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Auger-Domínguez leaves Google for Viacom

Auger-Domínguez leaves Google for Viacom

Daisy Auger DominguezDaisy Auger-Domínguez has moved back to New York for a new job as SVP, Talent Acquisition at Viacom.

She left Google, where she worked since July of 2015 as Global Head of Diversity Staffing and most recently as Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for Alphabet at the company’s Bay Area headquarters.

Auger-Domínguez was previously based in Los Angeles, where she was VP, Talent Acquisition and Organization & Workforce Diversity at the Disney ABC Television Group.

Before that, she was Managing Director, Executive Search Initiatives at Time Warner, Inc., based in New York.

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Azteca América strikes new multi-year deal with LA Chargers

Azteca América strikes new multi-year deal with LA Chargers

Azteca - ChargersThe Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to a multi-year television agreement with KAZA-TV Azteca América 54, making the station its Spanish-language broadcast partner.

Azteca América 54, which first signed on in Los Angeles in 2001, will televise all preseason games available to air in Southern California.

Azteca América 54 will also offer pre and postgame shows for the preseason games, a weekly Chargers series during the season and Chargers news features throughout the year.

The Chargers have also made ABC-TV, iHeartMedia Los Angeles and KFWB 980 AM the team’s official flagship stations and will collaborate extensively with each broadcast partner in developing a wide range of content, including preseason games, exclusive shoulder programming, behind-the-scenes shows, news features, community events and promotions.

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Univision partners with Nieman Lab

Univision partners with Nieman Lab

Univision-Nieman LabUnivision News has partnered with Harvard University’s Nieman Journalism Lab to provide Spanish-speaking journalists direct access to the latest news, trends, and innovations from the field of digital journalism.

Through this alliance, will publish a weekly selection of content from the Nieman Journalism Lab, translated into Spanish.

The roundup will include articles on a variety of topics related to the practice and future of digital journalism, as well as Nieman Lab’s weekly column on the issue of fake news.

Founded in 2008 as a collaborative effort to investigate future models that could support quality journalism in the digital age, the Nieman Journalism Lab identifies and promotes innovation in how the news gets reported, shared, consumed and paid for. It is part of Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism.

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Telemundo Denver promotes Hierro to MMJ

Telemundo Denver promotes Hierro to MMJ

Corina HierroCorina Hierro has landed her first on-air job. Management at KDEN Telemundo Denver has promoted her to multimedia journalist.

Hierro started working at the Denver station in 2015 as a freelance editor, shortly after graduating from college.

Most recently, she worked as a production assistant.

She makes her on-air debut on May 1.

She’ll be reporting for weekdays Noticiero Telemundo Denver newscasts at 4, 4:30, 5 and 10 pm.

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Tardio named VP of Ad Sales at Discovery U.S. Hispanic

Tardio named VP of Ad Sales at Discovery U.S. Hispanic

David TardioDavid Tardio has been promoted to VP of Ad Sales for Discovery U.S. Hispanic.

In his new role, Tardio will oversee all sales efforts for the company’s portfolio of Spanish-language offerings, including Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia, as well as all digital media properties.

He’ll continue to be based in New York and report to Allan Navarrete, EVP, Head of Distribution/GM US Hispanic.

An 11-year Discovery veteran, Tardio joined the company as a Director of Advertising Sales in 2006.

He was previously a Senior Account Executive for Univision, where he managed the National Sales efforts based in New York.

Before that, he worked as an account executive for Azteca América.

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Silva named VP of News at KSTS

Silva named VP of News at KSTS

Rossyris SilvaRossyris Silva has been promoted within the Telemundo Station Group.

She has been upped from Assistant News Director at KVEA 52 in Los Angeles to VP of News at KSTS Telemundo 48 in San Jose.

Silva once again takes over a position left vacant by Freddy Oldenburg, who moved to Dallas to replace Sandra Thomas as VP of News at KXTX.

Silva previously stepped into Oldenburg’s role as Assistant News Director at KVEA when he moved back to KSTS in 2014.

In her new role, Silva will oversee the news department and the station’s local newscasts, as well as other local productions across multiple media platforms.

She leaves her current job at KVEA this Friday, April 28, and starts at KSTS on May 8.

