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Uva named CEO of Hispanicize Media Group

Joe UvaJoe Uva has been named Chairman and CEO of Hispanicize Media Group (HMG).

Uva, the former President and CEO of Univision and Chairman of NBCU Hispanic Enterprises & Content, will help grow the digital media and events company.

HMG founder Manny Ruiz, will remain on the board of directors and will continue to be a majority shareholder.

According to Ruiz, Uva’s acquisition “means Hispanicize is ready to compete bigger and for the long haul as a major media company.”

Uva’s first order of business will be to integrate the HMG’s original assets – the Hispanicize events, DiMe Media and Hispanic Kitchen – into the fully acquired platforms of Exit 7 and LatinaMoms.com.

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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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