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Miami Herald: Storms — and Earthquake — Tested Some CEOs’ and Employees’ Resolve

Jan 7, 2018

This week’s question to South Florida CEOs who are on the Miami Herald CEO Roundtable: Will the ongoing post-storm challenges in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean affect your company and how?


Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the earthquakes in Mexico impacted many of us at Univision. Not only do we have operations in the impacted cities and island of Puerto Rico, but many of our colleagues have family and friends in those places. During Irma, we had to literally move more than 50 employees and their families to Mexico City to ensure continuity and deliver our programming to viewers nationwide. Then four days after coming back from Mexico City, the Sept. 19 earthquake hit. While we were devastated by the news, we joined “Unidos Por Los Nuestros,” Univision Communication Inc.’s corporate relief telethon and multi-platform campaign to help raise funds for the American Red Cross. But we wanted to go further, and a few days later we did what was unthinkable until that day: the sports media industry came together and we joined forces with Azteca, BeIN Sports, ESPN and Fox Sports for the first-ever simulcast uniting the five media companies in one relief effort. I can say that is the proudest moment in my career.

Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president, Univision Deportes


Source: Miami Herald

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