WGEN-TV/Mundo Fox 8

May 15, 2013 14:35 ET

Mauricio Cruz Named General Manager for WGEN-TV, the MundoFox Affiliate in Miami

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - May 15, 2013) - WGEN-TV, a Spanish-language television station providing high-quality broadcasting and programming to Hispanic audiences in Florida, today named Mauricio Cruz the new General Manager for WGEN-TV/Mundo Fox 8.

WGEN-TV, part of Colombia's Caracol Television Group, signed a deal with MundoFox in December 2012 to be their Miami affiliate and air programming on Channel 8. The station is carried by every major distributor in the market, including DirecTV, DISH Network, AT&T, U-verse, Comcast and Atlantic Broadband.

In the new role, Mauricio Cruz will be overseeing the day-to-day operations for the South Florida station, including business development, production, local promotions, programming, finance and administrative duties. He will report directly to Luis Calle, Vice-President of Operations for News and Sports for Caracol TV.

Prior to his appointment, Mauricio Cruz held various positions with WGEN-TV, including Director of Finance and Finance Manager, where he was responsible for the financial operations of the television station reaching more than 1.5 million households. Previously, Cruz was Finance Manager for Telemundo, where he managed financial operations for the production of non-scripted entertainment programming varieties and specials.

"I am pleased to announce the promotion of Mauricio Cruz, who with the knowledge he possesses and the support of the entire team will no doubt rise to the occasion of leading the organization to meet its goals for this year," said Luis Calle, Vice-President of Operations, News and Sports, for Caracol TV.

A Colombia native, Mauricio Cruz has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and a Master's degree in Finance from Florida International University.

WGEN-TV is a Spanish-language television station based in Key West that broadcasts locally on Channel 8 as an affiliate of MundoFox. WGEN-TV spans all of South Florida from Key West to Fort Lauderdale and is carried by the leading cable and satellite providers. For more information, visit

About MundoFox
MundoFox is a Spanish-language broadcast television network that was launched in August 2012. The network is a joint venture between Fox International Channels (FIC), News Corporation's international multi-media business, and RCN Television in Colombia. MundoFox was launched to cater to an increasing demand for quality Spanish-language content in the U.S. from both viewers and advertisers.

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