Changing Places: Raul Gonzalez, Rosy Marin
People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.
The Hispanic television star Raul Gonzalez (photo) joins Telemundo to develop and host a new variety series and will contribute to multiple series and specials. The first of such specials, will be the Billboard Latin Music Awards Presented by State Farm to be broadcast live on Telemundo on April 24th at 7p/6c.
A 36 year veteran of the entertainment industry, Gonzalez has been named “Best Television Host” by People en Español twice and most recently was host of Univision's morning show "Despierta America."He began his career in children’s theater in his native Caracas. In his early twenties, he hosted a kids’ TV show, “Supercropolis,” and in 1994 he moved to Miami. In 2001, Gonzalez became one of the hosts of Univision’s “Despierta America,” where for the next 13 years he was part of the team that led the morning show to the leadership position it enjoys today in Spanish language television. He also co-hosted the show, “Sabado Gigante” on several occasions. Gonzalez has written, produced and starred in several award-winning plays such as “Visa por un Sueño” and “Gordura de mi Vida” to sold out audiences across the country.
Rosy Marin (photo)has been appointed new Head of Sales of Pulpo Media, the media network for reaching online Hispanics in the United States. Marin will further develop the brand’s growing portfolio of regional and national accounts nationwide. She counts with almost 20 years of senior level management expertise within the Hispanic television advertising industry.Her experiences include serving as the Senior Vice President of Network Ad Sales for the Western Region at NBC Universal—Telemundo Media (2011 to 2013), and over thirteen years at Univision Communications where she rose to Senior Vice President, Director of National Sales (2009 to 2011).While at NBC Universal, Marin contributed in transforming the Western Region into a high performing sales team with double-digit growth year over year. Additionally, as SVP, Director of National Sales for Univision, she spearheaded significant revenue gains for O&O and affiliate stations. She also managed the strategic planning team working closely with clients and agencies as well as political sales for the station group.
Pulpo Media is headquartered in Berkeley, CA. and has satellite offices in Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Spain.Marin´s appointment is part of the company´s plan to strengthen its resources and expand.
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