Azteca has named José Luis Padilla Vice President and General Manager of the network’s flagship station KAZA-54 in Los Angeles and Regional Vice President of the company’s West Coast-managed stations.
He replaces Khaled Abdelwahed, who left the company earlier this year.
In his new role, Padilla will be responsible for sales, marketing, local programming and operations for KAZA. He’ll also supervise and develop regional strategies for KEMO San Francisco, KPDF Phoenix, and KHDF Las Vegas.
Prior to joining Azteca, Padilla was General Sales Manager at CNN Latino. He was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager at KWHY-22. Before that, he spent 18 years at Univision Network where he held various positions, including Vice President & General Manager of KTVW in Phoenix.
The company made the announcement official on Tuesday, June 10.