Prior to joining Telemundo as an Executive Producer at KVEA in 2013, she spent 10 years as a news producer for Univision network.

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Gaytán promoted to VP of News at Telemundo Phoenix

Gaytán promoted to VP of News at Telemundo Phoenix

Miguel GaytanMiguel Gaytán has been upped from News Director to VP of News at KTAZ Telemundo Phoenix.

His promotion comes less than a year since joining the station.

Gaytán will continue to lead the Telemundo Arizona news teams in Phoenix and Tucson, supervise special projects, recruit talent and cultivate strategic partnerships.

Prior to his move to Phoenix, Gaytán worked at Univision affiliated stations in Texas for 20 years. He was News Director at Univision Austin 62 from 2014 to 2016 and previously spent 9 years at KWEX Univision San Antonio.

He started his career in broadcast television at KLDO Noticias Laredo in 1996.

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Cecilia Alvear loses battle with cancer

Cecilia Alvear loses battle with cancer

Cecilia AlvearRetired NBC network news producer Cecilia Alvear passed away this afternoon after a long and brave battle with cancer.

She was a dedicated journalist, a champion for diversity, and a socially-conscious individual whose generosity of spirit made her a selfless and incredible friend. Her death is a great loss for those who knew and loved her and for those whose path she helped pave.

Cecilia was a pioneer who helped open the door for many Latina journalists.

Born in the Galápagos Islands, she left her native Ecuador in the 1960’s to launch her journalism career in the United States.

She was the first Latina to be hired as a production assistant at L.A.’s KNBC in 1971. When NBC News hired Cecilia to run its bureau in Mexico City in 1982, she became the first Latina news producer at any of the three major TV networks, covering wars in Central America, unrest in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Bolivia, and earthquakes in Mexico City, El Salvador and Ecuador. She also produced interviews with Fidel Castro in Cuba.

Cecilia was also the first Latina selected for a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University in 1988. She returned to NBC the following year, assigned to the Los Angeles bureau, where she continued to produce for the network’s news shows until she retired in 2007.

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Cecilia Alvear producing for NBC news in Cuba in 1983.

A founding member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), Cecilia served on the board for many years and was president of the organization from 2000 to 2002. She was inducted into the NAHJ hall of fame in 2007.

For years, she actively pushed for more diversity in newsrooms, additionally serving on the boards of UNITY-Journalists of Color and the Nieman foundation.

Cecilia’s career was interrupted in 1994 when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. After an aggressive course of treatment, her cancer went in remission for 18 years.

In 2012, doctors told her the cancer returned – this time, the disease had spread to her bones. Despite treatment, a courageous battle and her desire to live, Cecilia succumbed to the cancer, surrounded by family.

Cecilia had the ability to keep a positive outlook on life in spite of her illness. She didn’t let it get in the way of helping and supporting others and staying involved in journalism organizations and activities, even volunteering to judge the Golden Mike awards in December of last year.

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Cecilia Alvear with a student from the Alvear elementary school in Galápagos, during a visit in 2010.

Cecilia frequently returned to the Galápagos Islands to help out the elementary school founded by her father as the first public school on the archipelago. She started the school’s first computer lab and helped local women create a business cooperative that bears her name.

She also hosted workshops for journalists in the islands and began a blog about news from Galápagos.

As a cancer survivor, Cecilia joined the organization Padres Contra el Cancer, which helps poor Latino families who have children undergoing treatment for the disease. She also worked with Dr. Susan Love’s foundation on projects designed to increase cancer awareness among Latinas.

There aren’t enough words to express how fortunate I was to know Cecilia. Throughout the almost 20 years of friendship, I’ve witnessed her kindness, generosity, help and support – not just to me, but to many others. So, it is with great sadness that I write about the passing of such an exceptional individual.

Rest in peace Cecilia. You will not be forgotten.

Cecilia is survived by her four sisters, Alexandra, Magdalena, Montserrat and Rocío, brothers Eduardo and Alfredo, and her longtime partner, George Lewis, a retired NBC News correspondent.

The family requests that people wishing to remember Cecilia donate to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists scholarship fund or to the City of Hope at

UPDATE: There will be a service for Cecilia on Thursday, May 4 12:30 pm at the Chapel of the Risen Christ, Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 Slauson Ave. Culver City, CA 90230.

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