Victor Kong has been named vice president of digital media at the Cisneros Group of Companies. He will be based at the company's headquarters in Miami and will be responsible for designing and establishing digital business strategies for new ventures and opportunities, and their development and implementation. He has worked in top positions for several organizations, including Terra Networks and MTV Networks Latin America. He also was vice president and managing director of MySpace Latin America. Later, he joined Time Warner as vice president and general manager of CNN Radio.
Enrique R. Martínez has been promoted to president and managing director of Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic (DLA/USH). He will be based in Miami and will be responsible for Discovery Communications’ business in Canada. He also will be responsible the management and administration of operations across multiple platforms, including Digital Terrestrial TV and entertainment channels. He has been responsible for commercial and general operations at Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic since 2001.
Emilio Romano has been named president of Telemundo, a division of NBCUniversal. He will lead the Telemundo broadcast network and its 14 owned stations, including the entertainment division and Telemundo Studios. He also will oversee the Emmy-Award winning news and sports divisions, Telemundo International, Telemundo’s Digital Media group, and the network’s sales and marketing units. He also will have oversight of mun2, a lifestyle cable network for young bicultural Latinos. Romano’s career spans the media, Internet and aviation industries. During the late ‘90s, he was Grupo Televisa’s director of mergers & acquisitions and later vice president of International Operations with oversight of more than 500 global employees. Before that, he was a member of the board of directors for Univision Communications and directed several high profile transactions including the Sky Latin America joint venture with The News Corporation. He also was responsible for Televisa’s operations outside of Mexico, including the record label Fonovisa and the worldwide programming distribution arm Protele. Additionally, he co-managed Cablevisión, the largest cable network in Mexico. From 2004 to 2007, he served as CEO for Grupo Mexicana de Aviacion, where he was responsible for the airline’s largest financial restructuring in its 87-year history.
Helga Silva has been named vice president of news and content at WSCV-Telemundo 51 in Miami. She is an award-winning journalist and broadcast executive with more than 20 years experience. She was a news director at Miami's Univision station, and in New York at Telemundo and Univision stations. She is the recipient of six Emmy Awards and two New York Festival Awards for documentaries. Before her career in television, she was a reporter for The Miami Herald.
Maria Badillo has been named director of programming and acquisitions for Discovery U.S. Hispanic's portfolio of Spanish-language networks, which includes Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia. In her new role, she will be responsible for developing the networks’ programming strategy while working with all other divisions to create new ways of maximizing programming impact on revenues and ratings. Before this new role, she served as Branded Entertainment producer in charge of the development of entertainment concepts/programs, and the management of the Branded Entertainment Solutions team at Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic. From 2007 to 2009, she was senior vice president of programming at “Sorpresa”, in charge of production and development, on-air, new media and programming operations for the U.S. Hispanic market. She also served as the programming and acquisitions manager for Discovery Kids and P+A Latin America/Iberia from 2001 through 2007.
Howard Borsa has been named vice president of sales for Vutec Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of projection screens and audio/visual (AV) accessories in Coral Springs. He will be responsible for leading the implementation of projection screen products and accessories for residential and commercial AV markets nationwide and in Canada. He was national sales manager for Mitsubishi and has 30 years of executive experience in Pro A/V and Home Theater.
Errol Olivier has been named president and chief operating officer of MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), a Miramar-based provider of communications, connectivity and content services. He will be responsible for all daily operations of the company and will focus on the long term strategy and vision of MTN’s market expansion and relationships with customers. Before joining MTN, he was president and chief executive officer of Broadpoint, a private equity owned satellite and cellular communications company.
Elizabeth Pérez as been hired as sports journalist on CNN en Español in Miami. She will be covering the latest news in the world of sports throughout the daytime programming. She joined CNN en Español after working as TV presenter for the sports segments on Telemundo News, also based in Miami, where she was also invited as a guest reporter on the extreme sport show, Ritmo Deportivo.
Jessica Rodriguez has been named senior vice president of Univision Cable Networks, a division of Univision Communications. She will oversee the company’s expanding cable portfolio, including Galavisión and the TuTv Network. She will be based in Miami. She joined Univision in 2001 and most recently served as vice president, special assistant to the president of Univision Networks. Before that, she was vice president and station manager of Univision’s television station in Puerto Rico.
Spanish Broadcasting System Inc., (SBS) has promoted Marilyn Navarro to regional sales manager for Mega TV, SBS’s television property. In her new role, she will be responsible for regional “spot” sales for Mega TV in Miami and other markets, while coordinating and overseeing regional sales representatives. She was an account executive for Mega TV. Before joining the company, she was an account executive for WFOR CBS 4 in Miami from 1987-2005.