A New Leadership Team For Telemundo News Ops.


MIAMI — Noticias Telemundo has a new leader, and she’s appointed a senior news leadership team that will help the news organ of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises expand its coverage to the U.S. Hispanic community.

Coming aboard at Telemundo is Gabriela Tristán, as Vanessa Pombo and Gemma Garcia each earn promotions.

Tristán will serve as SVP/News, and will oversee the editorial and production units of Telemundo’s news programs, including the flagship newscast Noticias Telemundo and the morning news and entertainment program hoyDía.

Tristán jumps to Telemundo from Univision, where she most recently served as VP/Director of News Production. There, she oversaw the daily production and broadcast of all the network’s newscasts. Tristán was part of the team that launched Univision’s Al Punto with Jorge Ramos public affairs show.

Garcia is now SVP/Digital News. 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; Garcia joined Noticias Telemundo from Spain’s government-funded TVE, where she held positions as chief correspondent in New York, Italy and the Vatican and Morocco.

Lastly, Pombo is being promoted to SVP/Business Operations for News. She was formerly the Sr. Director of Production Management at Telemundo Studios, where she worked directly with production and creative executives supporting production projects for launch. Before joining Telemundo, Pombo served as vice president at Univision Studios managing entertainment and reality productions.

They report to Patsy Loris, who led Noticias Telemundo’s coverage of the 2020 U.S. presidential election and succeeded the now-retired Luis Fernandez on January 1 as EVP/News.