazine Identidad. He also teaches TV production at several universities in Puerto Rico.  

 

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DJ Laz returns with new Miami radio show

DJ Laz returns with new Miami radio show

DJ Laz and Kimmy

DJ Kimmy joins DJ Laz on the new 97.3 FM morning show.

Starting August 25, DJ LAZ returns to the airwaves. Cox Media Group (CMG) Miami has hired Lázaro Méndez, aka DJ Laz, to host a new local morning show for Miami’s WFLC/HITS 97.3.

DJ Laz will be joined by co-host Kimmy, who comes on board from WFLC’s sister station WEDR.

DJ Laz spent 22 years in the market at Power 96.

SBS made a lot of noise when it hired the popular radio personality in 2012, first hosting “The DJ Laz Morning Show” on KXOL 96.3 FM and later expanding it to become a live coast-to-coast morning program, also airing on WRMA station in Miami. But without notice, DJ Laz disappeared from SBS’ air in November of last year, after the company changed the format at 106.7 FM.

 

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Ramírez hired as EP at KMEX

Ramírez hired as EP at KMEX

Jacqueline RamirezJacqueline Ramírez has joined KMEX-34 in Los Angeles as Executive Producer. She replaces Moana Ramírez, who left the station to become News Director at the KWEX-41, the Univision O&O in San Antonio.

Prior to KMEX, Jacqueline spent 4 years at LBI Media’s Estrella TV where she produced the national newscast “Noticiero Estrella TV con Myrka Dellanos.”

She started her broadcast career at KBFX /KBAK in Bakersfield in 2008 as producer. She was promoted two years later to Executive Producer for the morning show.

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Hernández joins Telemundo network

Hernández joins Telemundo network

Norberto HernandezEmmy-award winning reporter Norberto Hernández has joined Telemundo network as the Dallas-based correspondent for its morning show “Un Nuevo Día.”

Norberto returns to TV after a one-year break. He started the new gig on August 4th, 2014.

He previously spent 16 years working at several Univision stations in Texas. He was weather anchor/entertainment reporter for Univision’s KUVN channel 23 in Dallas from 2008 to 2013, also reporting for several network shows, including “El Gordo y La Flaca,” “Despierta América,” and “Primer Impacto.” He also conducted interviews for Telefutura’s “Tómbola” and “Escándalo TV.”

Norberto previously spent 6 years as weather anchor/entertainment reporter for KWEX Channel 41 in San Antonio. Before that, he worked for the Univision affiliate in Corpus Christi.

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Frederik Oldenburg named KBLR sports anchor

Frederik Oldenburg named KBLR sports anchor

Frederik OldenburgFrederik Oldenburg has joined “Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas” as sports anchor for the 6 and 11 pm newscasts. His first day on the air was Monday, August 11.

Frederik comes to KBLR, the Telemundo O&O in Las Vegas from Venezuela, where he was host and reporter for “Anótala,” a sports debate-style news program for Canal Plus Entertainment since 2009.

He has also worked as a sports opinion writer for Suite 23 Magazine. He was previously morning and daytime producer for Canal I TV in Caracas from 2007 to 2008.

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Univision lays off GMs in nationwide management restructuring

Univision lays off GMs in nationwide management restructuring

Becky Muñoz Díaz and Larry Sands, both with Univision for the past 19 years, are among those no longer with the company.

Becky Muñoz Díaz is no longer Dallas GM. Larry Sands, who has beenwith Univision for the past 19 years, will stay on until the end of the month to assist in the transition.

A major restructuring of Univision’s local media leadership has left several longtime managers out of a job, with some being reassigned, according to a source.

Univision today internally announced it was consolidating several positions as part of its new strategy and revealed the names of its new Local Media team.

As of today, Univision will have one general manager and one director of sales in each market representing all of its local media assets. That means the GM in each market will have an expanded role and oversee both TV and radio, eliminating one top level manager position.

Claudia Puig, SVP and Regional GM of Univision Radio in Miami will now lead both radio and TV, replacing Mike Rodríguez, who's no longer with Unvision.

Claudia Puig, SVP and Regional GM of Univision Radio in Miami will now lead both radio and TV, replacing Mike Rodríguez, who’s no longer with Univision.

Sources have confirmed that due to the restructuring, Mike Rodríguez, VP and GM of Univision and Telefutura in Miami since March of 2012 is no longer with the company.

Larry Sands, Regional VP of Univision Chicago since June of 2013, and a company executive for the past 19 years, will assist in the transition and leave at the end of the month. **

Becky Muñoz-Díaz, VP and GM of Univision and Telefutura Dallas, who has held that role for the last 19 years, is also assisting Kevin Cuddihy in the transition, according to a company source.**

Also as part of the leadership restructuring, Alberto Mier y Terán and Jaime Jiménez have both been named EVPs of Local Media. Lee Davis will head sales for Local Media.

Just last week, Kevin Cuddihy was named President of Local Media.

Here is the list of the new local media managers:

Univision local manager list

 

New Univision Local Media managers. Top row, from L to R: Luis Patiño, Steve Stuck, Raúl Rodríguez, LeonardoRuiz. Bottom row: Roberto Yañez, Luis Fernández Rocha, Mark Masepohl, and Doug Levy.

New Univision Local Media managers. Top row, from L to R: Luis Patiño, Steve Stuck, Raúl Rodríguez, Leonardo Ruiz. Bottom row: Roberto Yañez, Luis Fernández Rocha, Mark Masepohl, and Doug Levy.

 

**Correction: An earlier version of the story stated that Becky Muñoz Díaz and Larry Sands were no longer with the company. A Univision source assures Media Moves that Muñoz Díaz is still with the company, although no specifics were given as to her current role. Sands will remain until the end of the month to assist in the transition.

 

 

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Univision Austin hires anchor Chávez Montes

Univision Austin hires anchor Chávez Montes

Hugo_Chavez_MontesHugo Chávez Montes is the newest addition to the KAKW Univision 62 Austin news team. Hugo has been hired to anchor the station’s 5 and 10 pm weekday newscasts alongside veteran anchor Regina Rodríguez.

His first day on the air was Monday, August 11.

Hugo comes to Austin from Grupo Televisa, where he worked for eight years as a reporter and anchor of the morning show “Hoy por Hoy,” as well as anchor of the evening news “Las Noticias Televisa Monterrey.” He also worked for MVS Radio Monterrey, where he was news director since 2010.

Hugo began his broadcast career as a news editor, reporter and producer at TV Azteca Noreste in 2001.

He joins recent additions to the Noticias Univision 62 team including: Miguel Gaytán, who was named news director in April of this year; Liliana Soto, recent graduate from The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Paulina Garza, the station’s first University of Texas at Austin Fellowship recipient who joined the team this summer.

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