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The Revolving Door Ticker: Caine, Drew, Urrutia

  • Paul Caine joins Bloomberg as Global Chief Revenue Officer for Bloomberg media. Caine, who will erport to Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin B. Smith, spent 23 years at Time Inc. and was most recently CEO of WestwoodOne.

  • Maria Drew joins NBCUniversal’s Hispanic Enterprises and Content as SVP of Human Resources. Drew, who joins from HRStrategistGroup, will report to Joe Uva, Chairman, Hispanic Enterprises and Content and will be based in Miami.

  • Jorge Urrutia is joining Fusion from the Huffington Post to oversee digital monetization for the network. Urrutia, who will be based primarily in the New York office, was the Vice President of Operations at HuffPost.

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The AM Ticker: Licht, Nagler, Silberwasser

  • CBS Radio News VP Harvey Nagler will be awarded the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award from the RTDNA. The award, to be presented at the RTDNA conference September in Nashville, recognizes an individual’s contributions to the journalism profession.

  • Luis Silberwasser has been named President of Telemundo Network. Silberwasser is currently EVP of Discovery Networks International based in London. He will report to Joe Uva, Chairman, of NBCU’s Hispanic Enterprises and Content and will be based in Miami.

Hispanic TV Ticker: Fusion, Mun2, Viacom…

  • Fusion has hired ​​Mariana Santos from ​​The Guardian to lead a newly formed interactive storytelling unit and ​​Danilo Lauria to lead a production team that will be focused on creating micro-videos for platforms like Instagram and Vine.

  • Ruben Mendiola, has been named President of mun2, the NBCU cable channel. He will report to Joe Uva, Chairman, Hispanic Enterprises and Content, NBCUniversal. Mendiola joins from Comcast Cable where he was SVP and GM of Multicultural Services.

  • Viacom International Media Networks has promoted Juan Acosta to EVP and CFO of Production. VIMN owns and operates entertainment brands including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and VH1 in Latin America, Brazil and Canada.

The Ticker: Zucker, Zuckerberg, Roberts

  • At next week’s Advertising Week throughout New York City, CNN’s Anderson Cooper will interview his boss Jeff Zucker at a panel presented by, no surprise, Time Warner as well as Adweek. They will discuss how social media has impacted the news cycle.

  • At the Newseum, Mark Zuckerberg was asked whether he was interested in bringing original news to Facebook. “I can’t see at any point us getting into producing our own content. I just think there are so many other people who produce awesome content that it’s not our place.”

  • A year ago tomorrow “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant. To mark the anniversary, Roberts taped a new public service announcement for Be The Match, photo below. The promo debuts tomorrow on “GMA.”

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Randy Falco Upped to CEO of Univision

Former NBC and AOL executive Randy Falco has been upped to president and CEO of Univision. Falco, who had been EVP and COO of the nation’s #1 Spanish-language network, will also become a member of the Univision Board of Directors and will be based in New York.

“The Board unanimously agreed that Randy’s track record and expertise make him the ideal executive to lead Univision’s future growth, said Haim Saban, executive chairman of the Univision Board of Directors. Univision is owned by a consortium of investors, led by Saban.

Falco spent more than 30 years at NBC, lastly as president and COO of the TV group. In 2002, he oversaw NBC’s acquisition of Telemundo.

Falco takes over for Joe Uva who left Univision in March.

Press release after the jump…

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Joe Uva Out as Univision CEO, Randy Falco In?

Unvision announced that CEO Joe Uva will be leaving the company once his employment agreement expires on April 2.

A statement from the network says that “he has chosen not to renew his employment agreement in order to be able to seek other opportunities.”

In the interim, Univision board member and executive chairman Haim Saban will assume additional responsibilities until a new CEO is named.

A tipster tells TVNewser that the new CEO is likely to be former NBC Television Group president and AOL CEO Randy Falco, who joined Univision in January as executive VP and COO.

Univision is one of the country’s largest broadcasters, regardless of language. It is also home to a number of TV news programs seen by millions of Hispanics every week, including its Sunday public affairs show “Al Punto con Jorge Ramos” and “Noticiero Univision.”

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Univision Shakes Up News Leadership

Spanish-language broadcaster Univision is changing up the leadership in its news division, with Alina Falcón stepping aside.

Falcón has been with Univision for 26 years, and was most recently in charge of the network’s news and sports divisions. She will remain as a special advisor to the company.

Journalist Isaac Lee is joining Univision as president of news, while Alexander “Sandy” Brown has been named president of sports.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the ongoing development of Univision’s unmatched news offerings,” said Lee in a statement. ” As a longtime member of the Spanish-language media I have always had tremendous respect for the incredible strides that Univision has made in delivering informative, entertaining and empowering content to the U.S. Hispanic community and feel fortunate to have this opportunity to continue enhancing and expanding the impact of Univision’s news offerings well into the future. I look forward to working with the incredible news operations teams at Univision.”

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New York Times Tackles the Tailgate

You know what’s better than tailgating? Taking pictures of tailgating.

Well, not quite, but it’s still fun. The New York Times knows this and wants your tailgating pictures.

This isn’t just for the crowd at the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party or the regular B.C.S. contenders – or Mississippi State. (Wow! The Bulldogs have dominated the early returns.) We hope to hear from Ivy Leaguers and small schools, too. Alumni and fraternities and sororities. Let us see those special smoked ribs and gourmet meals in addition to painted faces and parking-lot touch-football games. Can’t make it to the game? Let us see how you bring the game home.

So far it’s a pretty weak selection but we have faith it will get better. Maybe you should spend a little time grilling this weekend and snap some photos. Read more