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E.R. Bert Medina ’84 – Journalism and Mass Communication Alumnus

As senior vice president and operating manager of TeleFutura, Bert Medina is responsible for network programming, news, talent relations, promotions and technical operations. Medina previously served as vice president and general manager of Univision’s WGBO and TeleFutura’s WXFT stations in Chicago.

Under his leadership, WGBO expanded its news coverage to better serve Chicago’s Hispanic community.

He introduced Noticias Univision Chicago, the first regularly scheduled Spanish-language weekend newscast in the market, and Primera Plana Chicago, a weekly program that received a Silver Dome Award for Best Locally Produced Public Affairs show from the Illinois State Broadcasters Association.

Medina has served on the board of directors for the Museum of Science and Industry, Columbia College, Illinois State Broadcasters Association, American Marketing Association Miami Chapter, and the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences South Florida Chapter.

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