Article

Univision Announces Key Appointments Designed to Propel Local Media Division into the Next Phase of Growth

By Univision PR Team

Nov 10, 2021

MIAMI – NOVEMBER 10, 2021 – Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language content and media company in the U.S., today announced several promotions and appointments within its local media division, effective December 1st, as a direct result of Univision’s recent assumption of operational control of affiliate stations in Orlando, Tampa and Washington D.C. from Entravision. These promotions mark Univision’s continued transformation to become the largest Spanish-language media company in the world.

“Today, I am pleased to announce several promotions within our division that will position our teams to lead in their respective markets. These promotions reflect our commitment to hire top talent from within and further affirm our commitment to the community in producing, providing, and showcasing local news that matters,” said Diane Kniowski, President of Local Media, Univision.

The following executives have been promoted to roles that will help drive future growth for Univision’s local media division:

  • Gianncarlo Cifuentes has been promoted to Vice President, Regional News Director for Tampa and Orlando. Cifuentes has held various positions at the Company since joining in 2002 and most recently served as Regional News Director of Raleigh, Atlanta and Philadelphia and Anchor. An industry veteran with our 20 years of experience in the broadcast media industry, he has won over 23 Emmys throughout his career and is a five-time GABBY Awards recipient.
  • Jose Figueroa takes on the role of Vice President, Director of Sales in Orlando. He joined Univision in 2012 and most recently held the role of National Sales Manager in Miami.
  • Veronika Moroian has been elevated to President and General Manager, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. and New York Station Manager, where she will lead business strategy for all three markets. Moroian joined Univision in 2003 and most recently served as VP of Business Strategy for New York.
  • Roberto Yañez has been promoted to President and Regional Manager for the newly created Northeast Corridor, comprised of New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Cleveland. Yañez joined Univision in 2010 and has served as President and General Manager of Univision New York since 2017.

“Through this strategic change to our local media structure, I’m confident that Gianncarlo, Jose, Veronika and Roberto, along with our tremendous local teams in Orlando, Tampa and Washington, D.C., will usher in an exciting new chapter for Univision,” added Kniowski.

Visit corporate.univision.com/newco for more information on Univision, and follow @UnivisionPRTeam on Twitter and Instagram.

CONTACT: Maria Areco, (786) 930-1015, mareco@univision.net

###

Univision Anuncia Importantes Nombramientos para Impulsar la División de Medios Locales hacia la Próxima Fase de Crecimiento

MIAMI –10 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2021– Univision Communications Inc., la principal empresa de contenido y medios en español en Estados Unidos, anunció hoy varios ascensos y nombramientos efectiva el 1st de Dicembre en su división de medios locales, como resultado directo de la reciente adquisición por Univision de estaciones afiliadas en Orlando, Tampa y Washington D.C. de Entravision. Estos ascensos son parte de la transformación continua de Univision para ser la mayor compañía de medios en español del mundo.

“Hoy me complace anunciar varios ascensos en nuestra división que posicionarán a nuestros equipos para ser líderes en sus respectivos mercados. Estos ascensos reflejan nuestro compromiso con contratar al mejor talento interno y reiterar nuestro compromiso con la comunidad de producir, ofrecer y difundir importantes noticias locales”, dijo Diane Kniowski, President of Local Media, Univision.

Los siguientes ejecutivos han sido promovidos a cargos que ayudarán a impulsar el crecimiento futuro de la división de medios locales de Univision:

  • Gianncarlo Cifuentes ha sido ascendido a Vice President, Regional News Director de Tampa y Orlando. Cifuentes ha ocupado diversos cargos en la Compañía desde que se incorporó a ella en 2002 y recientemente fue Regional News Director de Raleigh, Atlanta y Filadelfia, además de presentador de noticias. Un veterano del sector con más de 20 años de experiencia en medios de difusión, durante su carrera ha ganado más de 23 Emmys y cinco premios GABBY.
  • José Figueroa asume el cargo de Vice President, Director of Sales en Orlando. Se unió a Univision en 2012 y recientemente ocupó el puesto de National Sales Manager en Miami.
  • Veronika Moroian ha sido ascendida a President y General Manager de Filadelfia y Washington, D.C., y Manager de la estación de Nueva York, donde dirigirá la estrategia comercial de los tres mercados. Moroian se sumó a Univision en 2003 y recientemente fue VP of Business Strategy de Nueva York.
  • Roberto Yáñez ha sido ascendido a President and Regional Manager  del recién creado Corredor del Noreste, compuesto por Nueva York, Filadelfia, Washington D.C. y Cleveland. Yáñez se sumó a Univision en 2010 y se desempeña como President y General Manager de Univision Nueva York desde 2017.

“Estoy segura de que durante todo este cambio estratégico a la estructura de nuestros medios locales, Gianncarlo, José, Veronika y Roberto, además de nuestros fabulosos equipos locales en Orlando, Tampa y Washington, D.C., darán paso a un capítulo nuevo y emocionante para Univision”, agregó Kniowski.

Visiten corporate.univision.com/newco para más información sobre Univision y sigan @UnivisionPRTeam en Twitter Instagram.

CONTACTO: Maria Areco, (786) 930-1015, mareco@univision.net

Related Articles

Articles

TelevisaUnivision to Participate in Inaugural “PaleyWKND” held by The Paley Center for Media

Articles

Discover Who the Final Winner of EL RETADOR Will Be This Sunday on Univision’s “Domingos en Familia” 

Please enter a valid e-mail address.
Sign me up for
Weekly Hispanic segment insights
Get the latest news from Univision
The latest from the Univision Sports team
Learn from our experts on Hispanic consumers

Thank you, you'll be receiving newsletter updates from us in your email inbox.

Loading