Martinez back after being ousted six-months ago

MIAMI — Spanish-lingo net Telemundo has brought back Manuel Martinez, its former exec VP of programming and production, to the position of VP and general manager of WNJU Channel 47, which covers the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey.

Martinez was pushed out from the top programming post in March, as part of major restructuring in the department.

But it was six months before Telemundo replaced him, ultimately upping Ramon Escobar, who had been the senior VP of local news, creative services and local programming of the Telemundo station group since the network was acquired by NBC in 2002.

Martinez began his career at Telemundo at the New York/New Jersey station in 1985.

He is taking over the position held by Enrique Perez, who has been promoted to senior VP of Telemundo Station Group Sales. Perez will oversee both national spot and local sales.

Both Perez and Martinez will report directly to Ibra Morales, prexy of Telemundo Station Group, and come under the aegis of the new NBC Television Stations Division.

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