Telemundo Promotes Michael Chico, Amanda Calpin and Ozzie Martinez
The Telemundo Station Group today announced the promotions of Michael Chico to Executive Vice President of Sales; Amanda Calpin to Chief Financial Officer; and Osvaldo “Ozzie” Martinez to Senior Vice President of News, Digital and Standards. Michael Chico will continue to be based in New York City while Calpin and Martinez will continue to work from the Telemundo Station Group headquarters in Miramar, Florida. Chico will continue to report to Frank Comerford, Chief Revenue Officer and President of Commercial Operations, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. Calpin and Martinez will report to Manuel Martinez, President, Telemundo Station Group.
“Mike, Amanda and Ozzie are vital members of the Telemundo Station Group and their exceptional contributions have helped our stations accomplish various history-making milestones in the past couple of years,” said Manuel Martinez, President, Telemundo Station Group. “I look forward to continuing to work with them to grow our stations and serve our Spanish-speaking communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.”
Chico, who was formerly Senior Vice President of Sales, has led all sales and commercial efforts for the Telemundo Station Group – which includes 17 Telemundo-owned stations in the United States and Puerto Rico, and the national Spanish-language multicast network, TeleXitos – through a period of incredible growth. Chico will continue to lead all sales efforts for the Telemundo-owned stations and oversee national sales efforts for the Telemundo affiliate stations. Chico returned to NBCUniversal in 2014 after first joining the company in 2002 and working for the MSG Network, Fox Sports Network, the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers. With more than 20 years of experience, Chico has held various roles in advertising sales, focused on broadcast television, national cable, film and out-of-home. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ramapo College in New Jersey.
Since she was named Vice President of Finance for the Telemundo Station Group in January 2012, Calpin has guided the Telemundo Station Group through a period of massive investment in the Telemundo-owned stations, including the acquisitions of several new local stations, the launch of local newscasts all across the country and the hiring of more than 160 journalists to support the significant expansion in local news. She has also helped oversee the financial operations for the new national Spanish-language multicast network, TeleXitos. As Chief Financial Officer, Calpin will continue to lead all financial operations for the 17 local Telemundo-owned stations in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as TeleXitos. Calpin is a seasoned executive with more than 15 years of experience overseeing financial budgets within the broadcast and media industries. She
earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Vermont.
As Senior Vice President of News, Digital and Standards, Martinez will continue to work with the local Telemundo station News Directors to enhance local news and standards, including digital news operations. Since he was named to his former role in December 2013, Martinez has helped the stations launch local newscasts, revamp all of its digital and mobile operations, develop a talent development program and ensure that all local newsrooms are operating with the highest standards of journalistic integrity. Martinez has also managed the launch of Telemundo Responde, a consumer investigative unit that is charged with standing up for consumers who have been wronged. To date, Telemundo Responde has recovered more than $3.5 million for consumers since its launch in 2014. Before this, Martinez worked for NBC 4 New York / WNBC in various roles with increasing responsibility, including Assistant News Director. Martinez is an eight-time Emmy®-award winning journalist and also holds six Murrow Awards. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and English, Broadcast Journalism from the University of Miami.