The former local content SVP at Telemundo Station Group, will lead the news operations at NBC’s Miami outlet.
Migdalia Figueroa today was named vice president of news at NBC-owned WTVJ Miami (DMA 16). Figueroa, who will start in her new role on March 26, joins the station from Telemundo where she was SVP of local content for the Telemundo Station Group, overseeing all news and local content produced and developed by Telemundo’s 14 owned stations.
Figueroa has worked at Telemundo for seven years. Before taking on her current role in 2010, she was VP of news at WSCV, the Telemundo station in Miami, for five years. NBC said that during her time at Telemundo, Figueroa led the station’s newscasts to substantial ratings growth and maintained consistent ratings leadership position against all stations — both Spanish- and English-speaking — in the market.
Figueroa began her broadcast journalism career as a news producer for the Univision station in New York. During her 15-year tenure at Univision, she also was executive producer for WLTV Miami; executive producer of Univision Online; and general producer of El Show de Christina.
Figueroa graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a BA in communications.