Samuel Belilty

KWEX Univision 41

Samuel is news director at KWEX-TV, the Univision affiliate in San Antonio, Texas. Before joining the station in August 2007, he worked at KFTV, the Univision affiliate in Fresno, Calif., for almost nine years—two as creative services director and executive producer of the morning show and almost seven as news director. Samuel started his journalism career in his home country of Venezuela, where he worked for RCTV in Caracas from 1990 to 1998 in various positions, including news writer, reporter, anchor, executive producer and manager. He also spent a year hosting a daily three-hour live news talk show at Radio Caracas Radio (RCR). As executive producer and anchor for the program “48 Horas,” Samuel reported from Nicaragua, Colombia, Peru, Haiti, Cuba, the former Yugoslavia and the Middle East, among others. While in Fresno, he served as a member of the board of governors of the Northern California chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the board of advisors of the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship