Entravision today announced Walter F. Ulloa, the company’s founder, chairman and CEO, passed away of a heart attack on December 31, 2022. He was 74 years old.
Entravision’s Board of Directors issued the following statement:
“We are profoundly saddened by the sudden passing of Walter Ulloa and extend our heartfelt condolences to Walter’s wife, son and entire family. Since founding Entravision more than 25 years ago, Walter has been an exceptional leader who transformed the company from a traditional multi-linear Spanish-language company that currently owns and operates approximately 100 domestic television and radio stations, to a global digital media powerhouse with a footprint that today reaches across more than 40 countries. Well-known and respected throughout the media industry, Walter’s passion, energy, and devotion to our company will be greatly missed. We have lost a leader and a friend.
Thanks to Walter’s dynamic leadership, Entravision has assembled an experienced management team that will continue to drive the company’s long-term growth strategy as we serve our customers, our partners, and our shareholders.”
Ulloa established Entravision Communications in 1996. During the prior seven years, he was involved in the development, management, or ownership of the companies’ predecessor entities.
From 1976 to 1989, Ulloa worked at Univision’s KMEX-TV in Los Angeles in a variety of managerial, news and sales roles, including operations manager, production manager, news director and ocal sales manager.
Ulloa served on Entravision’s Board of Directors since 2000.
The Board also announced today that it has appointed Chris Young, CFO and Treasurer as interim CEO, effective immediately. Young joined Entravision in August 2000.
The Board of Directors is currently conducting a search for a full-time replacement for the role of CEO.