WABC Names New Vice President of Community Relations and Development

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

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WABC has named Marilu Galvez the vice president of community relations and development.

President and general manager Debra O’Connell made the announcement today. In this role, Galvez will be responsible for developing new community outreach efforts while growing existing partnerships with organizations across the New York area.

“Marilu’s vast experience working within all aspects of our station, from Eyewitness News to Community Programming and events across our entire viewing area has prepared her to take on this key leadership role for WABC,” said O’Connell. “Her tenacity, compassion and overall caring of quality for our communities make her the ideal leader to bring us even closer to our viewers.”

Galvez is an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, a supporter of the Boys & Girls Club and WABC anchor Sade Baderinwa’s Get Reel Foundation as well as all Disney VoluntEars program initiatives.

Galvez started her career as a production assistant and assignment editor at Telemundo in 1998. She then became an assignment editor at WNYW in 1999 and spent two years at WNBC before joining WABC in 2001.