Andrew Deschapelles, the interim vice president and general manager of KTAZ Phoenix and KHRR Tucson, now gets the job permanently.
Telemundo Picks New GM For AZ Stations
The Telemundo Station Group today named Andrew Deschapelles president and general manager of KTAZ Phoenix (DMA 11) KHRR Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 65). In this role, he will oversee all operations of both stations including: news, sales, marketing and promotions, technology, digital and community affairs.
Deschapelles will report to Manuel Martinez, president, Telemundo Station Group.
“Andrew is a dedicated local broadcaster and an inspirational leader,” said Martinez. “Having worked as both vice president of sales and interim general manager of our stations, Andrew has helped our teams launch new newscasts, achieve top market ratings, recruit talented news and sales executives and position KTAZ and KHRR as important avenues for local and national advertisers to connect with our influential Hispanic audiences.”
He has more than 25 years of experience in broadcast sales and station management. He joined KTAZ and KHRR in 2015 as VP of sales and was named interim general manager for both stations in 2017.
Prior to this, he worked at Univision’s KTVW Phoenix and held various sales roles with increasing responsibilities.
Deschapelles began his career at Univision Communications as a regional account manager in 1991.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington.