Telemundo Media announced today that Manuel Abud is the new President of the Telemundo Station Group, effective January 1.
Manuel will oversee the 15 Telemundo-owned local stations in the United States and Puerto Rico. He will report to Emilio Romano, President, Telemundo Media.
He replaces Ronald Gordon, who was named Chairman at ZGS Communications, owner and operator of the largest group of independent Telemundo-affiliated stations.
According to a Telemundo press release, Ron will work closely with Telemundo network to grow and strengthen the company’s affiliate relations strategy.
Manuel was most recently President and General Manager of Telemundo Dallas KXTX. He joined at KXTX since early 2008. He was previously General Manager at KVEA-52, but was removed and reassigned in 2007, for violating conflict of interest policies in the LA mayor-reporter scandal back in 2007. In 2010, he served as interim General Manager of KWHY-22 in Los Angeles, which was sold to the Meruelo Group earlier this year.
Ron joined Telemundo in 2009 as President of Telemundo Station Group. During his tenure, he brought back local news to several local markets, years after NBCU eliminated them replacing them with regional newscasts produced by the Telemundo Production Center in Dallas.
Prior to joining Telemundo, Ron was President and Chief Executive Officer of ZGS Communications. He is also a founder and owner of ZGS, which owns and operates 10 Spanish-language television stations affiliated with the Telemundo television network.