Telemundo Media, the fastest growing Spanish-language broadcast network,
announced today that Sylvia Rosabal has been named Senior Vice President
of Network News. Rosabal will report to Alina Falcon, Executive Vice
President, News and Alternative Programming, effective immediately.
Bringing over 25 years of news experience, Rosabal will oversee all
network news content and be responsible for editorial direction,
programming, and production of on-air and online news properties
including the award-winning nightly newscast, Noticiero Telemundo; the
Sunday news program, Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart; and the news
content of Telemundos morning program Levantate, as well as other
related network news programming such as breaking news and specials. She
also will have operational oversight of the networks daily news
magazine program, Al Rojo Vivo, hosted by Emmy-award winning
journalist Maria Celeste Arraras. In her role, Rosabal will play a key
role in strengthening the synergies with Telemundos owned and operated
stations and leveraging the relationship with and expertise of NBC News,
the leading source of global news and information for more than 75 years.
Sylvias award-winning news career, journalistic integrity and
leadership skills will further enhance Telemundos commitment to inform,
educate and empower our community through our news and information
content, said Falcon. She has a deep understanding of Hispanic America
and a proven track record in journalism excellence that will strengthen
the connection with our audience and help us drive growth across all our
network news properties.
Rosabal joins Telemundo Media from Univision, where she was Vice
President of the news division from 2002 to 2011 and oversaw all aspects
of the networks news department. She also was responsible for a broad
array of Univisions news programming including the nightly news
broadcast, political coverage, news magazines, public affairs programs,
news specials, and breaking news coverage. Rosabal also spearheaded
overall technological advances in the news department and oversaw all
non-sports coverage and activities for the 2006 and 2010 FIFA© World
Prior to that, Rosabal served as Univisions Assistant News Director
from 1995 to 2002, where she supervised day-to-day news operations.
Previously, she was named Executive Producer in 1991, where she was the
head of political coverage and special events.
Rosabal is a recipient of several industry awards including the Edward
R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast and two Emmy© awards for outstanding
news coverage, as well as three regional Emmy awards in the News
Documentary and Political Coverage categories. She is a member of the
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the National
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).
Rosabal holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami,
Coral Gables, Florida and completed the Executive Management Seminar at
the Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri.
About Telemundo Media:
Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal, is a world-class media
company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of
high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio
to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundos multiple
platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television
network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news
and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210
markets through its 14 owned stations and its broadcast and cable
affiliates; mun2, the preeminent voice for bicultural Hispanics in the
U.S. reaching TV households nationwide on digital and analog cable, and
satellite; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundos
original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile
an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99%
of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the
international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the
second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by
syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.