Telemundo’s O&O in New York has just selected a VP/Technology and Operations—an individual who led the design of the station’s state-of-the-art broadcast transmitter and subsequent launch from One World Trade Center in June 2017.
Assuming the role is John Gonzalez, who has been with the station since May 2014.
Before that, he served as Director of Digital Media and IT for NBC Universal.
He is a veteran industry engineer, digital editor and technology supervisor who WNJU President/GM Cristina Schwarz calls “highly respected” and “an innovator, a leader and a mentor to our field technicians.”
She continued, “He’s the best in the field and has successfully spearheaded our station’s transition to new, state-of the-art broadcast and transmission technologies with tenacity and resolve. I look forward to seeing him achieve even more milestones and pioneering moments in his career and for our station, as Telemundo 47 continues to innovate with newsroom technologies to better serve our viewers.”
In his new role, Gonzalez will implement digital upgrades to station operational infrastructure and further expansion of the station’s on-line platforms.
“I am privileged to work with so many hard-working professionals, all of whom share a strong commitment to our viewers, their families and the many communities we proudly serve across the Tri-State,” said Gonzalez. “Eighteen years ago, I walked in the door as a freelance photojournalist at WNBC. Since that time, I was fortunate to receive numerous opportunities for advancement within the NBC and Telemundo stations family that have helped me grow in my role. I am humbled, honored and thankful for the continued trust and support that I have been given through the years.”
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