NEW YORK – June 11, 2019 – Martha Ruiz-Cornejo has been named Senior Vice President, Human Resources, CBS Television Stations, it was announced today by Laurie Rosenfield, Chief People Officer, CBS Corporation, and Peter Dunn, President, CBS Television Stations. Ruiz is based in New York and reports to Rosenfield and Dunn. Ruiz is succeeding Robin Bona, who retired last month as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for the Company’s Television Stations division, following 53 years with CBS.
In her new role, Ruiz-Cornejo has oversight of all human resources strategy for the CBS Television Stations Group as well as programs and processes, cultural and leadership development, employee education and development, and compensation and benefits for the division.
Over the last eight years, she has held various human resources positions at Univision, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the company’s television and radio stations and local digital properties. Before that, Ruiz-Cornejo served in human resources management roles with companies including AIG, PepsiCo, Baker Hughes and Procter & Gamble.
“We are delighted Martha has joined us in this crucial role working with our television stations across the country,” said Rosenfield. “Her expertise in leading transformation, developing leaders and delivering growth opportunities to media businesses at the national and local level makes her the ideal fit for this position. I also expect her to be one of the key drivers in moving our business forward as we continue to focus on strengthening our culture and ensuring that all employees are provided with a safe, fair, inclusive and positive work environment.”
“The addition of Martha as the dedicated human resources expert for our team comes at the perfect time,” said Dunn. “Human resources plays a critical role in our success, and Martha possesses the skills to help us continue to grow our business, and most importantly, deliver on our promise to make certain all employees at our television stations experience an open, transparent, accountable and inclusive culture.”
Ruiz-Cornejo has a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from National Autonomous University of Mexico. She also holds a master’s degree in human resource management and industrial relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Martha grew up in Mexico City and moved to Houston over 15 years ago, before relocating to New York with her husband, Lenny, and their two sons, Emilio and Luca.
About CBS Corporation:
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film and interactive. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network 10 Australia, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Sports Network, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, Pop, Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations and CBS Experiences.
About CBS Television Stations:
CBS Television Stations consists of 28 owned-and-operated stations, including 15 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis-St. Paul), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KCNC-TV (Denver), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh) and WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite station KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).
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