Univision Chicago promotes news director Teri Arvesu

Teri Arvesu

Teri Arvesu

Teri Arvesu, the energetic and spirited news director of WGBO-Channel 66, has been promoted to vice president/director of content at the Univision Chicago Spanish-language station.

The move announced by Doug Levy, senior vice president and general manager of Univision Chicago, was one of several aimed at transforming the operation into what he called a “content creation machine.”

“Teri has demonstrated strong leadership and operational intelligence since she arrived in Chicago to lead our news department,” Levy said in a message to staff. “We have asked Teri to expand her influence and take her vision to the next level by incorporating our news operations and our creative services functions into one new content creation function.”

Univision Chicago

Univision Chicago

Arvesu, 39, a Miami native who began her career with the Telemundo Spanish-language network, joined Univision’s Miami flagship WLTV in 2003 as a producer and moved up to executive producer in 2007. She was named news director at Univision Chicago in 2013.

Levy also announced the appointment of Edna Uribe to vice president/director of sales, and Ivan Garcia to creative services manager.

“We will be working on ways to be even more prolific content creators,” Levy told staff. “This includes creating content for our diverse digital assets, our editorial content created by Noticias Univision Chicago, as well as our own promotional material and client messaging.

“Edna, Ivan and Teri are all outstanding leaders who know how to be resourceful, collaborative, and who regularly demonstrate intelligence. They all live the ‘I Will’ values that define our workplace culture. These changes will help to ensure that Univision Local Media Chicago will grow and thrive in in our dynamic marketplace.”

Arvesu’s promotion comes just weeks after she was named by Crain’s Chicago Business to its 40 Under 40 list for 2016.

“How do I pack into one lifetime everything that I would like to do?” she told Crain’s. “I love what I do. I love the news. But there’s a lot of other things out there. I think I got into journalism because I love to learn and love trying new things. So maybe it’s another career one day. Maybe it’s writing a book. I mean, I love crime shows. I don’t know. Heck, maybe someday I’ll work for the CIA.”