WNJU Promotes John Gonzalez To Tech VP
Telemundo-owned WNJU New York (DMA 1) has named John Gonzalez vice president of technology and operations.
An industry veteran with more than 30 years of professional experience as a photojournalist, digital editor and technology supervisor, Gonzalez led the design of WNJU’s state-of-the-art broadcast transmitter and oversaw its launch from One World Trade Center in June 2017.
This move resulted in Telemundo 47 being the first Tri-State television station to officially resume over-the-air transmissions from One World Trade Center.
“John is highly-respected. He is an innovator, a leader and a mentor to our field technicians. He’s the best in the field and has successfully spearheaded our station’s transition to new, state-of the-art broadcast and transmission technologies with tenacity and resolve,” said Cristina Schwarz, WNJU president-GM. “I look forward to seeing him achieve even more milestones and pioneering moments in his career and for our station, as Telemundo 47 continues to innovate with newsroom technologies to better serve our viewers.”
In his new role, Gonzalez will continue implementing digital upgrades to station operational infrastructure and further expansion of the station’s on-line platforms.
Gonzalez has been WNJU’s director of technology and operations for nearly four years. He has also worked as director of digital media and Information for WNBC New York. In addition, he has also held several other leadership positions within NBCUniversal.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from William Paterson University.