Employees of the affected stations were told yesterday afternoon of Telemundo’s restructuring plans. But it wasn’t until just a moment ago that Telemundo network president Don Browne sent all staff an email detailing the changes.
1. Confirmation of consolidation of “creative services, traffic and other support functions of its Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, San Jose and Denver stations under one organizational structure based in Dallas/Fort Worth.” According to Browne: “This new model will unify strategy and brand across all these critical markets, as well as maximize synergies and eliminate duplications.”
2. ZGS Communicatons will manage Telemundo’s Fresno and San Antonio stations starting in May.
3. Named Ronald Gordon President of the Telemundo Television Station Group. He will start in mid-April.
Here’s a portion of the email:
“Although these changes in the stations’ business model will impact employees in all of these stations, they will also create business and employment opportunities and further secure our long term viability. Through these times of change and economic challenges, we are committed to supporting our employees through these difficult transitions.”