Marilu Galvez has been named president and general manager of New York ABC owned station WABC Chad Matthews.
Galvez has overall management responsibility for WABC—the country’s most-watched local station—and its ancillary businesses.
“I have worked with Marilu for more than 20 years in various roles, and her wealth of experience in news and community engagement makes her the perfect person to lead WABC-TV now and into the future,” said Matthews, who was named president of ABC Owned Television Stations earlier this year.
“It’s a great honor and privilege to lead New York’s and the nation’s No. 1 station – a station I have been a part of for almost 20 years,” said Galvez. “As WABC-TV’s new leader, I am deeply committed to supporting the incredibly talented individuals who make Channel 7 exceptional in every way. Together, we will continue to expand and deepen our connection with our tri-state audience and, more importantly, continue to tell impactful stories and deliver vital information across our platforms that reflect and inform the communities we serve.”
Galvez has been the vp of Community Engagement and Development for WABC since 2018. She’s also the committee lead for the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Networks’ Diversity Equity and Inclusion team. She is an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and was named one of the Top 10 Latina Corporate Executives of the Year by LATINA Style in 2019.
In a press release, the station said Galvez’ leadership “has helped expand and elevate a multicultural presence at the station.”
Before joining WABC in 2001, Galvez worked as a production assistant and assignment editor at Telemundo, an assignment editor at WNYW and an assignment manager at WNBC.