Ed Fernandez is a Michigan native with a distinguished career as a broadcast executive. He rose through the ranks at stations in Grand Rapids and, most recently, served as president and general manager of WSNS Telemundo in Chicago.
Before joining Telemundo in 2003, Ed Fernandez worked for 14 years at WXMI Fox 17 in Grand Rapids. He joined the station as a local sales manager, served as general sales manager, station manager and eventually became vice president/general manager. Earlier in his career, he served as an account executive for WSB-TV in Atlanta, WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, and WOOD-TV, also in Grand Rapids.
Fernandez, whose stations have won numerous local Emmys, has received a number of awards, including the Central Michigan University Distinguished Alumni award, Grand Rapids Business Journal "Forty Under Forty" award and St. Augustine College's "El Puente" award for his commitment to the Chicago Hispanic community.
Fernandez's professional involvement includes membership of the Michigan Association Broadcasters and the Illinois Broadcasters Association Board.
Originally from West Michigan, he earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast and cinematic arts from Central Michigan University. He was the Robert R. McCormick/Tribune Foundation Fellowship Recipient through National Association of Broadcasters.
He has three teenage daughters.