Manuel Abud today stepped down as President of the Telemundo Station Group, after taking over that role in 2011. After almost 14 years, he’s no longer with the company.
Shortly after sending out a note to employees announcing Abud’s departure, NBCU announced that Manuel Martínez will replace him as President, Telemundo Stations. He’ll report to Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.
In the email sent to staff, Staab said Abud “will be available for the next few months while we transition roles” and wished him “the very best in his future endeavors.”
In his new role, Martínez will have oversight of the 16 Telemundo-owned local stations located in the United States, as well as Puerto Rico.
Martínez has been President and General Manager of WTVJ/NBC6, NBC’s O&O in Miami since 2012.
Before NBC6, Martínez was President and General Manager of WSCV/Telemundo 51 in the Miami for 4 years. He also led the Telemundo Station Group Digital Unit.
Prior to his role a Telemundo 51, he was VP and General Manager of Telemundo 47 in New York market. He was previously EVP of Programming and Production for the Telemundo Network.