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Olivas joins Sinclair Broadcast Group

Kevin OlivasKevin Olivas has been named News Recruitment Manager at Sinclair Broadcast Group. Based in Baltimore, he starts the new job on June 8.

Kevin leaves the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) after spending 13 years at the organization, first as Educational Programs Manager, then as Parity Project Director and most recently, as Recruitment and Guidance Manager.

“News recruiting has been one of my passions for years. There is nothing more fulfilling than helping someone to achieve their dreams,” Kevin tells Media Moves. “With Sinclair, I am going to have the opportunity to work with a wide gamut of journalism, but especially with journalism schools to build a pipeline of talent. I love doing that! In a way, it’s a chance to give back. A lot of people helped me when I was coming up. When it comes to journalists of color, I have always been of a firm believer (only because it’s true) that the best candidates come from all kinds of different backgrounds…. I want to make sure that Sinclair is hiring the best journalists and those who are from diverse backgrounds are definitely among the best.”

Before joining NAHJ, Kevin was CCNMA’s Career Development Manager. He was previously a reporter for KFWB News Radio in Los Angeles and KSDO News Talk Radio in San Diego.

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.
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