Telemundo’s reorganization announcement today included a demotion, a semi-promotion and a lay-off in its news management.
Jorge Hidalgo, Sr EVP News & Sports will no longer oversee the news department. He will go back to strictly handling Telemundo’s sports department.
Johanna Guerra, VP of News, will continue to be responsible for all news content at Telemundo network, including “Al Rojo Vivo,” where she was EP for the news magazine prior to her promotion in 2006. She will no longer report to Jorge Hidalgo, but will report directly to Don Browne.
The cancellation of “Cada Día” took a toll on Guillermo Santa Cruz. According to Telemundo spokesman Alfredo Richard, “As the executive in charge of Cada Día, Guillermo Santa Cruz was impacted by the decision and he will no longer work at Telemundo.”
“These changes are part of a strategic reorganization of the News and Sports department designed to align these key areas with changes in the industry,” Telemundo president Don Browne wrote in an email earlier today.