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Nuñez leaves ESPN to join Telemundo

Nuñez leaves ESPN to join Telemundo

Gabriela NunezGabriela Nuñez, who has been Manager of Communications for ESPN International and ESPN Deportes for the past 7 years, is leaving the company.

Her last day is this Friday, February 17.

She’s moving to Telemundo, where she’ll be Director of Sports Publicity – just as the network ramps up its coverage for World Cup 2018.

She starts her new role on February 27.

Headquartered in New York City during most of her time at ESPN, Nuñez recently relocated to Miami, where she’ll also be based for Telemundo.

Prior to ESPN, she was a senior account executive for Conexión PR in Los Angeles.

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Telemundo promotes Borjas to VP of Production

Telemundo promotes Borjas to VP of Production

Richard BorjasRichard Borjas moves up the ladder at Telemundo. He has been upped to the newly created position of Vice President, Production.

Borjas will continue to be based in Miami and report to Jesus Torres Viera, EVP of Entertainment.

In his new role, he’ll oversee the development and production of multiple programs for the network, including “Un Nuevo Día” and “Suelta La Sopa.”

Borjas, who joined Telemundo in 2011 as a producer on the now defunct weekly variety show Pa’lante con Cristina, was most recently Executive Producer for the network’s afternoon gossip show “Suelta La Sopa.”

During his time at Telemundo, he launched and executive produced productions such as La Voz Kids and Suelta La Sopa. He has also produced various reality formats, including Yo Me Llamo and Yo Soy El Artista.

He previously worked as a Supervising Producer for “The Balancing Act,” a morning show that aired on Lifetime, and was also a freelance producer for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Before that, he spent 11 years as a producer at Univision Network, where he worked on several programs, including “El Show de Cristina,” “Control,” and “Lente Loco.”

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Telemundo ends affiliate deal with Entravision to launch O&O in San Diego

Telemundo ends affiliate deal with Entravision to launch O&O in San Diego

Entravision - TelemundoFor over 20 years, Entravision’s XHAS in San Diego has been a Telemundo affiliate. But that relationship is coming to an end.

Telemundo has decided not to renew its affiliate deal with Entravision so it can launch own station in the country’s No. 12 Hispanic DMA.

Telemundo has already posted multiple job openings for its new O&O, which will be based inside the NBC owned-and-operated television station.

A source says Telemundo San Diego will air on a digital subchannel. A Telemundo Station Group spokesperson refused to comment about the San Diego station launch.

According to an insider, Entravision will lose the Telemundo affiliateship in June and will strike a deal with another Spanish-language network, possibly Azteca América.

Entravision has ignored multiple requests for comment on the situation. No word yet on what will happen to the current Telemundo 33 news team after Entravision’s affiliate deal with Telemundo expires.

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Telemundo hires Alcobe as SVP of Human Resources

Telemundo hires Alcobe as SVP of Human Resources

Fabrizio AlcobeTelemundo has hired another Univision executive. Fabrizio Alcobe is now the company’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

Alcobe will be based in Miami and report to former Univision President and current NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Chairman César Conde.

He replaces Enrique Caballero, who will remain with the company for the next few months “to ensure a smooth transition and help NBCU with special projects,” according to a company spokesperson.

In his new role, Alcobe will manage organizational change initiatives to attract and retain top talent as the company prepares to merge the workforces of Telemundo Network, Telemundo Studios, NBC Universo, Telemundo Digital Media, Telemundo International and NBCUniversal International into the new state-of-the-art global headquarters, scheduled to be inaugurated in January of 2018.

Alcobe was most recently SVP of Administration for Univision Networks, where he oversaw human resources and administration and launched the network’s education week initiative “¡Educate! Es el Momento” and TeletonUSA.

Prior to Univision, he held key leadership roles in New York City at Interpublic Group (IPG), Havas, and WPP, among other companies.

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NBCUniversal launches Telemundo Films

NBCUniversal launches Telemundo Films

Telemundo Films-Lowrider

Telemundo Films’ first project is the movie ‘Lowrider,’ starring Eva Longoria and Demián Bichir. (Photo: Telemundo)

Telemundo today announced today it is launching Telemundo Films to develop, produce and market feature films in English and Spanish for the growing movie-going US Hispanic market.

The new business unit will be part of the Telemundo Studios operation in Miami and led by Telemundo President Luis Silberwasser.

Telemundo Films’ first project is the movie “Lowriders,” starring Eva Longoria and Demian Bichir.

The film is produced in partnership with Imagine Entertainment, Blumhouse Productions’ BH Tilt and Universal Pictures.

You can read more about Telemundo Films and its first movie project on Forbes.

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NLRB sets election date for Telemundo actors to vote for unionization

NLRB sets election date for Telemundo actors to vote for unionization

Telemundo logoTelemundo telenovela actors based in Miami who have been organizing for over a year got the green light to vote for union representation.

The National Labor Relations Board cleared the way for the election. The SAG-AFTRA vote is scheduled from February 7 to March 8.

Telemundo performers claim they don’t get fair compensation and seek the same benefits English-speaking NBCUniversal performers receive, including health care and pension benefits.

A network spokesperson states the company welcomes the vote. “We are pleased the union now has done this, so that our talent will be able to make a decision for themselves on whether to be represented.”

For more details about the actors’ claims, Hollywood support and the campaign that led to the vote, read my story on Forbes.

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Telemundo launches first sports podcast with Gurwitz & Hermosillo

Telemundo launches first sports podcast with Gurwitz & Hermosillo

Miguel Gurwitz and Carlos Hermosillo

Miguel Gurwitz (L) and Carlos Hermosillo host Telemundo’s “Día de Gallos” podcast.

Telemundo’s sports division is jumping into podcasting. It has launched “Día de Gallos,” featuring sports analyst Miguel Gurwitz former and Mexican soccer star and commentator Carlos Hermosillo.

Developed by Telemundo Deportes in partnership with reVolver Podcasts, this marks the first-ever sports podcast offered by a U.S. Spanish-language broadcast network.

“Día de Gallos” covers the world of soccer, with an emphasis on the Liga MX, Premier League, and top international tournaments such as the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Russia and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

The podcast, which debuted Monday, January 9, will be available for download every Monday on the Telemundo Deportes website and platforms, as well as the reVolver podcast platform which covers iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Google Play.

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Mónica Gil leaves Nielsen; joins Telemundo as EVP of Corporate Affairs

Mónica Gil leaves Nielsen; joins Telemundo as EVP of Corporate Affairs

Monica GilTelemundo has named Mónica Gil to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs. She’ll be based in Miami, reporting directly to César Conde, Chairman, NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.

In this new role, Gil will oversee the company’s corporate communications, government relations, and community relations efforts. She’ll also manage high-priority company-wide initiatives across all Telemundo Enterprises business units.

Gil was most recently SVP and General Manager of Multicultural Growth and Strategy at Nielsen, a role she’s held since 2014. The highest-ranking Latina at Nielsen, she joined the company in 2005 as VP of Communications, promoted to SVP of Public Affairs and Government Relations in 2009.

Gil previously worked for Telemundo at local station KVEA 52 from 2001 to 2004 as Community Relations Manager. Before that, she spent four years as Deputy Press Secretary for Antonio Villaraigosa when he was Speaker of California State Assembly.

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