In October 2021, he became President of Univision News, moving to Miami from Mexico City. For 23 years prior to that shift, thanks to the union of Televisa and Univision, he served as VP of News at Televisa for 23 years.
Now, Leopoldo Gómez has shared that he is exiting the company today known as TelevisaUnivision, and that he plans to pursue other interests.
During his tenure at Univision, he was part of the leadership team that spearheaded the efforts to launch TelevisaUnivision, the bi-national company led by CEO Wade Davis.
Davis commented, “Leopoldo has had an immense impact on our News division in the last two years. We have benefited from his expertise and in-depth knowledge of the news making process. We are saddened to see him go but understand his decision.”
Bernardo Gómez, member of TelevisaUnivision Board and Co-CEO of Grupo Televisa, added, “I have worked alongside Leopoldo for almost 25 years. It is impossible to briefly sum up a quarter of a century of professional and personal adventures with him. Therefore, I will just say it has been a great journey. His professionalism and devotion to work, as well as his high journalistic standards have allowed him to make our company a very successful one in the contested news and documentary programs. He has always done and encouraged a very profound and trusted journalism. He will be missed as a key team player, but we are all looking forward to doing something exciting in the future.”
At Univision News, Gómez was chiefly responsible for the launch of Noticias Univision 24/7, the first Spanish-language streaming news channel in the U.S.
Gómez’s last day is July 14. But, the news has been held from public distribution since May, when he first informed TelevisaUnivision’s senior leadership team of his decision to leave the company.
Executive Vice President of News Maria Martinez-Guzman will serve as Univision News President on an interim basis; Martinez-Guzman previously worked as Senior VP of News at Univision and has held key roles in TelevisaUnivision’s local and national news operations since 1998.
“TelevisaUnivision thanks Leopoldo for his years of extraordinary achievements and wishes him great success in all future endeavors,” the company said on Monday (7/10).