Manuel Abud has been named president of the Telemundo Station Group.

Abud is a longtime Telemundo executive who most recently served as president and general manager of the company’s Dallas station, KXTX.  He is replacing Ronald Gordon, who was recently named chairman of ZGS Communications, which owns the largest group of independent stations affiliated with Telemundo.

“Manuel is an accomplished media executive and has been a vital part of our success for many years,” said Telemundo Media president Emilio Romano. “His impressive track record at Telemundo, together with his strong operational skills and deep management expertise, make him the ideal candidate to continue the great work Ron has done at our stations.”

Abud’s first day on the job will be January 1st.