In this new role, Arnost will lead the entire Telemundo Station Group’s revenue-generating functions including the national and local sales offices, as well as digital and new business initiatives, local events and out of home platforms. Enrique Perez, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing for the Telemundo Station Group, will report directly to Arnost. In addition, Arnost will work closely with Dan Lovinger, Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales and Integrated Marketing, at the network level.
"Tom has been a key player in leading the charge of raising awareness about the Hispanic market and the value of the U.S. Hispanic audience for many years," said Abud. "As Telemundo continues to grow its audience share and work with partners new to the Spanish-language television landscape, his reputation and deep experience driving revenue growth will foster further success for our Station Group."
A well renowned media executive, Arnost was President and CEO of Equity Broadcast from 2007 to 2008. Since then, he has served on numerous boards and managed a private investment portfolio focused on the media industry. Prior to Equity Broadcast, Arnost was Co-President of the Univision Television Group, where he served from 1996 to 2006. He began at Univision in 1994 as Station Manager for the Univision flagship station, KMEX-TV in Los Angeles, and became Executive Vice President of Univision Television Group in 1995.
During his tenure at Univision, Arnost's focus and passion was providing the most relevant news and information designed to help and empower local Hispanic communities. He also focused on introducing major mainstream advertisers to the power of the Hispanic market and exposing the long held misperceptions associated with America's Spanish speaking citizens.
From 1980 to 1994, Arnost worked at the Tribune Co. He began his broadcast career at Petry Television, where he worked from 1974 to 1980.
Arnost received a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from the University of Arizona.
ABOUT TELEMUNDO MEDIA
Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo’s multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 14 owned stations and its broadcast and cable affiliates; mun2, the preeminent voice for bicultural Hispanics in the U.S. reaching TV households nationwide on digital and analog cable, and satellite; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo’s original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices, www.telemundo.com and www.mun2.tv; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.