In the Dallas-Fort Worth market, ViacomCBS owns and operates two broadcast TV stations, in addition to CBSN Dallas and CBSDFW.com.
As of Monday, these properties will have a new leader, and it is someone who is rejoining the stations after four years working across town — at TV stations broadcasting en español.
Rejoining KTVT-11 in Dallas, the CBS O&O, and “TXA 21,” KTXA-TV, is Raquel Amparo.
She begins September 27 and reports directly to recently appointed CBS Stations President Adrienne Roark, who recently departed Portland, Ore., for the position with ViacomCBS.
Amparo since November 2019 has served as VP/News for Univision‘s KUVN-DT and KSTR-DT in Dallas-Fort Worth. She joined the duopoly as News Director in December 2017. At Univision, Amparo also served as the regional content lead for all of the Hispanic media company’s large-market stations in Texas, as well as in Chicago.
Prior to that, Amparo spent six years at CBS in Dallas-Fort Worth, beginning as an executive producer in October 2011. She was promoted to managing editor in March 2016. Earlier in her career, she served as a producer at WFOR-4 and WBFS-33 in Miami, ViacomCBS-owned properties. Amparo also served as a producer at WTTG-5 in Washington, D.C., from 2007-2011.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Raquel rejoining our team,” Roark said. “As someone who has lived in and established relationships across North Texas the past 10 years, she understands what it takes to succeed in this market. She also knows how to modernize and transform brands and products for the future. Having previously worked with Raquel both in Miami and Dallas-Fort Worth, I know firsthand the passion and professionalism she brings to leading teams and truly making a difference.”
Amparo added, “I am excited to come back and work with everyone at CBS 11 and TXA 21, including longtime colleagues and members of the team who have joined during the past few years. I believe journalism is a high calling and embrace having the responsibility to serve our audiences, community partners and clients across broadcast, streaming and digital platforms.”
While at Univision, Amparo was named 2020 Broadcaster of the Year by the Texas Association of Broadcast Educators.