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Spanish Broadcasting Names New CCO
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. ("SBS"; Nasdaq: SBSA) today announced the appointment of Cynthia Hudson-Fernandez to the newly created post of Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer.
In her capacity as the head of creative strategy, Ms. Hudson will have
overall responsibility for the Company's recently announced TV venture as well
as the upgrading and rebranding of its New Media unit including the bilingual
Internet portal, LaMusica.com. In addition, Ms. Hudson will oversee the
development, execution and distribution of all SBS proprietary content -- a
key driver of future revenue growth.
Ms. Hudson is an eight-time Emmy Award winning producer, writer and
international television executive with over 20 years experience in both the
U.S. broadcast and international cable TV industries. Ms. Hudson's particular
area of expertise has involved the launching of successful start-up TV
networks; in 1996 she created Casa Club TV (now a Sony Network); in 1997 she was hired by Hearst Entertainment to create the Cosmopolitan TV Network, now the #1 ranked cable network among women viewers in Spain and a top-rated network in Latin America.
She began her career as a TV news reporter in 1984 and has held numerous
positions at both U.S. Spanish-language TV networks Univision and Telemundo, including Senior News Producer, Executive Producer and Vice President of Programming and Production. Since 1997, Ms. Hudson has served as Senior Vice President and Editorial Director of Cosmopolitan TV for the Hearst Corporation.
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