MIRAMAR, FL – (August 10, 2020) – The Telemundo Station Group today announced that Migdalia Figueroa is the new President and General Manager of Telemundo 31 / WTMO, the Telemundo owned station serving Spanish-speaking audiences in Central Florida. Effective immediately, Figueroa is responsible for leading all station operations including news/digital, sales, marketing/promotions, human resources, community affairs, and technology/operations. She is leaving her role as Vice President of News for NBC 6 / WTVJ. She reports to Manuel Martinez, President of the Telemundo Station Group.
“Migdalia is a well-respected leader across our group. Her vast experience and commitment to creating a work culture that prioritizes employees’ professional development while encouraging collaboration and innovation in the workplace make her the perfect person to lead Telemundo 31,” said Martinez.
A journalist and seasoned broadcast professional with 30 years of experience in network and local news, Figueroa joined NBCUniversal in 2005 and has held numerous roles with increasing responsibility at the Telemundo Station Group and at NBC/Telemundo owned stations. Most recently, she worked as Vice President of News at NBC 6 / WTVJ, the NBC-owned station serving the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market, for eight years. At WTVJ, she implemented new editorial, production styles and workflows and led the launch of the station’s dedicated investigative team “NBC 6 Investigates” and the local consumer investigative unit “NBC 6 Responds” which has answered hundreds of consumer tips and returned thousands of dollars to consumers. She has also overseen the news team’s reporting of several important stories including the impact of COVID-19 in South Florida, the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, political campaigns’ efforts to win the South Florida Latino vote, and full-team coverage for hurricanes that impacted South Florida and the Caribbean, among others.
Before this, Figueroa was Senior Vice President of Content and Branding for the Telemundo Station Group for two years, and the Vice President of News for Telemundo 51 / WSCV from 2005 to 2010. While at WCSV, Figueroa helped the station rise in ratings to become the #1 most-watched TV station for local news among key demo groups, in any language, a position the station continues to holds.
Figueroa has also held numerous newsroom roles at Univision Network. A multiple-time Suncoast Emmy Award-winner and Silver Circle Award recipient, Figueroa launched her career in broadcast journalism in Puerto Rico as a news producer for WSJN-Channel 24. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Puerto Rico.
About Telemundo Station Group
Telemundo Station Group, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, is comprised of 30 local television stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Producing and broadcasting more than 15,000 hours of unique and relevant local content each year, including award-winning news, public affairs, and entertainment programming, Telemundo Station Group serves Spanish-speaking viewers in the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, San Antonio, San Francisco Bay Area, Phoenix, Harlingen, Sacramento, Orlando, Fresno, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., San Diego, Tampa, Denver, El Paso, Boston, Las Vegas, Tucson, Hartford, Salt Lake City, Fort Myers-Naples, Springfield, Richmond and Puerto Rico. In addition, Telemundo Station Group operates TeleXitos, a national multicast network that offers viewers popular action and adventure television series and feature films in Spanish. The group also provides support to 50 Telemundo affiliates across the country and manages dedicated local websites and applications, as well as a robust digital out-of-home operation.
About Telemundo 31
Telemundo 31 / WTMO is Telemundo’s local television station serving Spanish-language viewers in the Central Florida. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 31, delivers its audiences more than 10 hours of live, locally produced news each week across all platforms. WTMO’s newscasts feature local breaking news, real-time weather forecasts, and consumer reports and sports information. Telemundo 31 also airs world-class programming produced by Telemundo Network. Telemundo 31’s local news and information can be accessed by audiences across all of its platforms, including online at Telemundo31.com , through its social media channels, mobile app “Telemundo 31”, and on local over-the-air channels 31.1 and 31.2, Spectrum channels 62, 1011 and 1918, Century Link channels 31, 1031 and 3007. Advanced Satellite and Cable channel 66, Stellar Communications channel 91, MDU Communications channel 33, and Summit Broadband channel 15.