Former Telemundo and Univision news exec Sandra Thomas has started a new job as Spanish Service Chief at Voice of America.
She’ll be based in Washington, D.C.
In her new role at the U.S. government international media organization, she’ll direct a staff of Spanish-language multimedia journalists, presenters, and technicians reporting on the U.S. and Latin America.
Thomas was most recently Mexico City bureau chief for Telemundo network, leaving that position last year. She was previously news director at Telemundo Dallas from 2015 to 2017.
Before that, she spent 17 years at Univision, first as News Director at Univision’s KDTV 14 and exiting the company as Senior Director of Local and Affiliate News in 2013.
She also worked as news director for Telemundo 52 in Los Angeles from 1994 to 1997.
This marks a return for Thomas to Washington, D.C., where she started her news career at the Washington bureau of Spanish International Network (now Univision).
At VOA, she is reunited with other Univision veterans, including Eduardo Kachscovsky, who joined the agency in 2018 as Director of Studio and Production Operations, former WGBO Chicago news director Yolanda Lopez de Otero, now Director of VOA’s English-language News Center, and former Univision Television SVP of News and Operations John Lippman, who is VOA’s Deputy for Programming since 2014.