A 15-year veteran of Telemundo‘s New York O&O who began his tenure at the NBCUniversal-owned Hispanic network as a news department intern in 2001 has just been appointed the station’s VP/News.
Taking the role is Endy Rodriguez, who will lead all day-to-day operations within the newsroom while continuing to increase the station’s growth and engagement on all digital properties for WNJU-47 in New York.
Rodriguez will also further expand the newsroom of “Telemundo 47” through further collaboration with NBC sibling WNBC-TV, which gave up Channel 4 in the FCC spectrum auction for $214,023,017 and will use a DT signal tied to WNJU to continue broadcasts in the New York Tri-State region.
Specifically, WNJU and WNBC will work jointly on investigative and consumer news stories.
Rodriguez reports directly to WNJU President/GM Cristina Schwarz. “I could not be more excited to make this announcement,” she said. “Endy rose through the ranks with hard work, journalistic excellence and a deep commitment to the Spanish-speaking communities our station proudly serves. He also leads by example and has earned the respect of his colleagues within the newsroom – and beyond. I know that his strategic vision and steady focus will continue moving our station to new heights.”
Following his internship, Rodriguez served as WNJU’s assignment editor, field producer, executive producer and most recently, Assistant News Director.