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Javier Ortiz Joins Telemundo Station Group as VP of Human Resources

telemundo logoJavier I. Ortiz has been named vice president of human resources at Telemundo Station Group, overseeing all HR functions for the 17 Telemundo-owned stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

“Javier’s experience in Spanish-language television and his first-hand knowledge of our stations make him the right person to lead our human resources team,” Telemundo Station Group president Manuel Martinez said in a statement. “Under his leadership, I know we will recruit the best talent to our stations as we grow and expand, and maintain and motivate our already strong workforce.”

Ortiz has worked at Telemundo since 2007. Most recently, he was the director of human resources for Telemundo Networks, where he worked with the news, alternative programming, sports and programming groups. Before that, he was the director of human resources for organization and staffing.

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Cristina Schwarz Named President, GM of Telemundo’s WNJU

wnju logoCristina 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.

More in the official release after the jump. Read more

Larry Olevitch Named President, GM of WTVJ

Larry OlevitchNBCUniversal has named Larry Olevitch president and general manager of WTVJ in South Florida. His appointment is effective immediately.

Olevitch has worked in local television for 30 years, the last 10 of which have been at NBCUniversal. He has been the senior vice president of sales at WTVJ since 2012.

“Larry has been an integral part of the management team driving the transformation at NBC 6 over the last two years. He knows South Florida and he knows the station’s winning strategy,” Valari Staab, president of the NBC Owned Stations, said in a statement. “I am confident he is the right person to maintain NBC 6’s momentum as it emerges as the leading station in the market for local news and information.”

Olevitch succeeds Manuel Martinez, who was recently named president of the Telemundo Stations. More from NBC after the jump. Read more

Telemundo Names VP of News and Standards

martinez_croppedOzzie Martinez has been named Telemundo vice president of News and Standards.

Martinez comes to Telemundo from WNBC in New York where he was assistant news director. He has also worked at WFOR and WSVN in Miami.

Based in Miramar, FL, Martinez started yesterday. He reports to the president of Telemundo Stations Manuel Martinez.

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NBC Universal Names Manuel Martinez President of Telemundo Stations

manuel martinezManuel 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.”

More from NBC after the jump. Read more

WTVJ Partners With Florida Center for Investigative Reporting

WTVJ, the NBC-owned station in Miami, has announced a partnership with the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.

“Since we launched the Team 6 Investigators unit last year, they have been busy enterprising stories and shining a spotlight on issues that affect South Florida,” WTVJ GM Manuel Martinez said in a statement. “This new partnership with Florida Center for Investigative Reporting will complement our efforts and strengthen our ability to focus attention on more diverse investigations that are important to our viewers and the community we serve.”

“We’re thrilled about the partnership with NBC 6 South Florida as it enhances our accountability reporting mission,” FCIR president of the board Sharon Rosenhause said. “… This relationship is truly an opportunity for us to help produce more public service journalism and to expand our reach across Florida with two of the state’s important journalism organizations — NBC 6 and its Telemundo sister station.”

WTVJ Hires Keith Jones as Morning Co-Anchor

Keith Jones will be the new morning co-anchor at WTVJ in Miami, the NBC O&O announced today.

Jones joins WTVJ from WTSP in Tampa, where he has anchored the morning and noon newscasts for the past three years. He replaces Adam Kuperstein, who recently moved from mornings to evenings at WTVJ.

“Keith’s strong reporting and anchoring background will make him a valuable addition to NBC 6 News,” WTVJ president and general manager Manuel Martinez said in a statement. “We’re excited to have our morning team in place.” Read more

WTVJ Promotes Sports Reporter to Main Anchor

WTVJ announced today that Adam Kuperstein will join Jackie Nespral as anchor of the NBC station’s 5, 6, and 11 p.m. newscasts.

Kuperstein, who has been with WTVJ since 2005, has transitioned to the news desk over the last several months while serving as the station’s weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter.  For the past six years, he has also co-hosted WTVJ’s Sunday night sports show.

“This is an incredible honor for me,” Kuperstein said. “I am excited to have the opportunity to come into our viewers’ homes in this new role and look forward to informing and serving the South Florida community for many years.” Read more

WTVJ Hires Telemundo Veteran as VP of News

WTVJ has named Migdalia Figueroa vice president of news.

Figueroa comes to NBC’s Miami station from Telemundo, where she served as senior vice president of local content for the Telemundo Station Group, overseeing news and local content for all of the the company’s 14 owned stations.

“I am delighted to welcome Migdalia to the NBC 6 leadership team,” WTVJ president and general manager Manuel Martinez said, announcing the move. “She brings a passion for news, a wealth of knowledge, and a strong understanding of the South Florida market. This combination makes her the natural choice to lead the NBC 6 news team.” Read more

News Director Lane Michaelsen Out at WTVJ

After two years as vice president of news and content at WTVJ, Lane Michaelsen is leaving the Miami NBC O&O, an NBC spokesperson confirms t0 TVSpy.

Michaelsen told Rick Gevers & Associates he wanted to “see what else is out there.” His departure comes just three days after NBC named Manuel Martínez the new president and general manager of WTVJ.

Michaelsen joined WTVJ in 2009 from WUSA, where he was vice president in charge of the information center. He was previously news director at WTSP in Tampa and KTHV in Little Rock-Pine Bluff.

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