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Ferrer promoted at Fusion

Miguel FerrerMiguel Ferrer has been promoted from Executive Producer, Digital to Vice President, Digital for Fusion.   The promotion comes less than a year since he joined the ABC/Univision joint venture.  He was one of the first hires of the unnamed network at the time.

Miguel was previously Managing Editor of the Huffington Post’s Black Voices, Latino Voices (English-language) and Voces (Spanish-language) sites.

Prior to his roles at the Huffington Post, Miguel spent more than 4 years as Director of Programming for AOL Latino. He was previously business development manager for People en Español and worked in international marketing for Warner Music Latin America.

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Univision/ABC JV targets September launch

Univision-ABC2013The highly anticipated launch of the Univision/ABC joint venture is now scheduled for launch in September – a year and a half after plans for the new network were first announced.

The new channel doesn’t have a name or a CEO yet and its Miami headquarters are under construction.

A Univision spokesman says CEO candidates are currently being interviewed.  Once chosen, the CEO will report to a 6-member board of directors – 3 from ABC and 3 Univision.

Apparently, the two networks will divide responsibilities as follows:

ABC will handle distribution and commercialization and Univision will be mostly in charge of the content, with both networks pitching in their international and domestic news bureaus talent and resources.

Although there is no official head count yet, hiring has already begun.  The most prominent hires were done last year:

Keith Summa and Miguel Ferrer

Keith Summa and Miguel Ferrer

Keith Summa was the first. The former head of the CBS News Investigative Unit, Summa was named Vice President of News Partnerships in August of 2012.

Next was former AOL Latino exec and HuffPo Latino Managing Editor Miguel Ferrer, who was hired to be the first Executive Producer, Digital of the JV.

More recent hires include former “Dateline” producer Rayner Ramirez, who is now an Executive Producer for the JV, and former NBC news producer Dax Tejera, as Senior Coordinating Producer.

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Ferrer joins Univision/ABC News venture

Miguel FerrerMiguel Ferrer has been hired to be the first Executive Producer, Digital for the yet unnamed Univision/ABC News cable network.  He will oversee all digital properties and work closely with the ad sales, distribution and editorial teams. He starts October 30 and will divide his time between New York and Miami.

According to Univision, the President and CEO and other management team executives will be announced later this year.

Miguel was most recently the Managing Editor of the Huffington Post’s Black Voices, Latino Voices (English-language) and Voces (Spanish-language) sites.

Prior to his roles at the Huffington Post, Miguel spent more than 4 years as Director of Programming for AOL Latino. He was previously business development manager for People en Español and worked in international marketing for Warner Music Latin America.

The new network is expected to launch in the summer of 2013, with editorial coverage focusing on the most relevant issues for U.S. Hispanics.

The joint venture will have the support of Enterprise Florida, the State of Florida’s economic development agency, as well as The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s economic development partnership.

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Ferrer adds duties at HuffPost

Miguel Ferrer, currently Managing Editor of HuffPost LatinoVoices, is also becoming managing editor of HuffPost BlackVoices, a Huffington Post spokesman told Richard Prince’s Journal-isms.

Before his role at HuffPost’s LatinoVoices, Miguel spent more than 4 years as Director of Programming for AOL Latino. He was previously business development manager for People en Español and worked in international marketing for Warner Music Latin America.

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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.