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Ruiz hired as Weekend Editor at NPR.org

Ruiz hired as Weekend Editor at NPR.org

Joe Ruiz is leaving Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB, where he has been Executive Producer of New Media since 2012, for a job as Weekend Editor at NPR.org in Washington, D.C. In his new role, Joe will be the lead editor for digital coverage, including planning, production and promotion of site content, coordinating with staff […]

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Moll-Ramírez moves from CNN to MSNBC

Moll-Ramírez moves from CNN to MSNBC

Victoria Moll-Ramírez has started a new job as Segment Producer for “The Rundown with José Díaz-Balart” at MSNBC, based out of the 30 Rockerfeller Center building in New York City. In her new role, she’ll be researching, writing and working with correspondents on daily stories. She’s working early mornings Monday to Friday from 5 am […]

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Ramírez-Ávila hired as anchor for new Telemundo Fresno newscast

Ramírez-Ávila hired as anchor for new Telemundo Fresno newscast

KNSO Telemundo 51 in Fresno today debuts “Noticiero Telemundo Valle Central” – its first locally-produced newscast. Emmy-award winning journalist Vanessa Ramírez-Ávila has been hired as the newscast’s anchor and executive producer. The one-hour Spanish-language program will air weekdays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, reaching audiences in the Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Visalia markets. In 2013, […]

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Moreno leaves KENS for KTRK

Moreno leaves KENS for KTRK

Mayra Moreno is returning to her hometown of Houston. She has landed a new job as reporter and weekend anchor at ABC O&O KTRK. “Years ago when I embarked on my journey to become a journalist…I always envisioned myself working for the station I grew up watching in Houston,” she wrote on her Facebook page. […]

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Landivar leaves Univision for WOAI

Landivar leaves Univision for WOAI

Stephanie Landivar has crossed over into English-language news. She has started a new job as Digital Content Producer/Assignment Editor for WOAI News 4 and sister station and KABB Fox 29 in San Antonio. Her first day was yesterday. “With this role I get to do the best of both worlds,” she tells Media Moves. “I […]

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Pérez named KUVS morning producer

Pérez named KUVS morning producer

KUVS Univision Sacramento has a new producer for “A Primera Hora.”  Ana Mercedes Pérez is the newest addition to the morning news team. She previously worked in Miami as a reporter for Ahoravision.com, the online news portal covering news about Venezuela, and Doral News TV. Prior to her move to Miami in 2014, she was […]

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Martinez promoted at Endemol Beyond USA

Martinez promoted at Endemol Beyond USA

Rico Martinez has been named Senior Vice President, Creative, Endemol Beyond USA, the digital network division of Endemol North America. He now oversees all programming initiatives for Endemol Beyond USA. Martinez, who originally joined Endemol Beyond USA as Chief Programming Officer in 2014, recently oversaw the launch of ICON, Endemol Beyond’s worldwide premium lifestyle network. […]

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Alpha Media names Aguilar Marketing Director

Alpha Media names Aguilar Marketing Director

Jessica Aguilar has joined Alpha Media as Marketing Director of its San Antonio radio cluster. She’ll oversee the promotions and marketing efforts of News Talk 550 KTSA and FM 1071, 1250 ESPN San Antonio and 945FM, ESPN Deportes, Top 40 KTFM, Adult Hits 1027 JACK-FM, and Regional Mexican stations KLEY and KSAH. Jessica was most […]

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Holguin leaves KABC for El Paso’s KFOX

Holguin leaves KABC for El Paso’s KFOX

Robert Holguin is leaving Los Angeles, where he has been a reporter for KABC since 2006, to become prime-time anchor at KFOX in his hometown of El Paso. “My time in Los Angeles was exciting, unforgettable and incredibly rewarding,” Robert tells Media Moves. “I had a chance to work alongside extremely talented journalists in one […]

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Ruiz named VP and GM of KUTH

Ruiz named VP and GM of KUTH

Leonardo Ruiz is taking on an expanded role within the Univision Station Group. He has been named VP and General Manager of KUTH Univision 32 in Salt Lake City, effective immediately. Ruiz will oversee all aspects of station operations including ad sales, marketing, news, production and promotions for the Univision O&O. He’ll also remain GM […]

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Univision promotes Widmann-Hernandez

Univision promotes Widmann-Hernandez

Sabina Widmann-Hernandez has been promoted to VP, General Manager and Director of Sales of Univision’s radio stations in San Diego. The appointment is effective immediately. She’ll continue to be based in San Diego and report to Jaime Jiménez, EVP of Univision Local Media. In her new role, Widmann-Hernandez will oversee all aspects of station operations […]

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Gonzales replaces Rivera as KBAK anchor

Gonzales replaces Rivera as KBAK anchor

Longtime Los Angeles anchor Dave Gonzales, who left KCAL in 2012 after 17 years, will be returning to an anchor desk – in Bakersfield. He’ll anchor the 5, 6, 10 and 11 pm news starting tomorrow. Gonzales will fill in as main anchor for CBS affiliate KBAK until the station finds a permanent replacement for […]

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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.