Ballmajó started at WSCV in October 2010 as host of the station’s morning show “Buenos Dias Miami.”
Cristina Schwarz has been named president and general manager of WNJU, Telemundo’s station in Fort Lee, N.J. that serves the New York tri-state area. The station has also named Liliana Aristizabal vice president of sales.
“Cristina and Liliana are both experienced leaders and top-notch executives, who will help launch Telemundo 47 to the next level,” Telemundo station group president Manuel Martinez said in a statement. “With our full management team now in place, I am confident the station will do an even better job of delivering Tri-State viewers with the most relevant local news and information.”
Schwarz was previously the vice president of Univision Cable Networks, where she oversaw several networks including Película, De Película Clásico and Telehit. Aristizabal comes from Miami, where she has been local sales manager at Telemundo’s WSCV for six years.
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The 59-story Comcast Innovation and Technology Center will be located at 1800 Arch St. Construction is set to begin this summer and to be completed by the end of 2017.
WCAU’s relocation to the new building will be its first move in 62 years. WWSI, the Telemundo station recently acquired by NBC Universal, will also move into the building. Both stations are currently located on City Line Avenue in Bala Cynwyd.
“There won’t be any other television station like it in the country,” Comcast executive vice president David Cohen said in a statement.
Torres told TVSpy she will continue reporting for Milwaukee CBS affiliate WDJT. Both WDJT and Telemundo Wisconsin are owned by Weigel Broadcasting and share news resources.
Telemundo has made two key leadership appointments at the newly-acquired KTLM in Rio Grande Valley: Jose Flores has been named general manager and Willie Rosales has been named vice president of sales.
“Jose and Willie are extremely important additions to Telemundo 40,” Telemundo Stations president Manny Martinez said in a statement. “With Jose’s experience, dedication and leadership and Willie’s in-depth knowledge of local media, KTLM will be well-positioned for success. I know they are both excited to start serving the Rio Grande Valley community.”
Flores has been the vice president of content and news for the Telemundo Production Center and KXTX, the Telemundo station in Dallas, since 2007. Prior to that, he was the assistant news director at KWHY in Los Angeles.
Rosales previously worked at Televisa Properties in Rio Grande Valley. More from Telemundo after the jump. Read more
The NBC Owned Television Stations has acquired KTLM, the Telemundo affiliate in Rio Grande City, Texas, from Sunbelt Multimedia Company for $8.5 million. The station becomes the 17th Spanish-language station in the Telemundo Station Group, effective today.
“Telemundo 40 is a great station in the 10th largest Spanish-speaking television market in the country,” Valari Staab, president of the NBCUniversal Owned Stations, said in a statement. “There’s a solid foundation for us to build on, and it’s an important addition to our division as we continue our efforts to deliver the best news and information to our Hispanic communities, businesses and audiences.”
The station, which serves the Harlingen-Welasco-Brownsville market, currently produces early and late local newscasts seven days a week. Read the release from NBC after the jump. Read more
Ozzie Martinez has been named Telemundo vice president of News and Standards.
Based in Miramar, FL, Martinez started yesterday. He reports to the president of Telemundo Stations Manuel Martinez.
[Anchor Ramos] Zayas and the two multimedia journalists — Christian Cazares and Iris Delgado — who will be doing most of the reporting have been getting to know the market’s Latino leaders and constituents so they can deliver the kind of newscasts people want to watch, [assistant news director Claribel] Collazo says.
“We have been walking the streets and having discussions to understand what they need and what they want,” Collazo says. She calls WWSI’s product “news that matters.” The team, Collazo says, is already preparing stories that respond to what they’re hearing from local Latinos — that they don’t have access to the information they need to navigate life in and around Philadelphia or understand the impact that, say, regulatory, health care or educational changes will have on them. Read more
Manuel Martinez has been named president of Telemundo Stations, the NBC Owned Stations announced today. Martinez has been president and general manager of WTVJ, the NBC owned station in Miami, since 2012.
In his new role, Martinez will oversee the 16 owned Telemundo stations. He will report to Valari Staab, the president of the NBC Owned Stations.
“Manny is an experienced leader with in-depth knowledge of the broadcast industry, a track record of improving television stations and a strong commitment to our Spanish speaking communities,” Staab said in a statement. “…Manny’s experience, skills and dedication will steer our Telemundo stations forward.”
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“We are thrilled to have Pedro join KDEN as News Director,” station manager Andres Chaparro said in a statement. “His vast experience in news and production will help to strengthen our position as a leading source for news and information for the Hispanic community we serve.”
Calderon Mitchel comes from KBNT, the Univision station in San Diego, where he has anchored the weekday newscasts and produced the late evening newscasts since 2011. He has also worked at KCEC, the Univision station in Colorado.
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