Sources tell me Ibra had a conference call with all the managers to tell them he had not reached a contract renewal agreement with Telemundo and therefore, decided to leave. His last day on the job is May 30th.
While at Telemundo, Ibra has been given several interim positions during management shuffles at a number of stations. He was the interim GM at the Puerto Rico station in 2006. He also took over at WSCV-51 in Miami and KVEA-52 in Los Angeles, when Mike Rodríguez, who managed both stations, was promoted to Sr VP of sales for Telemundo and also stepped in as interim GM at KWHY-22 when Araceli de León moved back to her old position at Telemundo in Phoenix.
Ibra joined Telemundo in 2002. Before that, he was Sr VP of Sales for Hearst-Argyle Television during the merger of Hearst Broadcasting and Argyle Television.
Telemundo spokesman Alfredo Richard confirmed Ibra’s position will not be replaced. “As the business continues to rapidly change,” he says, “the Station Group will continue to adjust and most likely evolve into a regional model.” In the meantime, Telemundo President Don Browne will take over Ibra’s duties until a reorganization takes place.