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Univision promotes O’Connor to Chief Revenue Officer

Univision promotes O’Connor to Chief Revenue Officer

Tonia O'ConnorUnivision has promoted Tonia O’Connor to the newly-created role of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), effective immediately. She’ll continue to report to Randy Falco, President and CEO and remain based in New York.

In her new role as CRO, O’Connor will consolidate oversight of all of the company’s revenue streams under one content monetization strategy. She’ll also develop opportunities that bring scale to new formats, seeking to advance consumer engagement and create a more effective overall experience for marketers and distributors.

Among her first actions as CRO, she’ll appoint a successor to Keith Turner, Univision’s President of Advertising Sales & Marketing, who announced his plans to retire at the end of 2017, and to lead the transition for the advertising sales & marketing team.

Since joining the company as EVP of Distribution Sales and Marketing in January 2008, O’Connor has been promoted several times to roles of increasing seniority. She led the creation of the Univision Creator Network and led the launch of Univision’s direct to consumer subscription video service, Univision NOW.

Prior to joining UCI, O’Connor spent more than a decade with Gemstar-TV Guide, where she served in a number of roles, including as EVP of Distribution.

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Jackie Guerrido gets radio show on WRTO 98.3 FM

Jackie Guerrido gets radio show on WRTO 98.3 FM

Jackie Guerrido“Primer Impacto” weather anchor Jackie Guerrido is getting her own radio show.

Starting next Monday, July 17, she’ll be hosting “El Jangueo,” a new afternoon drive radio show on Univision Radio’s WRTO Mix 98.3 FM in Miami.

The show will air Monday to Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm and will include co-hosts Tony Banana and sidekick “El Primo.”

“El Jangueo” is billed as a “fun-filled” banter and music interactive show that will seek to engage audiences via social media with giveaways.

This will mark a return to radio and WRTO for Guerrido, who was part of New York’s “El Vacilón de la Mañana,” before moving to Miami to join HBC Radio. She eventually landed her own show on WRTO 98.3 FM.

She left radio to pursue a television career, joining Univision 23’s morning show and “Despierta América” before moving to her current role at “Primer Impacto.”

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Tartak moves from NBCU International to Univision

Tartak moves from NBCU International to Univision

Vanessa TartakVanessa Tartak has joined Univision as Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy. Based in Miami, she reports to Ron Estrada in Washington, DC.

She started her new role this week.

She arrives to Univision from NBCUniversal International Networks, where she was most recently Public Relations Manager for channels including Syfy, E!, Telemundo Internacional and Studio Universal in Latin America.

She previously managed programming publicity at Telemundo Network.

Before Telemundo, Tartak worked at several public relations agencies, including Edelman Worldwide and Weber Shandwick’s The Axis Agency.

She started her career in news production at Univision Puerto Rico.

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Univision buys former NBC affiliate WMGM for $6M

Univision buys former NBC affiliate WMGM for $6M

WMGM TV 40

WMGM was an NBC affiliate until December of 2014.

Univision is shelling out $6 million dollars to buy WMGM-TV 40, a station licensed to Wildwood, N.J., on the fringe of the Philadelphia market.

Now an independent station, it was formerly an NBC affiliate serving Southeast New Jersey until December of 2014.

That’s the year Spectrum speculator LocusPoint Networks bought the station for $6 million, hoping to sell it at a profit in the incentive auction. WMGM had no takers in the auction and LocusPoint opted to sell the station to Univision at the same price it purchased it for three years ago.

Why would Univision buy a station, when the company also participated in the spectrum auction?

“WMGM presented us with an attractive opportunity to act on and we like the options that this asset offers us in a major U.S. market,” a Univision spokesman tells Media Moves. He would not say what the company’s plans are for the station.

Univision already has WUVP 65, an owned and operated station in Philadelphia.

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Univision’s ad sales president Keith Turner to retire

Univision’s ad sales president Keith Turner to retire

Keith TurnerUnivision today announced that Keith Turner, President of Advertising Sales & Marketing, will retire at the end of the year.

