Telemundo Houston announced today that Gerardo “Jerry” Vazquez has been named Vice President of News, effective immediately. In this role, he will be responsible for the overall performance of the news department and any other local productions across multiple media platforms.

“We are excited to welcome Jerrry Vazquez to be a part of our expanding station,” said Tony Canales, President and General Manager of Telemundo Houston. “Jerry’s vast experience that spans across three decades, particularly in Spanish-language news, makes him a perfect fit to lead our local news team.”

“I am excited to join Telemundo Houston and look forward to helping the news team deliver local news coverage to help inform the Hispanic community of issues that are impacting their day-to-day lives,” said Jerry Vazquez.

For the past 13 years, Vazquez served as Executive Producer for ABC KTRK-13 Houston, where he helped manage the 5 PM, 6 PM and 10 PM, newscasts. Prior to this, Vazquez was the News Director for KMID-TV in Midland, Texas, where he helped the station climb to first place in audience viewership from fifth place. In 1989, Vazquez helped launch Telemundo San Antonio’s “Noticiero 60” and served as the station’s first Assignment Editor and Assistant News Editor. Vazquez also worked at NBC WOIA (formerly KMOL). Vazquez is an award-winning journalist and a recipient of two Emmy awards, a 2003 Edward R. Murrow Award for his work about “Juan Diego.” He also holds numerous Associated Press awards.

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