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Paola Varela Rossi Joins Telemundo Denver

paola varela rossiPaola Varela Rossi is joining Telemundo Denver as a sports anchor-reporter. Beginning March 31, she will anchor the sports segment for both of the station’s daily newscasts.

It is a return to Telemundo for Varela Rossi, who previously worked at Telemundo Network in Miami. Most recently, she was an anchor and reporter at Caracol TV network in Colombia.

“Paola is a team player and will be a great asset to our station in Denver,” Telemundo Denver news director Pedro Calderón Michel said in a statement. “We are glad to welcome her back to the Telemundo family.”

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Javier Ortiz Joins Telemundo Station Group as VP of Human Resources

telemundo logoJavier I. Ortiz has been named vice president of human resources at Telemundo Station Group, overseeing all HR functions for the 17 Telemundo-owned stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

“Javier’s experience in Spanish-language television and his first-hand knowledge of our stations make him the right person to lead our human resources team,” Telemundo Station Group president Manuel Martinez said in a statement. “Under his leadership, I know we will recruit the best talent to our stations as we grow and expand, and maintain and motivate our already strong workforce.”

Ortiz has worked at Telemundo since 2007. Most recently, he was the director of human resources for Telemundo Networks, where he worked with the news, alternative programming, sports and programming groups. Before that, he was the director of human resources for organization and staffing.

Luis Treto Joins KVEA in Los Angeles

luis tretoLuis Treto is joining KVEA, the Telemundo station in Los Angeles, MediaMoves reports. He joins KVEA after a year at CNN Latino, which was recently closed.

“My new gig comes one week after CNN Latino laid me off during the closure of the network,” Treto told MediaMoves. “Joining Telemundo will bring more growth opportunities as a news reporter. I’m very happy to be part of the team and I’ve been welcomed with so much warmth by them that I feel already at home.”

Treto will be a general assignment reporter at KVEA. He started this week.

Daisy Ballmajó Named Telemundo Miami Evening Anchor

ballmajo_wscvDaisy Ballmajó has been named co-anchor of the WSCV Telemundo Miami evening newscasts.

According to Media Moves, Ballmajó has been filling in as the weeknight anchor since Maria Montoya left the station in October.

Ballmajó started at WSCV in October 2010 as host of the station’s morning show “Buenos Dias Miami.”

Cristina Schwarz Named President, GM of Telemundo’s WNJU

wnju logoCristina Schwarz has been named president and general manager of WNJU, Telemundo’s station in Fort Lee, N.J. that serves the New York tri-state area. The station has also named Liliana Aristizabal vice president of sales.

“Cristina and Liliana are both experienced leaders and top-notch executives, who will help launch Telemundo 47 to the next level,” Telemundo station group president Manuel Martinez said in a statement. “With our full management team now in place, I am confident the station will do an even better job of delivering Tri-State viewers with the most relevant local news and information.”

Schwarz was previously the vice president of Univision Cable Networks, where she oversaw several networks including Película, De Película Clásico and Telehit. Aristizabal comes from Miami, where she has been local sales manager at Telemundo’s WSCV for six years.

More in the official release after the jump. Read more

WCAU, WWSI Will Relocate to New Comcast Skyscraper in Philly

comcast tower phillyComcast Corp. has announced the construction of a new skyscraper in Philadelphia that will be home to up to 4,000 employees, including the newsrooms and studios of NBC’s WCAU and Telemundo’s WWSI.

The 59-story Comcast Innovation and Technology Center will be located at 1800 Arch St. Construction is set to begin this summer and to be completed by the end of 2017.

WCAU’s relocation to the new building will be its first move in 62 years. WWSI, the Telemundo station recently acquired by NBC Universal, will also move into the building. Both stations are currently located on City Line Avenue in Bala Cynwyd.

“There won’t be any other television station like it in the country,” Comcast executive vice president David Cohen said in a statement.

Telemundo Wisconsin Adds Sandra Torres as Anchor

torres_croppedSandra Torres has joined Telemundo Wisconsin as co-anchor for the 10:00 p.m. news.

Torres told TVSpy she will continue reporting for Milwaukee CBS affiliate WDJT. Both WDJT and Telemundo Wisconsin are owned by Weigel Broadcasting and share news resources.

Torres has worked at WDJT since June 2012. She started her career at Telemundo Chicago and has also worked for WMAQ in Chicago as a content producer.

Jose Flores Named General Manager of KTLM

telemundo logoTelemundo has made two key leadership appointments at the newly-acquired KTLM in Rio Grande Valley: Jose Flores has been named general manager and Willie Rosales has been named vice president of sales.

“Jose and Willie are extremely important additions to Telemundo 40,” Telemundo Stations president Manny Martinez said in a statement. “With Jose’s experience, dedication and leadership and Willie’s in-depth knowledge of local media, KTLM will be well-positioned for success. I know they are both excited to start serving the Rio Grande Valley community.”

Flores has been the vice president of content and news for the Telemundo Production Center and KXTX, the Telemundo station in Dallas, since 2007. Prior to that, he was the assistant news director at KWHY in Los Angeles.

Rosales previously worked at Televisa Properties in Rio Grande Valley. More from Telemundo after the jump. Read more

NBC Universal Acquires Telemundo Station in Rio Grande City

nbc owned stations logoThe NBC Owned Television Stations has acquired KTLM, the Telemundo affiliate in Rio Grande City, Texas, from Sunbelt Multimedia Company for $8.5 million. The station becomes the 17th Spanish-language station in the Telemundo Station Group, effective today.

“Telemundo 40 is a great station in the 10th largest Spanish-speaking television market in the country,” Valari Staab, president of the NBCUniversal Owned Stations, said in a statement. “There’s a solid foundation for us to build on, and it’s an important addition to our division as we continue our efforts to deliver the best news and information to our Hispanic communities, businesses and audiences.”

The station, which serves the Harlingen-Welasco-Brownsville market, currently produces early and late local newscasts seven days a week. Read the release from NBC after the jump. Read more

Telemundo Names VP of News and Standards

martinez_croppedOzzie Martinez has been named Telemundo vice president of News and Standards.

Martinez comes to Telemundo from WNBC in New York where he was assistant news director. He has also worked at WFOR and WSVN in Miami.

Based in Miramar, FL, Martinez started yesterday. He reports to the president of Telemundo Stations Manuel Martinez.

[Media Moves]

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