VP & Director of Content
Teri Arvesu serves as News Director for Univision Chicago. Under her leadership Univision Chicago became the first Spanish language television station in that market to be awarded the Emmy for Best Evening Newscast. She previously was Executive Producer for the Univision Miami station, where she managed a team of more than 50 journalists.
She is the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow, 10 Emmy’s Awards
In 2014 she founded a fellowship with DePaul University and the McCormick Foundation to train high school and college latinos interested in media and in 2015 launched the first Chicago radio show for billenials by billenials that runs on Univision Radio.
Teri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Florida International University and a master’s of Science in Management with a focus in Leadership from the Wayne Huizenga School of Business at Nova Southeastern University. In 2007, she was selected to be a McCormick Tribune Fellow through the Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management & the Medill School of Journalism. Tericompleted the International Center for Foreign Journalists ““Líderes Digitales: program.
While her primary focus has been local news, in 2009, she was the Executive Producer of the 50 minute documentary highlighting 50 years of Cuban Exile “50 Años de Exilio”. In 2010, she produced the Senatorial Debate and both primary and general election Gubernatorial Debates- overseeing production and research/content.
She worked for more than 10 years at Telemundo. During her time at the Telemundo network and at the local affiliate in Miami, where she launched the AM and Weekend Newscasts.
Teri currently serves on the Chicago Headline Club & National Academy of Arts & Television Midwest Chapter Board and previously served on the Suncoast Chapter. She is one of three co-founders and chair of Univision Miami Women’s Leadership Council and is actively involved in Chicago.