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Manuel Abud Named President, CEO of Azteca America

Manuel AbudManuel Abud has been named president and CEO of Azteca America. In his new role, Abud will lead the Azteca America broadcast network in the U.S., managing its 25 stations.

Abud was previously the president of the Telemundo station group. He will join Azteca America’s new leadership team, which includes COO Martin Breidsprecher, EVP of network sales Court Stroud and EVP of station group Enrique Pérez.

“Manuel is the ideal executive to lead Azteca America,” Gustavo Guzmán, senior ranking member of the Executive Committee of TV Azteca, said in a statement. “I’m confident that the experience and track record of Manuel and his new team will be a determining factor for the expansion of our network going forward.”

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Telemundo Station Group Completes Acquisition of WWSI in Philadelphia

Telemundo Station Group has completed the acquisition of WWSI from ZGS Communications. The station will become the Telemundo O&O in Philadelphia.

“The acquisition of our affiliate WWSI further demonstrates our commitment to the local communities we serve,” Telemundo Station Group president Manuel Abud said in a statement. “We look forward to continue strengthening ties with our viewers in the Philadelphia DMA and providing them with a richer and engaging experience.”

In September, WWSI will relocate to share facilities and resources with WCAU, the NBC owned station in Philadelphia. WWSI will launch a local Spanish-language newscast in January 2014.

Tom Arnost Named New Telemundo Executive

Tom Arnost has been named to the newly created position of executive vice president & chief revenue officer for the Telemundo Station Group.

Arnost wil lead the groups revenue generating functions including the national and local sales offices as well as digital and new business initiatives, local events and out of home platforms.

“Tom has been a key player in leading the charge of raising awareness about the Hispanic market and the value of the U.S. Hispanic audience for many years,” said president of Telemundo, Manuel Abud. “As Telemundo continues to grow its audience share and work with partners new to the Spanish-language television landscape, his reputation and deep experience driving revenue growth will foster further success for our Station Group.”

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Chris McDonnell Named GM of Telemundo Chicago

Chris McDonnell will join WSNS, Telemundo’s O&O in Chicago, as president and general manager reports Broadcasting & Cable.

“Chris has an extensive background in broadcast television, including both Spanish-language and general market,”  said Manuel Abud, president of the Telemundo Station Group.  “He is no stranger to Chicago or Telemundo, having grown up in Chicago and previously managed the Telemundo Chicago sales team.”

McDonnell comes from within the NBC Universal family.  Previously he was vice president of sales and marketing for NBC owned station KXAS in Dallas.

His appointment fills the vacancy left by the departure of Celia Chavez who was named president and general manager of KVEA, Telemundo’s owned station in Los Angeles.

Antonio Canales Named President-GM of KTMD

Antonio Canales will take over as president and general manager of KTMD, the Telemundo station in Houston, on July 16.

Canales joins KTMD from KYAZ, the Azteca America affiliate in Houston, where he was vice president and general manager.

“Tony’s leadership skills, extensive operational and advertising experience, as well as his deep knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Hispanic audience, will be a tremendous asset to achieve KTMD’s business goals and to better serve our community in Houston,” Teleumundo station group president Manuel Abud said in a statement. Read more

Manuel Abud Named President of Telemundo Stations

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.