November 12, 2021

Univision Communications Inc. announced several promotions and appointments within its local media division, effective December 1st, as a direct result of Univision’s recent acquisition 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.
“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.


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