The CSUN Latino Journalists Club and El Nuevo Sol present the panel “Hispanic TV Newscasts in Los Angeles: Challenges and Opportunities.”
The panel will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 25 in Manzanita Hall Room 361.
Panelists include Marco A. Flores, news director and regional director west coast at Univision 34 and UniMas36; Jorge Mettey, senior vice president of News at MundoFox; Ruben Keoseyan, vice president of content at KVEA Channel 52; and Andrews Angulo, vice president of news at Liberman Broadcasting’s Estrella TV.
About the panelists:
Marco A. Flores
Born and raised in Mexico City, Marco Flores moved to the United States in 1987 due to a year long teachers strike in the Mexican Education system.
Marco attended California State University of San Bernardino pursuing a B.A. degree in Communications and prior to that he attended College of the Desert in Palm Desert California where he obtained an A.A. degree in Mass Communications.
His career in the media began in radio in 1992 with a graveyard shift as a Disc Jockey. From there he moved on to become the Station Manager for KCLB Radio “La Consentida” in 1997.
That Year Marco joined the launching of the Telemundo Affiliate in Palm Springs as weather and sports anchor; a year later he added the Newscast producer title to his anchoring job.
On July first 2000 he joined KTVW as a producer; reporter and back-up anchor. During his first year as a producer his 10 PM Live coverage of the Mexican Presidential Inauguration was nominated by NATAS for best newscast.
In 2002 he became Executive Producer and participated in the Filemon Martinez Campaign, which bestow upon him and his team the Governor’s Award for Community Service by the National Association of Television and Arts Sciences.
In 2003, Marco was named KTVW Univision News Director. The operation was quickly expanded from Phoenix to state wide news with bureaus in Flagstaff, Tucson and Douglas. Several accolades have being bestowed upon the Univision News team at the local, regional and national level.
Marco enjoys traveling, theatre and sports. Marco especially enjoys soccer since he played at the semi pro level in Mexico as well as having a promising acting.
Jorge Mettey is senior vice president of news at MundoFox.
He has most recently been doing media consulting. He previously worked as a news director for Univision Television group for 12 years, first in Dallas, then Phoenix, and finally in Los Angeles at KMEX 34.
Jorge was fired from KMEX in April of 2007, for allegedly breaching ethics policies in directing news coverage. He sued Univision the following year for wrongful termination. At the time, he told Media Moves: “When I was fired, I was victim of an injustice perpetrated by a series of inept individuals … Those same inept individuals proceeded to discredit and defame me.”
Rubén was executive editor at La Opinión. He previously held the same role at the paper from 2000 to 2005.
He was publisher and editor of La Raza Newspaper in Chicago, where he spent three years.
Rubén also worked in Puerto Rico as editorial director of Primera Hora newspaper and as an anchor and news director for KSBY TV in San Luis Obispo.
Andres joined the Liberman Broadcasting station as news director in July of 2011.
In his role as vice president of news, Andres is responsible for the strategic planning and management of the company’s news division including KRCA TV in Los Angeles, and the Estrella TV Network news programs.
Before joining KRCA, he spent five years as executive producer for KMEX TV until September 2010. He was previously news director for KPMR TV, the Univision affiliate in Santa Barbara, and the senior producer for KSTS TV, the Telemundo affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area.