Telemundo taps former Univision and Telefutura producer Freddy Oldenburg to lead a new local news effort in San Jose.
Telemundo has hired former Univision staffer Freddy Oldenburg as news director of its KSTS San Jose-San Francisco (DMA 6). He starts the new job on July 16.
Oldenburg most recently was executive producer of Telefutura’s latenight show Noche de Perros, which was canceled in April, after only six months on the air. He had previously worked in different capacities within Univision since 2003, starting as executive producer of KFTV Fresno, Calif.’s morning magazine Arriba Valle Central, and taking over the general producer job when the station launched weekend newscasts in 2004. He moved to the network in 2006, where he was a producer for the network news and the weekend edition of Primer Impacto.
In 2010, he was named executive producer of Telefutura’s court show Veredicto Final prior to taking over the launch of Noche de Perros. When the show was canceled, he joined the production team for Al Punto.
Prior to Univision, he was a reporter, anchor and later manager of El Observador, the morning national newscast of Venezuela’s RCTV cable network.