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Univision exec Beau Ferrari named EVP of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

Univision exec Beau Ferrari named EVP of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

Beau FerrariBeau Ferrari has left Univision to join rival Telemundo. He is now Executive Vice President of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.

Ferrari will continue to be based in Miami and report to César Conde, Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, whom he previously worked with at Univision.

In this role, Ferrari will oversee finance, operations, corporate strategy and development to manage growth and profitability for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.

He will also support the company’s business units, including the broadcast and cable networks, digital, sports division, news division, international distribution groups, and corporate functions, as well as partner across NBCUniversal’s platforms to identify new opportunities in the marketplace.

Ferrari, who was promoted last year to EVP Corporate Strategy and Development, held multiple senior leadership roles at Univision during his eight years with the company, including EVP of Operations, interim co-head of Univision Sports and Chief of Staff and special assistant to the CEO.

He was also the first CEO and General Manager of FUSION.

Prior to joining Univision, Ferrari was co-founder and partner at Royal Palm Capital Partners, a private equity investment and management firm.

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Sandra Thomas leaves KXTX for Telemundo network

Sandra Thomas leaves KXTX for Telemundo network

Sandra ThomasSandra Thomas, Vice President of News at KXTX Telemundo Dallas, is leaving the station for a new role within the company.

She is joining Telemundo network news in a yet to be disclosed managerial position, reporting directly to Luis Fernández, EVP of News.

Today is her last day and she is due to start her new network role the second week of April.

Before rejoining Telemundo in 2015, Thomas spent 17 years at Univision, first as News Director at Univision’s KDTV 14 and exiting the company as Senior Director of Local and Affiliate News in 2013.

She previously worked for Telemundo as KVEA 52’s News Director from 1994 to 1997.

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Coeto named EVP of Production for Telemundo Studios

Coeto named EVP of Production for Telemundo Studios

Ricardo CoetoTelemundo has hired Ricardo Coeto for the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Production for Telemundo Studios, based in Miami.

Coeto will oversee scripted productions of Telemundo Studios and the network’s weekend prime entertainment properties. He’ll report to Luis Silberwasser, President, Telemundo Network, Studios and Universo Channel.

Coeto was most recently Director of Production and New Projects for TV Azteca, where he oversaw productions for the network, as well as the talent and technical services departments.

He first joined TV Azteca in 2000 as an Executive Producer, before moving up to Director of Creative Services.

Coeto has also worked as a producer for Televisa and as Executive Director at ad agency Teran/TBWA, as well as on independent productions in Spain, Argentina and the United States with various production houses, including Promofilm, Grupo Árbol, Nostromo, Telefe and Canal +.

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Actor Miguel Varoni named Creative Director of Telemundo Studios

Actor Miguel Varoni named Creative Director of Telemundo Studios

Miguel VaroniTelemundo has promoted actor Miguel Varoni to VP and Creative Director of Telemundo Studios and Telemundo International Studios, where he’ll work on scripted projects targeting the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American market.

He’ll report to Luis Silberwasser, President, Telemundo Network and Universo Channel and continue to be based in Miami.

Varoni, who has held multiple acting roles on Telemundo productions, has also been Telemundo Studios’ Creative Director for the past 15 years.

In addition to being part of the Telemundo Studios leadership team, he’ll also join the development team at Telemundo International Studios.

He’ll continue to be an exclusive talent, both as an actor and director on Telemundo productions.

Varoni, whose acting credits include Dueños del Paraíso, Marido en Alquiler, Corazón Valiente, has directed the first and second season of the super series Señora Acero and, most recently, directed and starred in the romantic comedy La Fan.

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Telemundo actors vote yes to join SAG-AFTRA

Telemundo actors vote yes to join SAG-AFTRA

Telemundo Actors SAG AFTRA vote

Telemundo actors and SAG-AFTRA organizers celebrate the election results.

The performers of Telemundo’s popular U.S.-produced telenovelas are celebrating after a majority of the Spanish-speaking actors voted to join the SAG-AFTRA union.

After more than a one-year intensive campaign and a secret ballot election that ran from February 7 until March 8, the mail-in votes were counted at the National Labor Relations Board Regional Office in Tampa, with a final result of 91 to 21 in favor of membership in the union.

Although approximately 500 actors work at least one day on three to four Telemundo-produced telenovelas each year, only a fraction was eligible to vote in the election.

The historic vote marks a victory for SAG-AFTRA, which has been trying to unionize Telemundo actors for years.

In a statement released following the election, Telemundo stated: “While we are disappointed with this result, we remain committed to all of our employees and will move forward with the negotiation process after the election results have been certified by the NLRB. We continue to be dedicated to making Telemundo a great place to work and to Telemundo’s long-term success.”

You can read more details of the election results and reaction by the organizing actors on Forbes.

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Foghini promoted to EVP for Telemundo

Foghini promoted to EVP for Telemundo

Claudia FoghiniClaudia Foghini has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Talent Management and Production Services for Telemundo.

She’ll be responsible for supporting the internal and external scripted and entertainment productions. She’ll report to Telemundo President Luis Silberwasser.

Foghini had been SVP of Production Strategy since 2013

She was previously SVP of Content for the Telemundo Station Group. Before that, she was SVP of Telemundo News from 2010 to 2012.

Foghini first joined Telemundo in 2000 as a Senior Writer for the network’s morning show and worked up the ranks.

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María Guerrero joins KXAS and Telemundo

María Guerrero joins KXAS and Telemundo

Maria GuerreroMaría Guerrero has started a new job at NBC-owned KXAS in Dallas as a general-assignment reporter.

According to Guerrero, she will also be reporting for sister station Telemundo “as needed and as much as possible.”

Born in Mexico and raised in Texas, she most recently worked for KIRO-TV in Seattle since 2013.

She has also worked for WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, WISC-TV in Wisconsin, and KOB-TV in Albuquerque.

“I feel so fortunate to finally come home to Texas, work at such an outstanding news organization and move into Spanish-language news,” Guerrero told Media Moves. 

She started her new role on February 20.

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Telemundo promotes Pombo to VP of Production Management & Business News

Telemundo promotes Pombo to VP of Production Management & Business News

Vanessa PomboVanessa Pombo has been promoted from Senior Director of Business News to the newly created position of Vice President of Production Management and Business News at Telemundo Network.

She’ll report to Luis Fernández, Executive Vice President of News.

In her new role, Pombo will manage domestic and international broadcast news operations, production, and post-operations, and will spearhead initiatives to enhance the quality of Telemundo News broadcasts.

She’ll also be responsible for identifying latest trends in news gathering technology and additional streams of revenue to maximize the outcome of shows under the news department umbrella.

Pombo was brought in to the news division in August of last year, after spending six months as Senior Director of Production Management at Telemundo Studios.

Prior to joining Telemundo in 2016, she spent her career at Univision, where she first began as an Audience Coordinator and worked her way up to become Vice President of Univision Studios. She also worked as Executive in Charge of Production/Operations, directing and supervising new projects for launch.

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