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Univision promotes Cifuentes to Regional News Director

Giancarlo CifuentesGianncarlo Cifuentes is being promoted from News Director at Univision’s WUVG 34 to Regional News Director, overseeing news departments in Atlanta, Raleigh and Philadelphia.

The promotion is effective September 1.

Kevin Booker, Operations Director for North Carolina and José Irizarry, News Director at WUVP 65 Philadelphia will report to Cifuentes, who will continue to be based in Atlanta.

Cifuentes has been with Univision for 15 years, first joining the company as a promotions producer for KUVN 23 Dallas in 2002. He moved to Atlanta two years later for a job as reporter and anchor for the station. He became WUVG 34 News Director in 2011.

Prior to Univision, he worked for CNN en Español in New York, and later transferred to its headquarters in Atlanta.

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2 Responses to “Univision promotes Cifuentes to Regional News Director”

  1. Gavin says:

    Finally!!! Cifuentes will bring hope and change to Univision in Raleigh. And fix our news department.

  2. Isaac no Lee says:

    Gavin… the univision boat is sinking and.the captain was the first.to jump from it

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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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