Eduardo Zavala

Eduardo's Corner

I hope everyone is having a good summer.  Across the country, we've seen record breaking heat and similarly at ZGS  the "heat is on" with upgrades, events, special projects and much more.  In sunny San Antonio, we launched a new local newscast in May. Kudos to the entire team on their progress and hard work thus far! We continue to improve our distribution with on-air upgrades of HD thoughout the Florida stations, DirecTV in Philadelphia and continued cable carriage increases. Event season is thundering and in full force; we've already had two La Feria de la Familias, Día del Niños and Fiesta de las Madres. The network is radiating with new programming premiering Rosa Diamante and Pablo Escobar, El Patrón del Mal. At the network's invitation, we sent two people to Mexico to produce behind-the-scenes news packages AND a half-hour special that offered our viewers a sneak preview of Rosa Diamante


All of the above mentioned successes would not be possible without our sun shining teams across the company.  Thank you for all you do! Keep up the great work and stay cool! Un gran abrazo y saludos a todos.


P.S. I encourage you to keep up with the developments in the Federal Government's broadband plan via  very important legislation will affect ZGS and all of us in the near future. The more informed we are, the better!!

Employee/Station Recognition 


Homan Machuca, Senior Reporter for Telenoticas Orlando and political contributor for, moderated Mobilizing the Latino Vote Town Hall: The Future is in Your Hands at the LULAC national convention in Orlando on June 29. The expert panel discussed the history behind the right to vote, the potential of the Latino vote and voter registration. 

Edwin Pabon, Account Executive for WRDM Hartford/WDMR Springfield, was a guest speaker at the Central Connecticut State University workshop on teaching Latino families how to prepare kids for college on May 19.  Pabon stressed the importance of pursuing higher education.  

WZTD Richmond took part in Business Connections 2012 organized by the Community Idea Station. The event was held at PBS-WCVE and the WZTD Richmond station building.  It was a unique opportunity for businesses to connect with Telemundo and other organizations represented at the event. The event was created to provide business professionals a chance to build new relationships across different industries.

ZGS Anniversaries


5 Years

WNEU Boston

Michael Gillespie


KTDO El Paso

Brenda Griffith


WZDC Washington, DC

Angelica Herrera


10 Years

KTDO El Paso

Monic Diaz


WZDC Washington, DC

Douglas Mejia

New Members of the ZGS Family


WNEU Boston  


Oscar Rendon 

KTDO El Paso

Rodrigo Barragan / Lauro Favela

Jose Gudino


KNSO Fresno 

Carlos Galaviz / Richard Hodgson

Aracely Puente / Trevor Stearns


KVDA San Antonio   

Jaime Becerril / Edward Castillo

Johnny Cordoba / Matthew Corley

Daniel Fonseca / Mayde Gomez

Andrea Gonzalez / Benny Martinez

Esmeralda Medellin

Gerardo Moreno / Liliana Perez Ciro Villareal / Roy Ybarra


WRMD Tampa 

Carlos De La Uz 


WZDC Washington, DC

Jose Garcia

Medellin on set
KVDA San Antonio Launches Telenoticias San Antonio in High Definition

KVDA San Antonio launched a revamped local newscast on Monday, May 21 from its new, high definition state-of-the-art studio. Telenoticias San Antonio is now more connected to the local community by presenting the most relevant stories of interest to Hispanic viewers and delivering the day's top news in an innovative and interactive format.  The 5pm & 10pm Monday thru Friday newscasts are anchored by Esmeralda Medellin and the team includes Jaime Becerril with sports, Lilian Perez with weather and entertainment, reporters Ciro Villarreal, Mayde GomezGerardo Moreno, and Geraldine Ortega and News Director Johnny Cordoba.
Vota Por Tu Futuro

KTDO El Paso Brings "Vota Por Tu Futuro" to Life with Special Debate


Candidates running for three major offices in El Paso County squared off in the only Spanish language political debate in the area on May 21 KTDO El Paso & Head Start Multi-Purpose Center came together to provide viewers an opportunity to learn more about potential legislators. Ricardo Vela, news anchor for Telenoticias El Paso, moderated the event.

The forum featured candidates running for two vacant County Commissioner seats (Precincts 1 and 3) as well as Congressional candidates for US Representative District 16, including 16 year incumbent Silvestre Reyes (D). The candidate forum followed a strong voter registration effort put forth by KTDO El Paso and its local partner LULAC in a campaign called Vota Por Tu Futuro (Vote for Your Future). The on-air campaign encouraged Hispanics to register to vote at two KTDO El Paso-LULAC events.  
Telemundo Hartford-Sprinfield
Finalist Johnny Berrios
WRDM Hartford/WDMR Springfield's Popular Singing Competition Returns


WRDM Hartford/WDMR Springfield and McDonald's are searching for the next singing sensation in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.  The second season of Solo Tu Voz (Only Your Voice) is generating excitement  among aspiring artists in the area. Auditions began in June and will continue thru September at area McDonald's locations. The hopefuls record mini auditions that are posted on Visitors of the site are encouraged to vote for their favorite Solo Tu Voz contestant. The finals will be held at La Feria de la Familia at the XL Center on Sunday, September 30.     

Romántica 900am
Romántica Team "live" at Mary's Center
Romántica 900am Hosts Radio-thon to Benefit Mary's Center


WILC Romántica 900am partnered with Mary's Center for a one-day radio-thon on Friday, May 11th to raise funds for the organization's health care, education and social services. Mary's Center, a local non-profit serves a largely Hispanic constituency and focuses on providing medical services to those in need. Romántica 900am broadcasted live from three Mary's Center locations. During 13 hours of programming, on-air personalities shared interviews with listeners, the center's participants and staff members.  Listeners donated via text message, over the phone and in person.
Mauricio Ochmann con Matos & Flores
holaciudad teve! Travels to Mexico City to the Set of Rosa Diamante


Special correspondents Francisco Flores of holaciudad teve! and Rene Matos of WTMO Orlando, visited the set of Telemundo's newest super production, Rosa Diamante. The team visited the soap opera studios in Mexico City and interviewed members of the cast and crew. The footage gathered contributed to a 30 minute holaciudad teve! special that aired on ZGS stations, customized packages for ZGS news properties, and exclusive coverage for Rosa Diamante is a story of love and revenge starring Mauricio Ochmann, Carla Hernandez and Lupita Ferrer set in Mexico City, marking the return of Telemundo telenovela production in Mexico. Rosa Diamante airs Monday thru Friday at 8:30pm eastern/7:30pm central.  

ZGS Communications
ZGS Marketers on the Vegas Strip
ZGS Marketing Team Participates in Telemundo Marketing Summit

The Marketing Coordinators from all ZGS media entities met in Las Vegas to attend the PromaxBDA Station Summit and Telemundo Marketing Summit. The team also had the opportunity to discuss ZGS marketing goals and priorities. The ZGSers learned more about the upcoming Telemundo brand rollout, participated in brainstorming activities and networked with other executives. VIVA LAS VEGAS! 



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