Telemundo Media announced that Antonio Canales has been named President and General Manager of KTMD Houston. The announcement was made by Manuel Abud, President, Telemundo Station Group, to whom Canales will report. Canales replaces Roel Medina and will start on Monday, July 16.
“Tony’s leadership skills, extensive operational and advertising experience, as well as his deep knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Hispanic audience, will be a tremendous asset to achieve KTMD’s business goals and to better serve our community in Houston,” said Abud. “We want to thank Roel for his dedication and hard work and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Canales joins KTMD-TV from Azteca America, where he held the post of Vice President and General Manager of the Houston affiliate, KYAZ-TV. Prior to Azteca America, from 2001-2010, Canales held several executive roles at Univision Communications Inc., where most recently he served as Vice President and General Manager of Univision Communications KWEX-TV and KNIC-TV in San Antonio. From 2006-2009, Canales held the post of General Sales Manager at KWEX-TV and KNIC-TV San Antonio. Prior to moving to San Antonio, Canales lived in Austin, Texas from 2004-2006 and served as the National Sales Manager at KAKW-TV and KBVO-TV.
Before he began his career in television, Canales worked at an agency acquired by Global Hue Advertising from 1999-2001, where he was an Accounts Supervisor working on strategies and solutions for industry leaders such as Chrysler and Corona Beer.