LOS ANGELES, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 15, 2002–Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE: UVN), the nation’s leading Spanish-language media company, today announced that Joanne Lynch, Univision Vice President and National Sales Manager, has been named Senior Vice President and General Manager, Galavision, effective immediately.
Lynch will be responsible for overseeing all Galavision operations and sales. Lynch will be based in New York and will report to Ray Rodriguez, President and Chief Operating Officer, Univision Television Networks.
“Joanne has built an incredible track record at Univision and she is the ideal person to lead Galavision into its next phase of development as the nation’s #1 Spanish-language cable network,” said Rodriguez. “With Galavision’s highly successful new lineup — which has allowed the Network to draw more than six times its closest competitor’s viewership in primetime — the Network is positioned for even greater ratings growth going forward. We look forward to Joanne’s contributions as Galavision continues to evolve, delivering the most culturally-relevant Spanish-language programming on cable television.”
“I am thrilled to become an integral member of Galavision, the nation’s leading Spanish-language cable network,” said Lynch. “Given the vast success of Galavision’s new programming lineup, and the impressive progress of the Company on all fronts, this is clearly a wonderful time to be at the nation’s preeminent Spanish-language media company. I look forward to working with Galavision’s well-respected staff as well as Univision’s talented management team as we continue to build upon the Network’s success.”
Lynch has served as Vice President and Manager of National Sales at Univision’s Miami sales office since 2001. Prior to that, Lynch served in several capacities at Univision, including: Spot Sales Manager, a position she held from 1995, Account Executive in National Spot Sales, Southeast Region, a position she held from 1993 and New Business Account Executive, a position she held since joining the Company in 1991. Prior to joining Univision, Lynch was with Cox Communications, where she held various positions from 1974-1988, including General Manager of the FM radio station WZGO-Philadelphia. Lynch also served as General Manager of TK Communication’s KXTN FM-AM-San Antonio station, when it converted from English to Spanish-language and rapidly became the #1 radio station in its market. Lynch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Niagara University.
Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE: UVN) 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 97% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, the new 24-hour general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 72% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 22 television stations; TeleFutura Television Group which owns and operates 28 television stations; Galavision, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Music Group, which includes the Univision Music label, Fonovisa Records label, Rudy Perez Enterprises label and a 50% interest in Mexican based Disa Records label as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Internet company in the U.S. Hispanic market reaching 80% of the nation’s Spanish-speaking online audience at http://www.univision.com. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles, with network operations in Miami and television stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
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