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Telemundo Announces Changes in Sales Leadership

telemundo_304x200The Telemundo Station Group announced a few changes in its sales leadership team.

Matt Boxer was named VP of Business Development, Joe Napolitano was named VP of the National Sales Offices and Jenney Valverde was named VP of Sales Marketing.

Mike Chico, SVP of Sales for the Telemundo Station Group said in a statement, “Matt, Joe and Jenney each bring valuable insights and years of experience to our sales team and I look forward to working with them.”

Boxer will head up a newly created team of five Business Development Directors. He spent 18 years at Univision working in various sales leadership positions at Univision’s local stations in Miami and New York. He has also served as VP of Marketing and Strategic Solutions for the Univision Station Group and as SVP of the Client Development Group. Boxer comes to Telemundo from Meredith Xcelerated Marketing.

Napolitano will oversee the National Sales Offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Mexico City. He has worked at Telemundo since 2004.

Valverde was most recently the senior director of Sales Marketing for the Telemundo Station Group. She started her career with NBCUniversal as a page 17 years ago.

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Frederik Oldenburg Joins Telemundo Las Vegas as Sports Anchor

Frederik-OldenburgFrederik Oldenburg has been named sports anchor for “Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas” at 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Oldenburg made his first on-air appearance on Telemundo Las Vegas this past Monday August 11, joining news anchor Beatriz Moncayo and weather anchor Leticia Castro.

“It is an honor to be a part of the Telemundo Las Vegas news team,” Oldenburg said in a statement. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to inform the Las Vegas Hispanic community about the sports teams and players they are interested in and look forward to providing engaging reports for our viewers every day.”

Prior to this position, Oldenburg had been host and reporter for “Anótala,” a sports debate-style news program for Canal Plus Entertainment in Caracas, Venezuela.

Telemundo San Antonio Adds Audrey Savage as VP of Sales

savage san antonioKVDA, Telemundo San Antonio, has named Audrey Savage VP of Sales.

Savage, who starts next Monday, will be responsible for developing and implementing all local, national and digital sales strategies for the station.

“This is a very exciting time to be a part of the Telemundo Station Group family,” Savage said in a statement.

She most recently worked as the local sales manager for Telemundo 39 Dallas-Forth Worth. Between 2003 and 2012, she was the local and national sales manager for Univision and Telefutura in Dallas.

Telemundo Bay Area Adds Sportcaster

TM_Master_ID_RGB_AWTelemundo 48 Area de la Bahia has added Gabriel Sotelo as sports anchor for its evening news and Telemundo Deportivo Edicion Gigantes, the San Francisco Giants highlight show.

“I am very excited and honored to join Telemundo 48’s team to help deliver sports news to the Bay Area’s Hispanic community,” Sotelo said in a statement.

Sotelo will join anchors Blanca Garza, César Bayona and weather anchor Gabriella Dellán on the San Francisco Bay Area Telemundo owned station’s 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. news beginning Monday, August 18.

Sotelo last worked as morning anchor for Despierta San Diego at Univision’s KBNT in San Diego. He has also worked as a reporter for En Contacto Con Los Chargers, the San Diego Chargers highlight show on KBNT.

Enrique Teuteló Named Co-Anchor at Telemundo 39

telemundoTelemundo 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth has announced the addition of Enrique Teuteló as co-anchor of “Noticiero Telemundo 39″ at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Teuteló will join co-anchor Norma Garcia, sports anchor Ramon Diaz and meteorologist Néstor Flecha.

“I am honored and thrilled to join Telemundo 39 and looking forward to working with this award-winning team to help report on issues of importance to the Hispanic community,” Teuteló said in a statement.

Prior to this position, Teuteló had been the morning anchor for Univision’s WXTV in New York. His new job is effective immediately.

Jerry Vazquez Named KTMD News Director

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Jerry Vazquez has joined KTMD, the Telemundo station in Houston, as news director, media blogger Mike McGuff reports. Vazquez had been executive producer at KTRK, the ABC affiliate in Houstin, for the past 13 years. Prior to KTRK, Vazquez worked at KMID Midland, Texas, where he was news director.

“I want to thank KTRK for the last 13 years of my career,” Vazquez told McGuff. “I will miss my friends who I worked along side, and not only worked with, but also learned from.”

According to McGuff, this is not Vazquez’s first time at a Telemundo station. Back in 1989 he helped launch Telemundo San Antonio’s “Noticiero 60″, where he served as its first assignments editor/assistant news director.

Vazquez’s new position is effective immediately.

Telemundo Arizona Adds Weekend Newscast

Telemundo_ArizonaKTAZ, the Telemundo owned station for Phoenix and Tucson, AZ, has added two hours of local weekend news to its lineup.

Starting Saturday, the station will air a live half hour of news at 4:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The shows will be anchored by Daniel Aguirre with Ivan Valenzuela anchoring sports.

“The investment in local news, resources, personnel and cutting-edge technology demonstrates our commitment to inform and serve the local Spanish-speaking community, which has been traditionally underserved with local news,” Araceli De León, president and regional general manager, Telemundo Southwest said in a statement.

Telemundo also said the station is building a new set and hiring “a dozen additional staff members to deliver local team coverage from breaking news events and live reports from multiple locations.”

Guillermo Martínez Villarreal Joins Telemundo Denver

telemundo denver_304x200Guillermo Martínez Villarreal is joining KDEN, the Telemundo station in Denver, as the anchor of the 5:30 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Martínez Villarreal most recently worked at the Telemundo affiliate in San Diego-Tijuana, where he was a producer and news coordinator. He was the first producer and anchor for the station’s 11 p.m. newscast.

“Guillermo is a seasoned journalist who has a gift for storytelling and experience in many newsrooms. We are glad to have him on the team,” Telemundo Denver news director Pedro Calderón Michel said in a statement.

Telemundo Las Vegas to Expand Newscasts

telemundo las vegasKBLR, the Telemundo station in Las Vegas, has announced a new investment in its local newscasts: the station will hire new people and bring production of the 6 and 11 p.m. broadcasts back in-house.

The two newscasts were previously produced in Phoenix, with the 6 p.m. newscast broadcast live and the 11 p.m. newscast pre-taped. Beginning this week, as production shifts back to Las Vegas, both newscasts will be live.

The station will also hire more than a dozen new people, including anchor Beatriz Moncayo and weathercaster Leticia Castro.

“By investing in live local news, we know we will do an even better job serving our viewers,” Telemundo Las Vegas station manager Ramiro Lopez said in a statement. “We are excited to introduce our new team to the Spanish-speaking community in Las Vegas and know they will continue to connect and inform our viewers with the most relevant local news, information and weather.”

Karen Mendez Named VP of Content at KXTX

kxtx logoKaren Mendez is joining KXTX, the Telemundo station in Dallas, as the vice president of content. In her new role, Mendez will oversee the local news operation and report to John Trevino, the president and general manager of the station.

“Karen is an experienced leader with a track record of improving local news and a strong commitment to the Hispanic community,” Trevino said in a statement. “She is the right person to lead our Emmy award winning team.”

Mendez moves to Dallas from Washington, D.C., where she was the news director for Unvision’s WFDC. She will officially join KXTX on June 16.

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