Eduardo Zavala

Eduardo's Corner


It was a l-o-n-g, cold winter for those of us in the northeast and mid-Atlantic. But with spring now here, thoughts of upcoming events and initiatives have renewed our energy and enthusiasm!

Our annual Managers Meeting began the year. Warmly welcomed by our team in El Paso, we shared experiences and reviewed top priorities. This year's goal is to be the #1 station in all of our markets. I firmly believe it is doable, as each station's commitment to our communities and viewers, combined with innovation and creativity, will help us expand our reach. This year's inaugural group of ZGS Honors winners proves our optimism is well founded!

To help us be #1, we're giving you the tools and training to excel. We're making major investments in our holaciudad Content Management System, and providing training at all levels. We're equipping our newsrooms with more resources, and implementing more Cloud-based solutions to streamline resource-sharing and improve accessibility.

It's a year-long process, so let us know what works, along with any ideas for improvement. Share your successful strategies, and learn from each other in all areas.

Thank you for your continued inspiration, dedication, and as always - hard work. Un abrazo
Employee and Station Recognition

ZGS Honors: Class of 2014


ZGS Communications introduced the ZGS Honors Award.  This employee recognition program highlights individuals that reflect the true spirit of ZGS, a commitment to leadership and excellence, and dedication to making a difference in every community we serve. Meet the ZGS Honors Class of 2014 and watch them accept their awards here.


Gary Faller 

ZGS Florida


Cynthia Martinez
ZGS Corporate

Gerardo Tamashiro

WZDC Washington DC

Georgina Terrazas

KTDO El Paso 

In the Community 
Homan Machuca and ZGS
Digital's Hector Castillo

WTMO Orlando's Homan Machuca was a featured panelist at the Hispanicize 2015 conference in Miami on March 18. Homan shared his expertise on investigative journalism in the digital age.  Hispanicize is a week-long annual gathering of Hispanic trendsetters in film, music, marketing, journalism and social media. 

800 senior citizens gather to enjoy
the annual Love Conference

As a yearly tradition, KTDO El Paso celebrated Valentine's Day at the Senior Love Conference.  800 seniors enjoyed speakers, entertainment, art, food and more. Telenoticias El Paso's on-air team emceed the festivities at the event, which was organized by the El Paso Community College Senior Adult Program.  

ZGS Anniversaries 


15 Years


WZDC Washington, DC 

Daysi Gil

WTMO Orlando

Raul Diaz Jr.

5 Years


WRIW Providence

Edgar Moya

WTMO Orlando

Mario Saint-Hilaire

New Members of the 

ZGS Family


KTDO El Paso

Amy Ramirez

Carlos Sanchez Mendoza


WRDM Hartford

Steven Rincon

David Rosenthal

Jean Pierre San Martin 


WTMO Orlando

Nelson Colon Negron
Marcos Tamez 


WZDC Washington, DC

Jorge Rico Caballero

Jennifer Chavarria

Juosseef Alba Tarifa


ZGS Corporate
Ian Gordon

ZGS Digital
Lyan Babilonia Roman 


On-set during Telenoticias
newest segment
"Orlando Avanza" Launches on WTMO Orlando

In an effort to promote and support the economic development of the Hispanic business community in the region, WTMO Orlando added a new segment to Telenoticias Xtra. "Orlando Avanza" is a collaboration between the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando and the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund. "Orlando Avanza" will focus on business development, business resources, community events and success stories of local Hispanic entrepreneurs. Telenoticias Xtra airs Sundays at 5:30pm.
Fiorella Papapietro of WWDT's 
TeleDiario takes center ring

Championship Bout Comes to Southwest Florida


For the first time in its 26-year history, Boxeo Telemundo broadcast live from Arcadia, Florida on March 27. WWDT Fort Myers-Naples welcomed the boxing event to a sold-out crowd at the Turner Agri-Civic Center. Local boxing heroes, Daniel Lozano, Toribio Ramirez and Ruben Ozuna flexed their skills to a very energetic crowd.  With the success of Boxeo Telemundo in the Fort Myers DMA, championship boxing will return to Southwest Florida in its summer and fall series lineups.

