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Alberto Mier y Terán Named EVP of Univision Television Group

univision_smallAlberto Mier y Terán has been named executive vice president of Univision Television Group. In his new role, Mier y Terán will continue to serve as general manager of KMEX and KFTR in Los Angeles.

In a statement, Univision Television Group president Kevin Cuddihy said Mier y Terán has “done a tremendous job as the general manager of KMEX.”

“He has proved to be a great leader of his team as well as consistently delivering his plans. Since his arrival at UTG four years ago, he has played an integral role in the success of the entire organization,” Cuddihy said.

Mier y Terán has worked at Univision for more than 10 years.

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Teresa Quevedo Out at KMEX

Media Moves is reporting Teresa Quevedo is no longer working for Los Angeles Univision owned station KMEX.

Quevedo posted the news on her facebook page as well as tweeting it:

Quevedo has anchored at KMEX since 1997. Media Moves reports, in 2011 Quevedo was replaced at 11:00 p.m. by Felicidad Aveleyra.

She worked at KMEX once before from 1991 until 1993. She has also worked at Telemundo station KVEA and Dallas Univision station KUVN.

KMEX to Host Los Angeles Mayoral Debate

KMEX, the Univision station in Los Angeles, will host a Spanish-language mayoral debate between Democratic candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel next week.

KMEX is partnering with Mi Familia Vota Education Fund to host the debate. León Krauze and Gabriela Teissier will moderate the hourlong debate, which will air April 19 at 6pmPT.

“This mayoral debate is part of Univision’s on-going commitment to the Los Angeles Hispanic community in providing the most comprehensive coverage surrounding the topics of most relevance to them,” KMEX general manager Alberto Mier y Terán said in a statement. “We hope this debate will motivate our community to exercise their right to vote on May 21.”

Weather Anchor Ericka Pino Joins WGBO

Ericka Pino has been named chief weather anchor at WGBO, the Univision station in Chicago, according to Media Moves.

Pino was formerly a freelance weather anchor at KMEX, the Univision station in Los Angeles. She has also worked at KVEA in Los Angeles, WNJU in New York and WXTV in New York.

Raúl Peimbert Set to Join KXLN in Houston

Raúl Peimbert is joining KXLN, the Univision affiliate in Houston, Media Moves reports.

Peimbert will begin at KXLN on October 25 as co-anchor of the 10 p.m. newscast alongside Michelle Galván. He replaces Osvaldo Corral, who will continue as Galvan’s co-anchor at 5 p.m.

Peimbert most recently worked at KMEX, the Univision station in Los Angeles, where he was the senior west coast correspondent for network and affiliate news. Prior to that, he was the station’s weeknight anchor, a job he held for six years. He began his career in 1991 as an anchor of Univision’s “Noticias y Más.”

KMEX Celebrates 50 Years On Air

Univision’s KMEX is celebrating 50 years of providing Spanish language news and entertainment to the Los Angeles market.

The station, launched in 1962, is now one of the top rated TV stations in the nation, according to the Los Angeles Times,

Latinos now make up 48% of the population of Los Angeles County, according to census data. In September, KMEX attracted an average of 447,000 viewers in prime time, handily beating second-place KNBC-TV Channel 4, which drew an average of 270,000 viewers. The 11 p.m. KMEX local newscast also boasts the largest audience.

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LA Stations Pool Resources for Carmageddon II

Los Angeles is gearing up for another “Carmageddon,” a weekend closure of a 10-mile strech of the 405 Freeway. One of the major complaints during the last Carmageddon weekend was the helicopter noise from the media’s aerial coverage, so LA stations are pooling resources this time around to keep things quiet. Rick Terrell, executive director of the RTNA of Southern California, shares details on the “unprecedented” arrangement with the Los Angeles Times:

Rather than sending up a helicopter from each station for each news broadcast, Terrell said, pilots will fly in shifts. Only one helicopter from member stations — including KABC, KCBS/KCAL, KMEX, KNBC/KVEA, KTLA and KTTV –- will go up at a time. He said the pool plan calls for three flights per night on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings prior to each major newscast at 6 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. respectively. He said one helicopter will also be sent out about 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Univision Taps Sandra Thomas to Oversee News, Officially Appoints Marco Flores KMEX News Director

Univision announced today that TV news veteran Sandra Thomas (right) has been appointed senior director of local and affiliate news, a new position in which Thomas will oversee all news content for Univision affiliates.

“Sandra has left an indelible mark in the news business,” said Daniel Coronell, vice president of Univision News, describing Thomas as “a consummate news professional with a zest for not only getting the story first, but making sure the reporting is completely accurate.”

Since 1997, Thomas has served as news director of Univision’s KDTV in San Francisco in addition to working as Univision Television Group’s news operations group regional news director supervisor.

The company also announced that it named Marco Flores news director at Los Angeles’s KMEX, a station where Thomas worked earlier in her career. Flores, who previously served as news director for Univision’s KTVW in Phoenix, had been working as KMEX’s interim news director since December.

Juan Villa Named News Director at Univision O&O KTVW

Juan Villa is set to become news director of Phoenix’s KTVW.

Villa will succeed Marco Flores, who recently left KTVW to join Univision’s Los Angeles O&O KMEX.  He’ll officially join the KTVW newsroom in February.

Villa is familiar with the Phoenix market, having recently served as an executive producer at Telemundo station KTAZ.  Before joining KTAZ, Villa worked for La Voz, the city’s Spanish language newspaper, as a general assignment reporter.

Villa is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. [via Media Moves]