After spending seven months as a consultant for the company, Azteca América has officially hired Jorge Mettey as VP of News and Community Relations.
He’ll report directly to CEO Manuel Abud and will divide his time between his home base in Los Angeles and Mexico City, where the network’s main news operations are headquartered.
In his new role, Mettey will oversee the expansion of Azteca América’s news operations in the United States. He’ll also be in charge of strategy, planning and execution of short, medium and long term special community projects.
His appointment was made effective Monday, February 2.
The network currently has correspondents in Washington,D.C., Miami, Chicago and Dallas, in addition to a Los Angeles bureau staffed with two correspondents, producers and videographers.
During the first phase of expansion, to take place within the next two months, Azteca América will open bureaus with three person crews in San Antonio, Houston, Phoenix, Las Vegas and San Francisco.
Prior to joining Azteca América, Mettey was SVP of News at MundoFox, where he built the news division and launched the national newscast for the new Spanish-language network in 2012. He exited the network in May of 2014.
He previously spent 12 years as a news director for Univision Television group in Dallas, Phoenix and L.A.
Here we go, with Mr. Cork Man.
Oh, the Hispanic media industry, as always, so belittled.
Its sad to see that somebody like Mettey once again will have the chance to belittle professionals in another network. Soon there will be another group of worker’s just like in Telemundo, Univision, Fox and now Azteca that will have to experience this sorry and pathetic character…
Alberto Perez-Martinez says
First, the netowrk stopped calling itself Azteca America in May 2014 (just like it was posted in this blog on May 2014….
Also, it is sad to see Mettey get another high level job. He has been fired from previous jobs for the way he treated employees… at MundoFox he was not able to create a healthy relationship with the few affiliates they have, and even managed to build a wall between the flagship station and the network…. Unfortunately is the kind of behavior that does not show up on background checks…