José Cancela has been named President and General Manager of WKAQ, the Telemundo O&O in Puerto Rico, just two days after Celia Chávez replaced him in Los Angeles’ KVEA-52, where he held the same role for less than a year.
Prior to taking over as President and General Manager of KVEA in August of 2011, José was President of Hispanic USA Inc., a Hispanic market resource firm based in Miami, for almost 7 years. During the tail end of his run at Hispanic USA, he was assigned to oversee Bahia Honda LLC, the divestiture trust that was in charge of the sale of KWHY-22.
José previously spent 5 years as President of Radio Unica. From 1992 to 1998, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Telemundo Station Group.
WKAQ is Puerto Rico’s first television station, founded in March of 1954.