A veteran producer of CNN en Español’s television division makes his first big move

Photo “This Town is Always Moving.” This is the headline of a CNN interview with Carlos Paulino Fernández, the newly hired editor of CNN en Español. Mr. Fernández, a longtime CNN producer, was brought…

A veteran producer of CNN en Español’s television division makes his first big move

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“This Town is Always Moving.”

This is the headline of a CNN interview with Carlos Paulino Fernández, the newly hired editor of CNN en Español.

Mr. Fernández, a longtime CNN producer, was brought on in February as the executive producer of the channel’s various bureaus worldwide. He made a big splash with his selection of his new chief executive, Carmen Campos, who had long been the director of Global News at Univision.

CNN said that while she will focus on CNN en Español, she will lend her executive experience to the channel’s global operations.

The appointment of Ms. Campos is the latest in a string of top-to-bottom changes in the Spanish-language media world. In the last several months, dozens of television news jobs have been either cut or left vacant in the New York market. Univision’s English-language sister, Fusion, went off the air in March after an expensive sale by parent company Univision Communications to Verizon Communications.

Mr. Fernández told The Editors that he’s seen many changes in the industry in his 30 years of work, especially with the huge influx of Hispanic audiences.

“I believe one of the biggest differences now is that our parents remember when Latinos were just a fraction of the country,” he said. “But now Latinos, with their young families, are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population.”

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