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Telemundo Media has promoted longtime company exec Manuel Abud to prexy of the Telemundo Station Group.

Abud, who was most recently prexy and general manager of Telemundo Dallas KXTX, will oversee 15 Telemundo-owned local stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

He replaces Ronald Gordon who was named chairman at ZGS Communicaitons, which owns and operates the largest group of Telemundo affiliates. Gordon was prexy and CEO of ZGS before joining Telemundo in 2009.

In 2010, Abud combined his role at Telemundo Dallas to serve as interim general manager of indie TV station KWHY in Los Angeles. Prior to that, he was VP and general manager of Telemundo LA, prexy of Telemundo Cable and launched sister channel mun2. Abud was also prexy of CBS Telenoticias, which he relaunched as Telemundo Intl.

Before Telemundo, Abud was chief financial officer of Mexico’s media company Grupo Medcom, director of investor relations at Grupo Televisa and general treasurer of Grupo ICA.