Caridad Hernandez Promoted to News Content Director at WUSA

By Kevin Eck 

Tegna’s Washington, D.C. CBS affiliate WUSA has promoted assistant news director Caridad Hernandez to news content director.

Hernandez has been the assistant news director for the last two years and will oversee the day-to-day operations of the news department.

“We are thrilled to promote Cari to this new role leading our entire newsroom,” said WUSA vice president and station manager Michael Valentine. “Her leadership style fits perfectly with our station’s values. She has already had a tremendous impact in her three years at WUSA9—and we are very fortunate to have her on our team.”


“I am excited and honored to continue to lead the team at WUSA9 in this new role,” said Hernandez. I look forward to continuing to work with an excellent group of journalists, who bring out the best in each other and work diligently to tell stories that make an impact in the DC Metro area and beyond.”

She currently serves on the board of Urgent Inc. and volunteers with the Asian American Journalist Association, where she co-facilitates the Executive Leadership Program for emerging media leaders. She has also previously served as a broadcast teacher for high school journalism students—and as a mentor/instructor for the Poynter Institute.