Jose Flores is the President and General Manager of Telemundo 40 / KTLM, the NBCUniversal-owned television station that serves Spanish-language viewers in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, covering the Brownsville, Harlingen and McAllen markets and also reaching across the U.S. border into Mexico. In this role, Flores oversees the overall management of the station.
In his current role, Flores is overseeing a significant expansion to the station’s local news operations, thanks to an investment made by NBCUniversal in its Telemundo stations to better serve Spanish-language communities. The investment has enabled the station to hire additional journalists to boost newsgathering efforts and produces more than 12 hours of local newscasts each week.
Flores has 25 years of local broadcast experience. Prior to his appointment at Telemundo 40, he served as Vice President of Content and News for Telemundo 39 / KXTX for seven years. Before this, Flores was the Assistant News Director at KWHY 22 in Los Angeles from 2005 to 2007. Flores began his broadcast journalism career in Houston, as a news producer for Univision 45 / KXLN, before moving on to Telemundo Houston / KTMD, where he worked as the News Director from 2001 to 2005.
Flores is a native of Ciudad Miguel Alemán, Tamaulipas, México. He holds bachelor’s degree in Arts, Radio and Television from the University of Houston and a Master’s of Business Administration from Texas Christian University. Flores also holds a teacher’s certification from the Texas Education Agency.