Diane Kniowski has been named President and Regional General Manager of Local Media at Univision, based in Miami.
The appointment is effective immediately. She’ll be reporting directly to Univision CEO Vincent Sadusky.
Kniowski’s initial focus will be on leading Univision’s local television and radio stations in six top markets: Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Dallas, Houston and Chicago. General managers in these markets will report directly to her.
President of Univision Radio, Jesus Lara will also report to Kniowski.
She is tasked with working with Univision Local leadership across functions including news, finance and HR as well as marketing, research, engineering, production and operations.
Kniowski was most recently SVP and regional manager of Nexstar Broadcasting, where she had oversight of operations for 32 stations in 15 markets. She was promoted to that role in January 2017, following Nexstar’s acquisition of Media General.
She previously spent 17 years as VP and GM of WOOD-TV (NBC), WOTV (ABC) and WXSP (MyNetwork) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She also acted as a Regional Manager overseeing station operations in Michigan and Indiana and launched a cable-based Sports Channel in West Michigan.