Rolando Santos, the chief executive of CNN Chile, is retiring from the company, effective Friday, April 1, reports MediaMoves. After spending the past nine years in Chile, he will be returning to the United States, where he owns a home in Atlanta.
He has spent twenty-five years with CNN, with executive roles including VP for Affiliate Relations for CNN International, EVP and General Manager of HLN, and President of CNN en Español and CNN en Español Radio.
“I’ve been blessed with a 40-year career in the United States, working in English and Spanish-language, in front and behind the camera and internationally. Some of the most satisfying times in my career occurred in Chile, because I was able to change the news culture in the country and train the next generation of journalists that is now in charge of the news product,” Santos said in a statement to MediaMoves.
CNN Chile’s news director, Alejandro Repenning, will take over the news channel following Santos’s departure.