The Azteca América network is mourning the loss of veteran executive Roel Medina, who died unexpectedly at his home July 30 in Katy, Texas at the age of 55. Medina had served as GM of Azteca’s KYAZ-51 in Houston since 2012.
Prior to joining Azteca Houston, Medina spent 11 years at Telemundo, where he served as General Manager in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, respectively. He earlier worked for Univision, where he was Director of Marketing and Creative at KXLN-45 in Houston.
“Roel Medina was creative force and a hard working executive who was ‘one of a kind,’” said Azteca América CEO Manuel Abud. “Above all, he was a man of deep convictions and a big heart. He was deeply committed to the Texas communities his stations served.”
Azteca Station Group EVP Enrique Perez added, “Roel made enormous contributions to our station group and company. He was a brilliant, beloved leader, not only for Azteca, but also within the entire Texas television community, which knew him so well and for so long.”