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NBC Universal Buys WWSI in Philadelphia

NBC Universal is acquiring WWSI, the Telemundo affiliate in Philadelphia, from ZGS Communications, according to Broadcasting & Cable.

NBC will buy the station for $19 million and form a duopoly with WCAU, the NBC-owned station in Philadelphia. NBC also owns the Telemundo Network.

“We are looking forward to building off the success of our Philadelphia Telemundo affiliate and helping expand the reach of Telemundo,” the company said in a statement, according to B&C. “This acquisition highlights our commitment to the Spanish-language community and will help bolster our ongoing efforts to serve our Hispanic communities, businesses and audiences.”

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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.