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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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Telemundo, Univision, Entravision, ZGS, KBEH, KRCA, KJLA, KWHY and KAZA score big in FCC auction

Telemundo, Univision, Entravision, ZGS, KBEH, KRCA, KJLA, KWHY and KAZA score big in FCC auction

FCC Auction stationsThe FCC today released the results of the broadcast incentive auction and NBC/Telemundo was the biggest winner with a $481.6 million payout for its New York, Chicago and Philadelphia stations.

Univision came in second with a little more than $411 million.

Entravision and ZGS also scored juicy compensation, but four stations in Los Angeles – KBEH 63, KRCA 62, KJLA 57 and KWHY 22 – were among the most lucrative bidders, all picking up over $100 million to give up their spectrum.

Another L.A. station – Azteca América’s KAZA – also fared well, scoring more than $91.1 million.

You can read a detailed description of the compensation amounts of all the Spanish-language stations that participated in the auction and what will happen with some of those stations in a more in-depth story about the FCC auction outcome on Forbes.

* Story updated to include KAZA’s winning bid.

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Telemundo names Sandra Thomas Mexico and Central America News Director

Telemundo names Sandra Thomas Mexico and Central America News Director

Sandra ThomasToday is Sandra Thomas’ first day in her new job at Telemundo network.

She is now officially Director, News of Mexico and Central America Region, based out of the Mexico City bureau.

She reports directly to Luis Fernández, EVP of News.

Since Thomas left her role as Vice President of News at KXTX Telemundo Dallas last month, the company had kept very quiet about her new role in the network news department.

Thomas’ move to Mexico City is a sign Telemundo is looking to boost its news coverage of Mexico and Latin America.

According to Fernández, “Sandra’s incorporation will be vital for the development and consolidation of the important bureau in Mexico.”

Her new position marks Thomas’ return to the Mexico bureau, where she worked in 1993, prior to becoming News Director of Telemundo’s KVEA 52 in Los Angeles from 1994 to 1997.

She then worked 17 years as News Director Univision and Senior Director of Local and Affiliate News, before returning to Telemundo in 2015.

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Oldenburg named VP of News at Telemundo Dallas

Oldenburg named VP of News at Telemundo Dallas

Freddy OldenburgKSTS Telemundo 48 VP of News Freddy Oldenburg is moving to Dallas.

He has been tapped to take over the VP of News position left vacant by Sandra Thomas.

His last day in his current role at the San Jose station is April 14. Oldenburg has been at KSTS since 2014.

He starts at KXTX Telemundo 39 on April 24.

Prior to working at Telemundo 48, Oldenburg was Assistant News Director for KVEA Telemundo 52 in Los Angeles.

He has also worked for Univision and Telefutura Networks as an executive producer, line producer and associate producer.

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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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