Award-winning Spanish-language television executive and journalist Cynthia Hudson has been named senior vice president and general manager of CNN en Español and Hispanic strategy for CNN/U.S., it was announced today by Tony Maddox, executive vice president and managing director of CNN International. Hudson will relocate from Miami to CNN’s global headquarters in Atlanta, and report to Maddox.
In her new position, Hudson will oversee newsgathering, editorial content, programming, production, operations and personnel, of CNN en Español, CNN en Español RADIO and the recently launched CNNMexico.com, a joint venture Web site produced in conjunction with Grupo Editorial Expansión.
“Cynthia brings to CNN en Espanol a wealth of creative and strategic experience in both television and new media,” said Maddox. “Her appointment underscores CNN's commitment to the Latin American marketplace, where CNN en Español consistently ranks as the region’s leading pan-regional news network, and positions us to best serve the growing Hispanic market in the U.S.
Hudson comes from Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS), where she served aschief creative officer and executive vice president for SBS and managing director of Mega TV. Hudson was responsible for SBS’ expansion, directly overseeing flagship TV station Mega TV, as well as the companies’ internet site www.lamusica.com and other new media development. In addition, Hudson supervised the strategic expansion of SBS content across multiple media platforms and development of branded entertainment synergies among all SBS properties. Mega TV saw tremendous growth under her watch and garnered the network 27 EMMY awards in just four years since its launch.
Source: CNN Press Release: CYNTHIA HUDSON TAPPED TO HEAD CNN EN ESPAÑOL, 3/1/2010