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González exits Office of Cuba Broadcasting

González exits Office of Cuba Broadcasting

Malule González is no longer Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting.

She had been in the role since December 2015 – joining the U.S. government run TV Martí, Radio Martí and a year after a company restructuring forced her out as VP and Station Manager of Univision Puerto Rico.

In an email sent to staff, John F. Lansing, CEO and Director of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, writes González left her position to deal with medical issues.

While a search for her replacement gets underway, André Mendes has been named Acting OCB Director, effective September 20, 2017.

Mendes has been Director of Technology, Services, and Innovation for the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors since 2009.

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Gina Oliva

Oliva hired as Senior Director of Marketing for NBCU O&O stations

Gina OlivaGina Oliva has been named Senior Director of Marketing for NBCUniversal-owned television Stations.

She’ll be providing strategic marketing guidance and support to NBC and Telemundo station brand directors and lead strategic development and management of all division-wide initiatives and tent pole events.

She joins NBCUniversal from WABC-TV where she spent the past three years as Marketing Producer. She previously worked at Warner Brothers TV Distribution leading marketing and social media planning and promotion for Anderson Live and Bethenny.

She has also held marketing roles at FOX 5 TV in New York and CBS4 in Miami.

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Univision and Telemundo telethons to raise funds for Mexico and Puerto Rico disaster victims

Univision and Telemundo telethons to raise funds for Mexico and Puerto Rico disaster victims

Univision - Telemundo telethonsUnivision and Telemundo will be producing live coast-to-coast specials this weekend in an effort to raise disaster relief funds for the victims of the deadly Mexico earthquake and Hurricane Maria, which has devastated Puerto Rico.

Both networks are using a message of unity for their telethons.

Univision’s “Unidos por los Nuestros” airs tomorrow Saturday and Telemundo’s “Todos Unidos” follows suit on Sunday, September 24.

All money raised will go the Red Cross to specifically benefit those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the earthquake in Mexico, as well as communities impacted in Texas and Florida.

You can read more details on Forbes.

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Univision names Núñez Regional News Director, ups Godinez to AND at KDTV

Univision names Núñez Regional News Director, ups Godinez to AND at KDTV

Carolina Nunez and Luis Felipe Godinez

Univision promotes Carolina Núñez and Luis Felipe Godinez.

Effective today, Univision has promoted Carolina Núñez to VP, Regional News Director, responsible for the company’s newsrooms in the San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento, Fresno and Bakersfield.

Until now, she was News Director at KDTV 14 – a role she held since 2011.

Her promotion was announced about a month after Pablo Iacub’s exit as Univision Regional News Director. Iacub did not oversee the SF newsroom. Nuñez will have a much broader role and responsibilities.

Núñez will continue to be based at KDTV’s Univision Bay Area headquarters, currently located in San Jose. She’ll be reporting to multiple people: Raúl Rodríguez, VP and GM of Univision Bay Area, Steve Stuck, VP and GM of Univision Sacramento and Fresno, and Chris Peña, SVP of News, Local Media.

Nuñez has worked in multiple capacities within Univision since 2006, including morning show producer and news producer at KMEX Los Angeles and Online Media Publisher at KDTV, before landing the News Director job.

Given her expanded responsibilities, the company also promoted Luis Felipe Godinez today to Assistant News Director at KDTV, to help lead local news operations.

Godinez joined KDTV 14 as Executive Producer in 2012. He was previously an anchor and producer for KINC Univision Nevada. He also worked as a reporter, video journalist and anchor for Univision in Colorado and Texas.

Godinez will report to Núñez.

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Univision partners with reVolver, adds Hobbs in new VP role

Univision partners with reVolver, adds Hobbs in new VP role

Stephen Hobbs - Univision-revolverUnivision has struck a strategic audio content and advertising partnership deal with reVolver Podcasts.

As part of the agreement, reVolver co-founder Stephen Hobbs joins Univision as VP of Audio and Experiential Initiatives “to maximize content and revenue opportunities between both companies.”

In this newly created role, Hobbs will work to deliver content, promotion and revenue opportunities to the Uforia platform through reVolver’s original content strategy.

reVolver Studios, a division of reVolver Podcasts, will produce custom content for Univision, leveraging the company’s portfolio of brands and talent.

The collaboration is a part of Univision’s continued digital audio expansion, which will allow it to build on its already existing podcast offerings available on the Uforia Audio On-Demand platform.

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García named Elle magazine Editor-in-Chief

García named Elle magazine Editor-in-Chief

Nina GarciaNina García has returned to Elle after 9 years – but this time, as the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief.

She’ll report to Hearst Magazines Chief Content Officer Joanna Coles.

Her appointment was effective yesterday.

She takes over from longtime editor Robbie Myers who announced her exit from the Hearst-owned publication last week.

García was most recently Creative Director for Marie Claire, a role she’s held since 2012. She was previously that magazine’s fashion director from 2008 to 2012.

The Colombian fashion journalist previously worked at Elle from 1995 to 2008, spending the last 8 years of her time at the magazine as its fashion director.

“ELLE is close to my heart, and this is a very special homecoming,” Garcia said in a statement. “I’m excited to work with this incredibly talented team to set the pace for women who are moving as fast as the times we live in.”

García, who is a New York Times best-selling author of four books, is known for her role as a judge on Project Runway since it launched in 2004.

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Henríquez hired at NYT

Henríquez hired at NYT

Charo HenriquezThe New York Times has tapped digital media pro Charo Henríquez to join its new training unit aimed at making the paper’s entire newsroom learn how to “think digital” for more effective storytelling.

As Senior Editor of Digital Storytelling and Training, Henríquez will be part of the Digital Transition team that is “experimenting with new ways to interact with readers.”

“I see working with a team that develops ways to train and grow new digital skills and strategies in journalists as a big opportunity to have an impact, not just at the Times, but in our industry,” Henríquez tells Media Moves.

“Seeing how the Digital Transition team at the Times values that and appreciates my experience and background is a wonderful thing. I’m a huge advocate for inclusion of underrepresented people in media leadership. If this opportunity gives others visibility of someone who looks and speaks like them, that in itself is a win. Representation matters.”

Before joining the NYT, Henríquez spent a year as an independent digital media consultant doing training, coaching and mentorship programs for journalists.

She was previously the Executive Digital Editor for People en Español from 2015 to 2016. Before that, she was the Innovation Editor at GFR Media, working on editorial innovation projects for El Nuevo Día and Primera Hora websites in Puerto Rico.

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Michelle Albán leaves Telemundo

Michelle Albán leaves Telemundo

Michelle AlbanMichelle Albán, VP of Corporate Communications for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, is leaving the company after nearly 15 years.

Today is her last day.

Albán joined Telemundo in 2003 as Director of Primary Research. She moved over to the network’s corporate communications department in 2007. She was promoted from Director Corporate Communications to VP 3 years later.

Before Telemundo, she was an account executive for Nielsen.

She has not yet announced her post-Telemundo career plans.

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.