Univision’s new executive team is making major company-wide leadership changes.
Leopoldo Gómez, former head of news at Televisa, has been named president of news, effective immediately, but will be taking over the role following Coronell’s departure and after relocating to the U.S. from Mexico.
Gómez has been the anchor and director of Mexico’s weekly Public Affairs TV program, “Tercer Grado,” and wrote a weekly newspaper column, in addition to leading Televisa’s newsroom since 2000. He is a graduate of George Washington University and Georgetown University with masters and doctorate degrees in Political Science and Government.
In a press release, Univision emphasized that Televisa Noticias in Mexico will not be part of the combined Televisa-Univision, and therefore, Gomez will no longer be a part of Televisa’s news operations in Mexico, saying “Univision Noticias and Televisa Noticias are and will continue to be separate operations.”
As part of the news restructuring, the company announced another promotion for María Martinez-Guzmán, who will be upped from SVP to EVP of News, overseeing editorial and production units of Univision Network’s news properties including the flagship newscast “Noticiero Univision”.
Martínez-Guzmán joined Univision Network in 2002 from Univision’s McAllen, TX station KNVO-48 and has held numerous production and editorial positions at the company, including executive producer, VP of News Gathering.
Anchor Jorge Ramos will also assume additional responsibilities as special editorial advisor to Univision CEO Wade Davis.
Univision also announced a series of leadership changes in its entertainment, sports and corporate divisions, which are detailed in a story on Forbes.