WTTW Names Hugo Balta as News Director

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Window To The World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), parent of WTTW and WFMT, announced that Hugo Balta has joined the organization as News Director for WTTW News effective February 3, 2020. Balta will have responsibility for leading, planning, reporting, producing, and editing news content and engagement across platforms and in the community, and will serve as Executive Producer of WTTW’s flagship news program Chicago Tonight. Balta will report to President & CEO Sandra Cordova Micek and support the organization’s purpose to enrich lives, engage communities, and inspire exploration. In his previous role, Balta served as Senior Producer at MSNBC overseeing editorial and production of high visibility live television shows, and was a member of the NBC/MSNBC Editorial Board. Balta is a two‐time president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), and the only president to serve a second term in the organization’s history.. Balta has also held production and editorial leadership positions at the Disney|ABC Television Group, ESPN, Telemundo, WCSB‐TV in New York, and WTJV‐TV in Miami.

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