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Mosquera hired at Univision Sacramento

Mosquera hired at Univision Sacramento

Daniela MosqueraDaniela Mosquera has started a new job as Multimedia Journalist at KUVS 19. Her first day at the Univision O&O in Sacramento was Thursday, October 23.

She joins the station from KVER, the Entravision-owned Univision affiliate in Palm Springs. That’s where Daniela got her start as an on-air reporter in August of 2013. She was promoted to anchor before leaving the station.

Daniela replaces Bianca Graulau, who last month left KUVS to accept her first job in English-language news at KXTV News 10 in Sacramento.

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Gartner named Fusion SVP and Chief Strategy Officer

Gartner named Fusion SVP and Chief Strategy Officer

Boris GartnerBoris Gartner is moving to a new job within the Univision family. He has been named SVP and Chief Strategy Officer for Fusion.

In his new role, he’ll be working on company-wide strategy, partnerships, and business development for the English-language cable network, focusing on growing the reach and impact of Fusion’s content offerings in the digital space.

Gartner was most recently Vice President and General Manager, La Fabrica UCI, Univision’s in-house digital studio.

He joined Univision in 2011 as Director, Strategy and Operations – News.

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Univision partners with Warner Music

Univision partners with Warner Music

Univision_Warner verticalUnivision Network and Warner Music announced they’re collaborating to give a recording deal to the winner of the TV network’s reality show “Va Por Ti.”

Univision launched “Va Por Ti” on September 7th and airs on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. It reached 5.8 million viewers on its premiere night. The winner of the competition will be announced December 7th during the show’s finale.

“Va Por Ti” is a Televisa and Univision co-production.

The winner of “Va Por Ti” will join a roster of Warner artists that includes, among others, Coldplay, David Guetta, Bruno Mars, Laura Pausini, Luis Miguel and Maná.

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Univision picks up Emmy for investigative journalism

Univision picks up Emmy for investigative journalism

Univision Emmy 2014

From L to R: Tomas Ocaña, Teresa Rodríguez, Gerardo Reyes, María Elena Salinas and Margarita Rabin celebrate Univision’s Emmy win. (Photo: Mark Bryan-Brown)

“Aquí y Ahora” one-hour special “El Chapo: El Eterno Fugitivo” netted Univision an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in Spanish.

Univision picked up the award during the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards in New York City on Tuesday night.

The special about Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera was produced by the Univision News investigative unit, which spent 8 months interviewing more than 100 people to construct a clearer profile of the elusive drug lord.

According to Univision, the special was seen by 1.6 million Adults 18-49 when it aired on Sunday November 3, 2013.

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Espinosa promoted to Managing Editor at WLTV

Espinosa promoted to Managing Editor at WLTV

Carlos_EspinosaCarlos Espinosa has taken over a new role at WLTV Noticias 23. He is now Managing Editor of the Univision O&O in Miami.

Until just two weeks ago, he was Assignment Manager.

Carlos steps into a position that had been eliminated in 2008, when then Managing Editor Emilio Marrero was promoted to News Director.  Emilio left the station in December of 2013, replaced by Daniel Morcate in May of this year.

Carlos has been WLTV’s Assignment Manager for almost 18 years. He was previously a Special Projects Producer for WFOR, the CBS O&O in Miami.

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Univision names Estrada VP Corporate Relations

Univision names Estrada VP Corporate Relations

Ron EstradaRon Estrada has joined Univision Communications Inc. as Vice President of Corporate Relations and Community Empowerment, based in Washington, D.C.

Ron was most recently a Vice President and member of the Executive Cabinet for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), where he had worked since February of 2008.

At NCLR, he oversaw the non-profit’s Integrated Marketing and Events Group. He was also an Associate Producer for the NCLR ALMA Awards.

His last day at NCLR was September 5 and he started at Univision on Monday, September 8.

Prior to NCLR, Ron was the Vice President of Marketing for the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC.)

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Pons named Executive Producer for WLTV

Pons named Executive Producer for WLTV

Roberto PonsAfter spending 10 years as News Assignment Editor for Univision Network News, Roberto Pons is moving over to local news.

Starting today, he is the new Executive Producer for WLTV-23, Univision’s O&O in Miami. The position had been vacant since Teri Arversu left Miami in August of last year to become News Director at WGBO-66, the Univision O&O in Chicago.

In his new role, Roberto will oversee news producers and general newsroom operations. He reports to News Director Daniel Morcate, who also left network for local news management in May of this year.

During his time as Assingment Editor at Univision Network News, he also field produced for the 2008 and 2008 U.S. elections,

Before joining Univision, he was News Director at WSNS Telemundo 44 in Chicago. Before that, he was a news producer for Telemundo Network and CBS Telenoticias.

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Univision announces new programming for UVideos

Univision announces new programming for UVideos

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Top: “Durmiendo con mi jefe” and “Gritos de Muerte y Libertad.” Bottom: cast of “Despierta América.”

