Noticias Telemundo plans to re-structure is news leadership team amid the appointment of its new leading figure, Patsy Loris. The changes are attributed to the network's attempte to digitally reach the Hispanic community. “This is a critically important time for the Hispanic community with the country still in the grips of a pandemic and heading into what will be closely watched midterm elections,” Loris said. “I’m very excited we have assembled a top-notch team of experienced news leaders who will ensure Noticias Telemundo continues to keep Latinos informed with rigorously reported news and innovative storytelling across all platforms.”
The company plans to immediately hire Gabriela Tristán as Senior Vice President, News. A seasoned executive with 29 years of experience working in news and more than 15 years leading news teams, Tristán joins Noticias Telemundo and will oversee the editorial and production units of its news programs, including the flagship newscast Noticias Telemundo and the morning news show, hoyDía. She will also be responsible for special news programming including primetime news specials, breaking news coverage and events. An Emmy Award winner, Tristán recently served as vice president and director of news production at Univision, where she oversaw the daily production and broadcast of all the network’s newscasts.
Gemma Garcia is promoted to Senior Vice President, Digital News, responsible for leading and growing Noticias Telemundo’s expanding digital news initiatives. Since joining the network in 2016, Garcia has served as the executive producer of “Noticias Telemundo” and the vice president for network and digital news, overseeing the editorial vision, day-to-day operations and production of Telemundo’s Emmy award-winning national weekday evening newscast. Under her direction, the newscast last year won an Emmy for outstanding newscast or news magazine in Spanish. Garcia has also led some of the news network’s most ambitious and innovative digital initiatives.
Vanessa Pombo is promoted to Senior Vice President, Business Operations, News. Pombo will manage the news division’s operations and resource allocation, responsible for finance, human resources, legal and sales. Pombo will also oversee studio and field operations production needs. She previously was vice president of production management and business operations and has helped develop new revenue opportunities across the news division. Additionally, Tristán, Garcia and Pombo will report to Loris, executive vice president of news who was named head of Noticias Telemundo in November. She succeeded Luis Fernandez, who retired at the end of 2021, and took over as the top executive on January 1st.
This is a critically important time for the Hispanic community with the country still in the grips of a pandemic and heading into what will be closely watched midterm elections. I’m very excited we have assembled a top-notch team of experienced news leaders who will ensure Noticias Telemundo continues to keep Latinos informed with rigorously reported news and innovative storytelling across all platforms.” Patsy Loris Head of Leadership Team, Noticias Telemundo