Station Group Gets a New President; Independent Affiliates Have a New Chairman

Dec 12, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Two executives were named today to high-level positions with station groups associated with the broadcast network Telemundo. Telemundo Media announced the appointments.

Manuel Abud takes over as president of the Telemundo Station Group. He replaces Ronald Gordon, who was named chairman of ZGS Communications, the owner and operator of the largest group of independent stations affiliated with Telemundo.

Abud, who was president and general manager of Dallas Telemundo station KXTX-TV, will oversee the 15 Telemundo-owned local stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He will report to Telemundo Media President Emilio Romano.

Romano said of Abud: “Manuel is an accomplished media executive and has been a vital part of our success for many years. His impressive track record at Telemundo, together with his strong operational skills and deep management expertise, make him the ideal candidate to continue the great work Ron has done at our stations.”

Gordon joined Telemundo in 2009 as president of the Telemundo Station Group. In his new job he will work closely with the Telemundo network to strengthen the company’s affiliate relations.

“Ron’s new role at ZGS will be instrumental for the continued growth of our affiliates as we work together towards our goal of reaching every Hispanic household with our compelling content,” Romano said. “He is a great entrepreneur and is perfectly suited to help us take our already strong partnership with ZGS to the next level.”

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