UVideos, Univision’s bilingual digital video network, is expanding its programming to include scripted series, reality shows and digital-only extensions of some of Univision Network’s top shows.

Starting in October, Univision will launch “Despierta América – El Reality.” UVideos’ cameras will follow the “Despierta América” hosts and producers to show the behind-the-scenes process of putting together the daily, 4-hour live morning show.

UVideos will also feature the new digital program “Más Allá de la Belleza,” which follows contestants competing to win the crown and title of Miss Venezuela. The show premiered on the digital network on August 25.

Beginning on September 8th, in coordination with Hispanic Heritage Month, UVideos will present two series: “El Encanto del Águila” and “Gritos de Muerte y Libertad.” Both scripted series highlight pivotal moments and characters of the Mexican Revolution.

UVideos is also premiering the Televisa-produced comedy series “Durmiendo Con Mi Jefe” in October.

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Programming exec changes at Univision and Unimás

Programming exec changes at Univision and Unimás

Carlos Bardasano and Andres Mendoza

Carlos Bardasano (L) and Andrés Mendoza.

Univision has announced it has made two changes in its entertainment executive ranks.

The company has named Carlos Bardasano VP of Original Content and Andrés Mendoza VP of Programming & Strategy for UniMás.

Bardasano will lead alternative content and productions for the Univision’s entertainment arm, as well as oversee all original content production from main content providers such as Televisa, Venevision, Caracol, RTI and Sony.

Until this new appointment, Bardasano was VP of Programming and Original Production for UniMás, overseeing all programming, production and strategy for that network.

He has previously held the position of  VP of Programming Development of Univision Television Networks and has also worked for Telemundo as EVP of Entertainment and VP of Programming at Telemundo.

Mendoza was appointed VP of Programming & Strategy for UniMás. He will oversee all programming, production and strategy for the former Telefutura network.

Prior to this role, Mendoza was director of Programming Planning and Strategy for the Univision Networks where he assisted the president of Programming and Content in the design and implementation of innovative and competitive tactics to increase the company’s audiences. He also led teams that developed new content for existing Univision shows, as well as new and alternative programming for UniMás.

Mendoza joined Univision in 2012 working as a Senior Analyst and Business Operations manager of Noticias Univision. He was part of the team that launched Fusion, the English-language cable network joint venture with Disney/ABC News.

 

 

 

 

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Univision lays off GMs in nationwide management restructuring

Univision lays off GMs in nationwide management restructuring

Becky Muñoz Díaz and Larry Sands, both with Univision for the past 19 years, are among those no longer with the company.

Becky Muñoz Díaz is no longer Dallas GM. Larry Sands, who has beenwith Univision for the past 19 years, will stay on until the end of the month to assist in the transition.

A major restructuring of Univision’s local media leadership has left several longtime managers out of a job, with some being reassigned, according to a source.

Univision today internally announced it was consolidating several positions as part of its new strategy and revealed the names of its new Local Media team.

As of today, Univision will have one general manager and one director of sales in each market representing all of its local media assets. That means the GM in each market will have an expanded role and oversee both TV and radio, eliminating one top level manager position.

Claudia Puig, SVP and Regional GM of Univision Radio in Miami will now lead both radio and TV, replacing Mike Rodríguez, who's no longer with Unvision.

Claudia Puig, SVP and Regional GM of Univision Radio in Miami will now lead both radio and TV, replacing Mike Rodríguez, who’s no longer with Univision.

Sources have confirmed that due to the restructuring, Mike Rodríguez, VP and GM of Univision and Telefutura in Miami since March of 2012 is no longer with the company.

Larry Sands, Regional VP of Univision Chicago since June of 2013, and a company executive for the past 19 years, will assist in the transition and leave at the end of the month. **

Becky Muñoz-Díaz, VP and GM of Univision and Telefutura Dallas, who has held that role for the last 19 years, is also assisting Kevin Cuddihy in the transition, according to a company source.**

Also as part of the leadership restructuring, Alberto Mier y Terán and Jaime Jiménez have both been named EVPs of Local Media. Lee Davis will head sales for Local Media.

Just last week, Kevin Cuddihy was named President of Local Media.

Here is the list of the new local media managers:

Univision local manager list

 

New Univision Local Media managers. Top row, from L to R: Luis Patiño, Steve Stuck, Raúl Rodríguez, LeonardoRuiz. Bottom row: Roberto Yañez, Luis Fernández Rocha, Mark Masepohl, and Doug Levy.

New Univision Local Media managers. Top row, from L to R: Luis Patiño, Steve Stuck, Raúl Rodríguez, Leonardo Ruiz. Bottom row: Roberto Yañez, Luis Fernández Rocha, Mark Masepohl, and Doug Levy.

 

**Correction: An earlier version of the story stated that Becky Muñoz Díaz and Larry Sands were no longer with the company. A Univision source assures Media Moves that Muñoz Díaz is still with the company, although no specifics were given as to her current role. Sands will remain until the end of the month to assist in the transition.

 

 

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