Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–February 28, 2006 – Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE: UVN), the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, announced today that Maelia Macin and Steve Stuck have both been promoted to General Manager – Macin for Austin Univision and TeleFutura and Stuck for Sacramento Univision and TeleFutura. They will report to Michael Wortsman, President of Univision Television Group.
“Maelia and Steve are superior sales professionals who have successfully surpassed every target at Univision,” said Wortsman. “Their promotion as General Managers to the capitol cities of the two most populous Hispanic states in the country is a testament to their proven success and my confidence in their abilities.”
Univision recruits, trains and retains great people. According to Wortsman, “Univision has exceptionally strong bench strength. We have a great pool of talented individuals, committed to Univision and eager to fill strategic positions around the country.”
As part of its company-wide retention and training efforts, Univision runs an Executive MBA Recruitment program to attract the top graduates from the best MBA programs in the country. Although Macin and Stuck where not part of this program, five graduates currently run Univision television stations, with many others serving in various executive positions throughout Univision. Macin and Stuck participated in the Univision Sales Training program, implemented in 1997 to establish a solid foundation in the Hispanic market.
Macin has worked with the U.S. Hispanic market for 21 years, the last 13 at Univision where she has served in varying capacities. Macin sold network integration in Miami and served as Account Executive and Local Sales Manager at KMEX in Los Angeles. Macin is happy to return to Austin where she studied and started her career. Her husband and two sons will join her.
With 20 years of media experience, Stuck started his career at Univision in 1991 as the National Sales and Promotions Coordinator at KDTV in San Francisco. Stuck then moved to Los Angeles and joined the national spot office as Account Executive. In 1997, he joined KUVS in Sacramento as the National Sales Manager. Stuck was promoted to Local Sales Manager in 2001 where he co-managed a team of nine account executives. Later in 2001, he was promoted to General Sales Manager.
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 86% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, La Calle 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 http://www.univision.com. 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 19.8% 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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