Univision’s Hinson ankles

Vet exec Hobson will serve as CFO

MIAMI — Univision Communications chief financial officer Jeffrey Hinson has ankled the Spanish-language media group to pursue other interests in Dallas, the company said.

Univision has named longtime exec Andrew W. Hobson to the additional post of CFO. He serves as senior exec VP and chief strategic officer, based in Los Angeles, where he already reports directly to chairman-CEO Jerry Perenchio.

Hinson was named exec veep-CFO of Univision in April 2004. He previously had been senior veep and CFO of Hispanic Broadcasting, the Dallas-based radio company acquired by Univision in fall 2003, and was closely involved in the integration of HBC into Univision.

Hinson and his family had continued to live in Dallas, Univision said. Hinson will be available to the company through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.

“In 13 years with the company, Andy has been an outstanding leader with unmatched financial expertise, knowledge of the media business and strategic vision,” Perenchio said in a statement.

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