Alina Falcón Named Executive Vice President and Operating Manager, Univision Network

Alina Falcón Named Executive Vice President and Operating Manager, Univision Network

Seasoned executive to lead #1 Spanish-Language television network


LOS ANGELES, CA–(HISPANICPRWIRE)–February 22, 2005–Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE:UVN), the nation’s leading Spanish-language media company, today announced that Alina Falcón has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Operating Manager of the Univision Network, effective immediately. Ms. Falcón will be responsible for overseeing all operations, including programming, promotions, talent relations, technical operations and news for the Univision Network. She will be based in Miami and will report to Ray Rodriguez, President and Chief Operating Officer, Univision Communications Inc. Ms. Falcón was previously the Executive Vice President and Operating Manager of the TeleFutura Network.

“We are extremely proud to recognize Alina and the significant contributions she has made to the Company and the industry overall in her twenty year career in Spanish-language media,” said Rodriguez. “Alina is an extremely gifted leader with a vast understanding of our business and our audience. At TeleFutura, she has orchestrated the development of one of America’s fastest growing broadcast networks. I am confident her creativity and deep knowledge of the industry will bolster Univision to new levels of success in Spanish-language media.”

Ms. Falcón commented, “It’s been a true privilege to be part of the great team of professionals at TeleFutura. I’m very proud of the growth and accomplishments that have been achieved in such a short period of time by its wonderful staff. I look forward to returning to Univision and working with the great team of individuals with whom I’ve shared many experiences and successes over the past twenty years. I have been consistently inspired by Univision’s longstanding commitment to the dynamic Hispanic community, and I look forward to finding new and unique ways to expand our special relationship and connection with our viewers. Univision’s superior programming and outstanding team are key assets that will allow us to further the Network’s prominence in America’s media landscape.”

Most recently, Alina Falcón was Executive and Senior Vice President and Operating Manager for the TeleFutura Network. Prior to joining TeleFutura, Ms. Falcón was Senior Vice President and Director of News Division for Univision Television Network. Under Ms. Falcón’s leadership, Univision’s network newscast, “Noticiero Univision” won two national Emmy Awards in 1998 and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast in 1997. In 1998, “Primer Impacto” won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Series. Ms. Falcón began her tenure with Univision in 1984 at WLTV-Miami, where she held the positions of Producer, Executive Producer, Assistant News Director and News Director, and won a regional Emmy Award. She was promoted to Assistant News Director for the Univision Television Network in 1992 and to Vice President and News Director in 1993. Ms. Falcón graduated in 1983 from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 80% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 27 Univision Network television stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 33 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 17 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 27% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

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Alina Falcón Named Executive Vice President and Operating Manager, Univision Network