MIRAMAR, FL – June 12, 2019 – South Florida’s most-watched station, WSCV / Telemundo 51 continues its commitment to viewers with the expansion of its political team. Mike Hernandez, a former Senior Advisor to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, will serve as political analyst. He will contribute to Telemundo 51’s political team that features senior political reporter Marilys Llanos, political reporter for Tallahassee Ana Cuervo, and political reporter for Washington, D.C. Randy Serrano.
“We are excited to welcome Mike to our Telemundo 51 family and for our viewers to receive his expert analyses” said Helga Silva, Vice President of News for Telemundo 51. “He will bring many years of experience from Miami-Dade County government and the political campaign trail into the homes of our viewers.”
“I grew up watching Telemundo 51 with my family” said Mike Hernandez. “To have been asked to serve as political analyst for South Florida’s leading news station is an honor.”
A seasoned government relations and public affairs expert, Hernández joins Telemundo 51 from Mercury Public Affairs, a bipartisan public affairs consulting firm, where he currently works as Senior Vice President since 2018. Before this, he served as the Director of Communications for Miami-Dade County for four years and was responsible for overseeing the county’s communications department, and all public information and marketing campaigns for Miami International Airport, PortMiami and the Water & Sewer Department. Prior to this, he served as Senior Director for Governmental Relations and Public Affairs at Penn Schoen Berland, a global research consultancy, working throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Middle East, and Europe. Hernandez earned a master’s degree in Public Administration and bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida International University.
About Telemundo 51 Miami
Telemundo 51 / WSCV is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish-speaking viewers in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, the third largest Hispanic market in the country. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 51 has been delivering local news, information and entertainment to viewers throughout South Florida for more than 30 years. Telemundo 51 is the preferred station for local news in a diverse market that is made up of more than two million Spanish-speaking people whose backgrounds represent more than 20 nationalities. Telemundo 51 is committed to covering issues important to the community as well as partnering with and supporting local organizations that are making a difference in the areas of education, health, civic engagement and the environment. Telemundo 51 also delivers local news and information across all platforms, including online at Telemundo51.com, the Telemundo 51 mobile app and on social media.
Susan Solano Vila