MundoFox raids Katz for Saccone replacement

Ibra MoralesHispanic US channel MundoFox has poached Ibra Morales from Katz Television Group to become its president.

Morales was local channel operator Katz’s senior VP, national marketing and is also a former president of Telemundo Station Group.

He replaces Emiliano Saccone, who resigned just days into the new year citing a “very personal decision” and a desire to find more “entrepreneurial” ventures, according to a report. Saccone is said to have secured a production deal with Mundo Fox joint venture partner Fox International Channels, where he had worked for 13 years before taking on the MundoFox role.

Morales will now lead the FIC and RCN Television Group network, which launched in August last year. He will report to the joint venture’s board.

“Ibra is an outstanding executive with a deep understanding of the broadcasting industry in the US and significant experience in sales and distribution. We are truly excited to have him on board,” said Gabriel Reyes, CEO of RCN.

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