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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • ZACK HERNANDEZ NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, U.S. SYNDICATION SALES, CENTRAL REGION AT SONY PICTURES TELEVISION
  • JAKE MAZE PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR, CENTRAL REGION
  • CHICAGO, IL (May 1, 2012) - Zack Hernandez has been promoted to senior vice president, U.S. syndication sales, central region, for Sony Pictures Television (SPT), it was announced today by Philip Martzolf, executive vice president, U.S. syndication sales, SPT, to whom he reports.

    Hernandez will oversee the 57 markets that comprise the central region, spearheading all of SPT's distribution efforts in the territory, including sales of "The Dr. Oz Show," "Seinfeld," "The King of Queens" and the upcoming Queen Latifah project. He will also be responsible for representing SPT with major broadcast groups such as Meredith, Local TV and Newport, among others.

    "Zack has proven to be such a great asset in leading our sales efforts," says Martzolf. "This promotion acknowledges his capabilities and progression as a salesperson as well as places him in a position to oversee an entire region where he already has established and maintained important relationships."

    Additionally, Jake Maze has been promoted to director, central region and he reports to Hernandez. Tyler Deskins has joined SPT as account executive, western region and will report to Eric Smith, senior vice president, western region.

    Hernandez joined SPT in 2006 as division manager, western region, where he managed the sales of SPT content to television stations in the western states. In 2009, Hernandez was promoted to vice president, central region relocating to Chicago and managing the Chicago sales office. Prior to joining SPT, Hernandez served as account manager for both NBC's KNSD-TV in San Diego and Mi San Diego TV 43, an independent, local Spanish language station. There, he handled diverse agency and direct business accounts such as Wal-Mart, Coca Cola, and the San Diego Sports Arena. From 1999 to 2005, he was an account executive for Buena Vista Television, where he was responsible for sales of first-run and off-network product such as "LIVE with Regis and Kelly," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and "Home Improvement" in both the western and midwestern divisions. Hernandez graduated from California Lutheran University with a bachelor of arts in marketing communications in 1998.

    Maze joined SPT in 2009 as an account executive, western region. Deskins was previously a local account executive at WLKY-TV, Hearst Television, in Louisville, KY.

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