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President and General Manager, KVUE-TV, Austin
Kristie Gonzales is the President and General Manager of KVUE, leading a staff of more than 120 employees who produce 33 hours of award-winning live news and programming each week. Under her leadership, KVUE became the most-watched news among the coveted demographic of adults aged 25-54 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. during the last November 2017 ratings period.
Before moving to Austin, Kristie was the Promotion and Digital Brand Manager at WABC in New York, the number one television station in the country. Previously, she held management positions at various stations, including WTVD in Raleigh-Durham, NC and at KSFN in Fresno, CA. She also spent nearly five years in Philadelphia, PA as a Promotion Producer for WPVI.
In May 2016, Kristie was honored with the Latino Trendsetter Award in New York City where she shared the motto given to her by her mentor, “As you climb, lift.” She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and serves on the board of directors for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas, the SAFE Alliance and Vision for Equality. Originally from Southern California, Kristie was raised primarily in Albuquerque, NM where she graduated summa cum laude with double honors from the University of New Mexico.