The company will reveal leadership transition plans in the coming weeks.

Turner joined Univision in September of 2012, replacing David Lawenda.

Before Univision, he was SVP of Media Sales and Sponsorship at the NFL. He previously spent more than 20 years at NBC, where he held various roles of increasing seniority, including President of Sales and Marketing, SVP of Olympic and Sports Sales, VP of Olympic and Sports Sales, and VP of Sport Sales.

Prior to NBC, Turner was an account executive for CBS.

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Univision promotes and reassigns Pineda, Yáñez and Santamaría

Univision promotes and reassigns Pineda, Yáñez and Santamaría

Ramon Pineda - Roberto Yañez

Ramon Pineda (L) and Roberto Yañez.

Univision has promoted three of its executives, changing their leadership roles within the station group, effectively immediately.

Ramón Pineda, who joined WXTV-Channel 41 in New York as VP and General Manager in 2005, will move on to a new role as SVP and Regional General Manager of Univision’s southeast stations. He’ll oversee operations in Atlanta, Raleigh, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Puerto Rico. He’ll remain based in New York.

In his new role, Pineda will work closely with Eddy Elguezábal, VP, GM and Director of Sales, who leads the teams in Atlanta, Raleigh and Philadelphia, and Mike Gillespie, President and GM of Univision Puerto Rico. Elguezábal and Gillespie will report to Pineda.

Roberto Yañez replaces Pineda as head of WXTV-41, with a title bump to SVP and General Manager. He has been VP and GM at Univision Arizona since 2010. Before that, he was VP of News at KMEX-34. He’ll be relocating back to New York, where he previously worked as WXTV’s news director.

Alejandra Santamaria

Alejandra Santamaría

In his new role, he’ll lead broadcast operations of WXTV, WFUT UniMás 68 and radio stations La Que Buena, 92.7, La X 96.3 and WADO 1280AM.

With his departure from Phoenix, Alejandra Santamaría was promoted from Director of Sales to VP, General Manager and Director of Sales of Univision Arizona.

Santamaría, who joined Univision Los Angeles in 1993, has held several positions in growing importance, until her move to Phoenix in 2014.

 

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Univision announces game plan for Gold Cup

Univision announces game plan for Gold Cup

Univision -Gold CupJust as Telemundo kicked off its coverage of the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, rival Univision is preparing to tap into its soccer fan base its broadcast of the 2017 Gold Cup.

The tournament returns to Univision beginning July 7 – just five days after the Confederations Cup comes to an end.

Telemundo, which has the rights to that tournament, scored stellar numbers in the opening weekend of the event, reaching 5.3 million total viewers through the first three matches.

Through its sports division – Univision Deportes – the company plans to offer a multi-platform broadcast of all 25 matches across its networks and UDN will broadcast a full slate of content around the tournament

For the complete details, check out the story on Forbes.

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Univision Chicago and San Antonio add noon newscasts

Univision Chicago and San Antonio add noon newscasts

Enrique Rodriguez and Diana Perez

Enrique Rodríguez and Diana Perez.

Univision stations in Chicago and San Antonio are launching “Edición Digital” local midday newscasts on Monday, June 26.

Merging television, radio, digital and social media platforms, the hyper-localized, 30-minute newscasts are broadcast and streamed live.

Diana Perez and Enrique Rodríguez will lead “Edición Digital: Chicago.”

As he moves to his new role, Rodríguez will no longer anchor weekends. A weekend anchor replacement will be announced soon.

Brenda Jimenez and Prissila Sanchez will host “Edición Digital: San Antonio.”

Prissila Sanchez - Brenda Jimenez

Prissila Sanchez and Brenda Jimenez.

In both cities, the newscast, which will air Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm local time, will collaborate with personalities from Univision’s local radio and digital properties.

The local noon newscasts are modeled after the network’s “Noticiero Univision Edición Digital,” which premiered September 12, 2016.

Local versions of “Edición Digital” were launched earlier this year in California, Dallas, Miami, New York and Houston.

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