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Univision Commends Diego Ruiz on His Appointment to the Federal Communications Commission


New York, NY--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--February 2, 2006--Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE:UVN), the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, today commends Diego Ruiz, former Vice President & General Manager of Univision Television Group’s television stations serving Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto, California, on his appointment to the Federal Communications Commission, as Deputy Chief, Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, effective January 30, 2006.

“Diego’s valuable leadership and his dedication to the fastest-growing Hispanic market in the country have been tremendous assets to the Univision Television Group,” said Michael D. Wortsman, President of the Univision Television Group. “Diego’s career with Univision has been marked by many achievements and milestones, and I am confident that he will find great success in his new position with the FCC. On behalf of everyone at Univision, I wish him well in this exciting new chapter of his life.”

“I am proud to have been part of a company that has permanently altered the Spanish-language media landscape and has achieved so many industry-wide milestones in the nine years that I have worked for Univision,” said Diego Ruiz. “I look forward to my new position with the FCC, but I will miss the many friends I have made both in California and within the extended Univision family.”

Diego Ruiz had served as Vice President and General Manager of KUVS-Univision 19 and KTFK-TeleFutura 64 since June 2002. Previously, Ruiz served as Vice President and General Manager of Univision Online, Univision Communication’s internet division. Before launching Univision Online, Ruiz served as Station Manager of KMEX-TV Channel 34, Univision’s flagship station in Los Angeles. He joined Univision in 1997 after receiving his MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to joining Univision, Ruiz worked in the United States Congress from 1990 to 1995. He received his BA with a double major in History and English Literature from the University of Virginia in 1988.

While in Sacramento, Ruiz served on the Boards of Directors of the California Chamber of Commerce, the California Broadcasters Association, the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the American Heart Association’s Sacramento chapter.

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 86% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 19.8% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

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Source: Hispanic PR Wire

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