Tony Canales is leaving his role as president and general manager of Telemundo Houston and Telemundo Nuevo México to be the new president and GM of NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth. He takes over role following the retirement of GM Tom Ehlmann.
Hank Guerrero is moving from his role as VP of Sales for NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut to lead both stations as president and GM, following Diane Hannes’ retirement.
Canales and Guerrero’s new roles take effect immediately.
They will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the respective stations, and will manage all operations including the news, digital, sales, marketing/promotions, community affairs and technology/operations departments.
Both will report to Valari Staab, Chairman, NBCUniversal Local and will work closely with Telemundo Station Group president Manuel Martinez.
Canales joined NBCUniversal in 2012. He takes the helm of NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 after leading Telemundo Houston for over a decade. His role was expanded in October 2021 to include oversight of KASA, Telemundo’s new O&O in New Mexico.
Before Telemundo, Canales led several TV stations in Texas including KYAZ in Houston, as well as KWEX and KNIC in San Antonio. He previously worked as general sales manager at KWEX and KNIC, and national sales manager at KAKW and KBVO in Austin. He will be relocating from Houston to North Texas.
Guerrero has 20 years of experience in leadership roles, including his decade-long run in sales positions with NBCUniversal’s TV stations in Hartford and Boston, where he worked as VP of sales, national sales manager and local sales manager. At WBTS/WNEU, he worked as national sales director and launched the national sales department for NBCUniversal’s newly launched Boston stations.
Before joining NBCUniversal, Guerrero worked at Beasley Broadcast Group as director of interactive sales and senior account manager overseeing advertising, sponsorship and sports affiliation sales for the group’s radio stations in Miami.