Univision News’ Sandra Thomas Leaves

The departure of the Hispanic network's senior director of local and affiliate news was announced by Univision Television Group President Kevin Cuddihy and Isaac Lee, the company’s president of news.

Sandra Thomas is out as Univision News’ senior director of local and affiliate news.

In a memo emailed to staffers Wednesday, Univision Television Group President Kevin Cuddihy and Isaac Lee, the company’s president of news, announced Thomas’s departure, saying she “is leaving the company.” 

“Sandra has been a great leader at our organization and her tireless work, collaborative spirit and dedication to our mission have made an incredible impact. Please join us in thanking her and wishing her the best in her new endeavors,” it said.

Thomas, who previously served as Univision Television Group’s (UTG) news operations group regional news director supervisor as well as news director of KDTV Univision 14 San Francisco, had been in her most recent position since June 2011.

“Univision continually works to strengthen its position as the fastest growing news organization in the U.S. Today we are proud to say that we continue to move forward with our strategy to better serve and inform U.S. Hispanics at the local and national level,” the memo says.

“All of these efforts continue to build on Univision’s strategy of flattening the organization and becoming a leaner, more responsive, efficient and dynamic company that is open to constant change,” it says.

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“In the next few weeks you’ll be hearing more about our plans which will drive growth, engagement and innovation.”

Thomas’s departure comes amid other managerial changes at Univision. On Tuesday, the company announced the departure of Luis Fernandez, the company’s president of Entertainment and Univision Studios.


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