Bernadette Valles is named VP of brand and strategic marketing, while KXAS’s Edwin Mendez has been promoted to marketing director at the NBC-Telemundo duopoly.
With the appointment of three executives — Amy Entelis, Virginia Moseley and Eric Sherling — to lead CNN in the wake of the departure of boss Chris Licht, every major cable and broadcast news network is now run, at least in part, by women.
Patey will be responsible for supporting the recruitment, development and retention of news producers at CBS Stations.
The gala showcased stories of triumph, civil rights activists and women who are actively shifting culture through their narratives.
Tanya Black, longtime news executive at CBS Stations-owned WJZ Baltimore, was named vice president and news director, overseeing news at the station, the CBS News Baltimore streaming channel and CBSBaltimore.com.
“With Next Gen TV launching around the country, Ms. Gomez can bring her demonstrated ability to work with industry, manufacturers and consumers to help ensure a smooth and expeditious transition for millions of Americans,” NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt said.
The veteran station group journalist and executive is tapped to succeed Bob Smith. Executive Chairman Hilton Howell said: “She is the natural choice to lead Gray’s unique portfolio of leading television stations.”
The Imagicomm Fox affiliate promotes her from local sales manager to oversee the local, national and digital sales teams.
She starts in June and comes from KGTV San Diego, where she was news director.
The station veteran moves up from assistant news director to oversee journalism at Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Monterey-Salinas, Calif.
“Nicole is a leader who brings a passion for the people of Southeast Louisiana,” said WWL President/General Manager Tod Smith.
KMGH, the Scripps ABC affiliate in Denver, has hired Emmy Award-winning producer Megan Jurgemeyer to lead its news department as senior director of news.
The Ad Council has appointed DJ Perera Chief Media Officer. She succeeds Kathy Kayse, who will be retiring on May 12 after leading the Media team for 5 years.
Honorees reflect on the rewards that come not just from their work, but also from serving as advocates and mentors for diversity and equality in the predominately male-dominated segment of the industry.
Nexstar Media Inc. announced that it has named Mona Highline of Grand Junction, Colorado, as the winner of its “Remarkable Woman of the Year” initiative. In recognition of the honor, Ms. Highline will receive $10,000 from the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation to contribute to the public service organization or charity of her choice.
The veteran sales leader will oversee advertising inventory and revenue management strategy for ad sales.
When WPVI looked to profile women to celebrate during Women’s History Month in March, it didn’t have to look outside its newsroom. “They are the foundation of Action News,” says Thomas Davis, WPVI’s VP and news director.
The six VIP presenters include: Disney’s Marcy Lefkovitz, TVB’s Abby Auerbach, Trusted Partner Network’s Terri Davies, Kibo121’s Barbara Lange, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Del Parks and Perspective Media Group’s Janet Gardner.
NBCU promotes the Southern California native to oversee community engagement and communications strategies for its Los Angeles NBC and Telemundo stations in a new, expanded role.
Ruiz will lead Fox’s global events team while working cross-functionally across their portfolio of businesses.