Univision Names John Eck Local Media Chief

He succeeds Kevin Cuddihy as the executive overseeing Univision's 128 TV and radio stations. Cuddihy will leave the company after a brief transition period.

 

Univision Communications today named John Eck as chief local media officer, effective immediately.

His responsibilities will include oversight of Univision’s local media business, primarily 128 TV and radio stations.

Eck will remain based in New York and continue to report to Randy Falco, president and CEO. He will replace Kevin Cuddihy, who will work with Eck over the next few months to support him in the transition.

Eck joined Univision in 2011as EVP of technology, operations and engineering.

Prior to Univision, he worked at NBC Universal for 18 years, most recently serving as president of Media Works.

During his tenure at NBCU, Eck was responsible for leading various digital initiatives, including spearheading the digitization of NBCU’s production processes, executing NBCU’s enterprise digital asset management system and facilitating the adoption of standards for digital mobile broadcasting as a founding partner of the Open Mobile Video Coalition.

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He previously held various other executive, technology and financial positions within NBCU and General Electric.

Eck graduated from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a BS in finance.

Cuddihy joined Univision in 2009 as EVP of TV advertising sales and was named president of the Univision Television Group in 2011. He became president of local media, adding radio to his responsibilities, in August 2014.

Prior to Univision, he spent eight years at Comcast Spotlight Sales, rising from general manager of Detroit Marketlink to SVP advertising sales where he was responsible for all field sales operations and advertising revenue.

Cuddihy began his career as an account executive at CBS’s WCCO Minneapolis and eventually become general sales manager there. He then went to WWJ Detroit where he was director of sales and later GM.


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