Local firefighters line up
to climb 531 steps 

WRDM/WDMR Telemundo Hartford-Springfield Promotes Healthy Lungs

On February 28, WRDM/WDMR Hartford/Springfield took part in the 2015 Fight for Air Climb in New Haven, CT. WRDM/
WDMR joined firefighters and local residents and climbed 531 steps of the tallest building in the area to promote the importance of healthy lungs. The station assisted in the fundraising efforts and helped achieve the $60,000 goal for the event. 
KTDO El Paso presents Komen
El Paso a check for $7,000

KTDO El Paso is Recognized by the Komen El Paso Race for the Cure

KTDO El Paso was the city's fundraising leader for the March 1 El Paso Race for the Cure held at Southwest University Park. Local media were challenged to get more involved and KTDO stepped up to the task. With generous support from the community and fundraising efforts, the team raised $7,000. In addition to bragging rights among local media, KTDO will also receive a trophy and prizes courtesy of Susan G. Komen El Paso.
Cristina Puig of Telenoticias Tampa

WRMD Tampa Helps Crown Best Cuban Sandwich in the Bay Area


On March 21 & 22, Ybor City celebrated the 4th Annual Cuban Sandwich Festival. Hundreds of visitors enjoyed Cuban sandwiches and other cuisine, art, live music and more.  Cristina Puig of Telenoticias Tampa was of the judges tasked with selecting the "Best Cuban Sandwich of the World." Tia's Authentic Latin Food of Tampa was deemed this year's best. 

The numerous love photo submissions

Love Overtakes WTMO Orlando and holaciudad!

One of Orlando's most coveted promotions returned in February - Telemundo Orlando Te Enamora. In honor of the month of love, viewers were asked to submit a picture and short blurb about why their love story is special. Photos and stories were posted on Over 189 couples participated and the contest received over 7,500 votes. Via a combination of on-air and social media elements, Te Enamora garnered over 1,000 Facebook likes, 855 new users and over 21,000 page views. Prizes included roses, dinner, spa services and hotel accommodations. 

2014 Ziggy winner, Lorena Castaņeda with Ronald J. Gordon and Eduardo A. Zavala 

El Paso Rules 2015 ZGS Management Meeting


From February 23 through February 26, managers from across all ZGS properties gathered in El Paso for the 2015 ZGS Managers' Meeting.  The group shared success stories, ideas and also learned about upcoming priorities of the company. Special awards were also given out and both were swept by KTDO El Paso. Station Manager, Lorena Castaņeda received the Ziggy Leadership Award and the station was recognized for outstanding television production with the Eddie Award.  You can watch the award winning spot here.
The Telenoticias Washington team 
smiles for the camera

WZDC Washington, DC Feeds Local Families in the DMV


El Tiempo Latino, EMD Sales, Inc. and WZDC Washington, DC teamed up for the event Bolsas de Amor on February 28. Telenoticias Washington's Valeria Aponte, Valeria Barriga and Daniel Rivera packed and delivered bags of food to low-income Hispanic families in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Over 500 boxes of food were delivered to approximately 800 families in the DC area.

Farah Paret in the outdoor studio

The Orlando Magic & WTMO Orlando Team Up for Noche Latina

On March 6, WTMO Orlando celebrated Hispanic culture at the the Orlando Magic's annual Noche Latina. The Magic took on the Sacramento Kings and spectators were treated to a concert by duo Angel y Khriz. Telenoticias Orlando's Farah Paret also hosted the pre-game Fan Fest, getting one-on-one time with fans in the Telenoticias outdoor studio. Viewers got the chance to be a sports anchor for the day and those videos were uploaded on
Nielsen Spotlight
February Sweeps Highlights
Nielsen's February 2015 Sweeps was a successful survey for ZGS Station Group:
  • KTDO El Paso delivered double-digit growth in both primetime and news among total viewers and key adult demos.
  • WRDM Hartford was the Spanish-language leader in the market in sign-on to sign-off and primetime among several demos, including the coveted adults 18-49 demo.

  • WWDT Fort Myers-Naples was the Spanish-language leader in the market sign-on to sign-off among adults 25-54 and the primetime leader among adults 18-49 and 25-54.

  • WTMO Orlando was the Spanish-language leader in the market sign-on to sign-off among adults 25-54. Telenoticias Orlando was the #1 Spanish-language newscast at 11pm among all major adult demos.

  • WRMD Tampa delivered double-digit growth in primetime among adults 18-49 and 25-54. Telenoticias Tampa was the #1 Spanish-language newscast at 11pm among total viewers.

  • WZDC Washington, DC delivered a +40% YOY growth in primetime among key women audiences including women 18-49 and 25-54.


KTDO El Paso · WWDT Ft. Myers-Naples · WRDM Hartford · WTMO Orlando · 

WRIW Providence · WZTD Richmond · WDMR Springfield · WRMD Tampa · 

WZDC Washington DC


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