The Meruelo Group today announced that Otto Padron will take the reins of KWHY-TV Channel 22 as President and COO of Meruelo Media Holdings Inc.

Mr. Padron’s years of experience as the former VP of Programming & Promotions for Univision will be of valuable service to KWHY-TV and the Meruelo Group. Along with providing leadership for all the Meruelo Group’s efforts in the media industry, Mr. Padron will serve as the Executive in Charge of the day-to-day operations and administration at KWHY-Channel 22.

Mr. Padron is a veteran of both the Spanish Language Television industry and of the Armed Forces of the United States. Not only has he survived the rigors of the Media Industry for over 25 years, he has also survived the rigors of war serving a Tour of Duty in Iraq as a Major. He is passionate about his profession and his country. His experience in both “theaters” will help guide KWHY-TV and Meruelo Media Holdings to new heights.

As noted by Meruelo Group Chairman & CEO, Alex Meruelo “Otto’s experience, determination, drive and honesty are keys to the success that we expect to achieve in our media entities. We could not have found a better candidate to take the reins and lead us into the next phase of our development. I am extremely excited about what the future has in store for our media group”.

“I am beyond excited to be taking the helm at KWHY- Channel 22,” stated the newly minted Meruelo Media Holdings President Otto Padron. “I have worked in Spanish language network television for much of my career and the mixture of KWHY-Channel 22 local brand strength and the group’s upcoming ventures will take the Spanish Language Media business by storm.”

Mr. Padron and his family will be relocating from Miami to make their permanent residence in the Los Angeles area.

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